A Bite of Brittany: Taking the ferry for a foodie break in France
From fresh seafood to Michelin Stars, the ferry to France is a ticket to foodie paradise, says Caroline Crawford.
From fresh seafood to Michelin Stars, the ferry to France is a ticket to foodie paradise, says Caroline Crawford.
A Dublin-based priest will be hoping for divine intervention to help his beloved Mayo finally break their All-Ireland curse.
A test excavation is set to take place at the site of a children’s burial ground in Tuam, Co Galway.
THE MINISTER for Children Katherine Zappone said she makes “no apology” for focusing on low income families for the upcoming Budget.
The daughter of one of Mayo's goal-scorers from the winning 1951 team is praying she will finally see her beloved county put 65 years of heartache behind them - along with the "bull***t" curse.
A €68m research centre developing medical devices which mimic the body’s biology, will be officially opened in Galway today.
Housing Minister Simon Coveney wants to see other local authorities raise local property taxes after Limerick voted to do so.
Any scheme to reduce the cost of childcare for families must not forget middle-income earners, the Minister for Social Protection has said.
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into the death of an elderly woman who died on a trolley in a Galway emergency department last week.
An Irish teenager who has developed a laser technology which could help millions of Parkinson's sufferers around the world, has launched a Fund It campaign to raise €20,000 to bring her invention to fruition.
A man who died after his car left the road and plunged into a river has been remembered as a dedicated family man.
Moments of pure dejection were scattered with ones of utter elation for Mayo fans who were left dazed and delighted after securing a draw with reigning champions Dublin.
AMID a sea of red and green flags around Croagh Patrick in Westport Co Mayo, a lone blue banner stands out.
A LEGAL case being taken by a Roscommon nurse against Volkswagen has been adjourned until next year after the car manufacturer secured a judicial review in the matter.
Sixty-thousand students across the country breathed a deep sigh of relief as they picked up their Junior Cert results.
A young man at the centre of a major search and recovery operation in Clare, which claimed the life of a local volunteer, has been remembered as an "absolutely brilliant young man" and a role model for everyone in his community.
One of Europe's oldest horse fairs is being forced to downsize this year amid fears that angry protests over a ban on sulky racing seen at last year's event will reoccur.
Heroic volunteer Caitriona Lucas lost her life at sea during a search and rescue operation in Co Clare.
Heroic mother-of-two Caitriona Lucas, who tragically died during a search and recovery mission, was remembered for her devotion and selfless dedication to others.
Seaside towns dotted along the coast of Clare are in a state of profound grief following the tragic death of mother-of-two and coast guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas.
Doolin coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas, who tragically died during a search and recovery mission has been remembered today for her dedication to others.
The more women on the staff of universities and other third-level colleges in Ireland the more efficient they are, according to a new study.
John Twomey has represented Ireland in 11 Paralympic Games, but the highlight of his illustrious career was leading the Irish team out at the Rio opening ceremony.
Ireland secured its first gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games with sprinter Jason Smyth blitzing the field in the 100m final.
Orla Barry may be one of Ireland's great hopes for a gold medal at the Paralympics but the 26-year-old Cork woman is staying grounded about her chances.
Dublin is one of the most dominant cities in the developed world and risks sprawling across much of the eastern part of Ireland.
Winter took hold of the west for a spell yesterday after strong winds and lashing rain bashed the coast.
Declan Slevin (47) from Kilcatherina, near Moate, Co Westmeath, never imagine he would be representing Ireland in sport but next week he will vie for a Paralympic medal in handcycling.
Serious overcrowding at University Hospital Galway has resulted in the cancellation of a number of non urgent elective surgeries on Thursday.
A District court judge said the actions of Volkswagen's legal team who walked out of court this week was "probably one of the most unusual things" she has seen in court.
THE body of a fisherman has been recovered from the sea in Galway after a major air and sea rescue operation.
A COUPLE who claimed to have fallen in love after they were charged in relation to a sham marriage plot may not have found true love after all when a court heard today the would be groom was having second thoughts.
A boil water notice which has been in place for over six months has been lifted for thousands of residents in Loughrea Co Galway.
AN APPLICATION for further discovery is set to be made against Volkswagen after a court was told the information provided by the car manufacturer was “inadequate”.
Lawyers for Volkswagen walked out of court in Mayo yesterday after labelling an ongoing case regarding emissions as "entirely inappropriate and unfair".
Legal representatives for Volkswagen walked out of court in Mayo today after labelling an ongoing court case regarding emissions as “entirely inappropriate and unfair”.
A DANCE show set in Iraq depicting how children rely on the ability to dream in order to survive war zones will form part of this year’s Baboró children’s festival.
Apple's €850m data centre is not now expected to open for business until early 2019 due to delays caused by the planning process.
TECH giant Apple has been given the green-light to build an €850m data centre in Co Galway.
A young man left in a vegetative state after he was hit in the head with a brick has been forced to live in a nursing home and has had to go to the UK for treatment.
The family of a 92-year-old woman who has been in hospital for almost 300 days have hit out at the HSE for failing to provide a home care package which would allow her go home.
Irish people are living an average of 15 years longer compared to the 1970s - leading to a rise in chronic illnesses.
Power has been restored to the Aran Islands with the help of a generator last night.
The family of a little girl who died tragically in a farm accident have told how she would have hugged every person at her funeral Mass if she had had the chance.
Mourners at the funeral of eight-year-old Jessica Needham today heard how she had been a miracle child who "radiated innocence and love for everybody".
The owner of a Michelin- starred restaurant who hit out at the behaviour of drunks following the Galway Races has revealed he has faced a backlash after speaking his mind.
A shop owner who was grabbed by the throat during a violent attempted robbery has said the incident left her wary of being alone in the store. The culprit has now been jailed for the attack.
These are the faces of some of the country's latest tragic road crash victims.
Friends of a Galway teen who died tragically following a swimming accident in Germany will gather to remember their friend today.
JT McNamara has been remembered as a jockey who broke the mould, and broke records others didn't think possible - but above all, as a man "unique both in and out of the saddle".
AN IRISH teenager has died in Germany as a result of a swimming accident.
Schoolmates of a teenager who died alongside his mother when their car hit a tree gathered to remember their friend yesterday as tributes were paid to the young family.
This is the Galway mum and her teenage son who were killed in a horrific road crash last night.
A GALWAY community is reeling this morning after the death of a young mum and her teenage son.
A woman who collapsed at her home was left waiting two and a half hours for an ambulance - despite living less than 3km from the hospital.
Fine Gael TDs who publicly criticise Taoiseach Enda Kenny are "unpatriotic" and are undermining his ability to negotiate with other EU leaders, a Cabinet minister has said.
As the cryptosporidium outbreak took hold in Galway in 2007, one of the industries hardest hit was the hospitality sector which bore a cost of €50,000 per day.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has "no intention of being diverted" from the task of running the Government.
Two thirds of Irish junior doctors fail to seek help when they fall ill with many self-prescribing instead of seeing a GP, a study has found.
The Irish film industry could benefit significantly from Britain's vote to leave the EU, according to director Jim Sheridan.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is racing to the Dáil's recess in the hope that the questions hanging over his leadership will be diffused over the break.
IRISH playwright Enda Walsh who lives in London has criticised sections of the UK media for ‘lying’ to a public about Brexit.
A former Console ambassador in Galway has told of his shock at the sudden closure of the suicide prevention charity, describing it as being "like a bereavement".
A HOLLYWOOD screenwriter who has penned a number of hit movies, has revealed she is considering setting her next film script in Ireland.
The air service for the Aran Islands is once again in jeopardy after the Department of the Gaeltacht failed to reach an agreement with the owners of na Minna airport in Connemara to use the site.
The parents of a little boy who died tragically at his Galway home this week were being comforted by family members as the entire community remains blanketed in grief.
A rural community in Galway is rallying around the heartbroken family of a toddler who was killed in the driveway of his home yesterday.
A British comedian who is wowing audiences for her role in the BBC sitcom 'Boy Meets Girl' has revealed she is applying for an Irish passport following the Brexit vote.
Housing Minister Simon Coveney has raised the prospect of allowing members of the Independent Alliance a free vote on a controversial bill on fatal foetal abnormalities.
Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has hit out at the Mick Wallace’s private members’ bill proposing access to abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities, insisting it was “raising false expectations for people”.
Irish fans will be honoured by the mayor of Paris for "exemplary sportsmanship" during Euro 2016.
A CLINICAL nurse manager who was convicted of assault after he was caught on camera sitting on an autistic woman will have his appeal against the severity of his sentence heard in October.
A former Fianna Fáil TD has been adjudicated bankrupt in the High Court.
The charity regulator is expected to order the takeover of Console, the troubled suicide bereavement organisation, by installing a new board within days.
A bumper pot of almost €2m is set to be given away at the Galway Races this year after an increase in prizes for every single race.
One of the most popular tourist routes in the country will remain closed for the weekend after a major landslide saw more than 4,000 tonnes of bog collapse onto the N59 in Galway.
Five additional infant care cases are being examined at Portiuncula Hospital, it has been confirmed.
A major landslide in Galway has closed off one of the most popular tourists routes in the region.
A round of golf and some extra helpings of apple tart put the finishing touches to US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to his ancestral home of Mayo yesterday.
THE golf may not have been going his way but that didn’t seem to put a dampener on Vice President Biden’s trip to his ancestral home of Mayo.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he believes the Remain side will win in Thursday's Brexit vote - but warned that Europe would be "changed forever", regardless of the outcome.
A €40m 257-bed hotel planned for Dublin city centre has been given the green light.
The Government has sought nominees to form an Expert Commission to make recommendations on the long-term funding model for delivering water services.
A MAN who travelled to Ireland on holidays where he sexually abused a boy has been jailed for eight and a half years for the assaults.
Trash turned into works of art and giant insects roaming the streets are some of the visual treats awaiting lovers of the Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF).
Students at Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal in Galway were delighted with the Higher Level Irish Paper 1 as the exam failed to throw any curveballs - apart from a lack of sport.
Around 260 jobs are to be created at two science companies based in Waterford and Galway.
PLANNING permission has been granted for one of the biggest wind farms in the country.
Life sciences technologies company Surmodics is to create 100 new jobs in Ireland over the next five years. The news follows its acquisition of Creagh Medical in Ballinasloe, Galway in November of last year.
FORMER Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has predicted the collapse of the current Government within a year to 18 months.
Students sitting the honours Maths paper at Presentation College Athenry breathed a collective sigh of relief as they turned over Paper 1.
Many Catholic primary schools are still treating homosexuality and gender issues as a taboo subject, a conference on bullying will hear today.
Serious overcrowding at University Hospital Galway has resulted in the cancellation of a significant number of elective surgeries.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-known horse breeder who was killed in a crash over the bank holiday weekend.
Brothers Micheal and Diarmuid Kelly run the family oyster business from their hometown of Kilcolgan in Co Galway.
Newly elected Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte is only too aware of the broadband difficulties facing families and businesses in the region.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla made a sudden beeline for an elderly and frail lady sitting with a tartan blanket on her lap outside the Olde Castle Bar.
The PRINCE of Wales has told of his great happiness to be back in Ireland, describing Donegal as “a place of dramatic and beautiful scenery, of music and storytelling, of myth, legend and the Irish language”.
OVER 100 people attended an oral hearing into the planned €850m Apple data centre in Galway yesterday where the company stressed it was committed to using renewable energy.
The English Ambassador to Ireland has warned that the special relationship between Ireland and the UK could be put in jeopardy if Britain votes to leave the European Union.
An Irish man who is facing a manslaughter charge in relation to the death of his infant son has been granted bail, after a neighbour paid a €2,000 surety.
Six brothers have been ordered to stay out of Mayo and Clare after they appeared in court in connection with an alleged assault at a funeral.
A man charged with the manslaughter of his baby son was described in court yesterday as a poor communicator.
A MAN has appeared in court charged in connection to the death of his baby son.
Six brothers have appeared in court in connection to an alleged assault at a funeral.
Former Fine Gael minister Dr James Reilly - who lost his seat in the election - has said he would accept a Seanad seat if he is nominated by the Taoiseach.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed he plans to see out the full term of this Government as leader.
Fine Gael backbenchers are set to object to a commitment in the Programme for Government that could see the Independent Alliance receive an extra €2.5m in State funding over the next five years.
Government ministers have warned Fianna Fáil it will ultimately be answerable to the people if it causes an election by blocking key Government priorities.
The new global CEO of Special Olympics International has told how she hopes to bring the Irish template to sister organisations around the world.
THE IRISH Congress of Trade Unions is not engaged in “secretive” talks to revitalise Social Partnership, the head of the body has insisted.
A successful composer, who has penned songs for a host of Hollywood movies, has praised Irish talent for “punching way above its weight” on the international stage.
CONNACHT rugby fans desperate to witness the team’s Pro-12 play off with Glasgow could get the chance to soak up the atmosphere even if they don’t secure one of the coveted tickets to the Sportsgrounds.