Thomas Welby

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Some of the people taking part in the silent protest   in Oughterard on Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Department of Justice has been sharply criticised by the Bishop of Galway over its lack of consultation with local people amid ongoing controversy(...)

On Saturday, locals walked from the town of Oughterard out to the former Connemara Gateway Hotel,  where they lined up on both sides of the road before dispersing. File  photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A large crowd has again taken part in a silent protest in Oughterard, Co Galway on Saturday over the possibility of a direct provision centre being lo(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated his party is willing to erect posters and use party literature to support Mr Higgins. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael will actively canvass for the re-election of President Michael D Higgins and may use party resources to assist his campaign for a second ter(...)

Footing turf near Seanafeistin as a gorse fire burns in Cloosh Valley, Connemara, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

As gorse fires continue to rage in many areas, landowners and the public have been warned it is illegal to burn any vegetation growing on land during (...)