Photo of witnesses in the case of Sir Roger Casement. Gardaí are calling on members of the public to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event being organised at Cork City Hall on Friday. Photograph: www.garda.ie

Memorabilia Event this Friday at the Millenium Hall in Cork City Hall as part of the 2014 Heritage Festival(...)

A sketch of George Moore by his friend Edouard Manet

(...) identifiably limited to one geographical or literary heritage. He wanted to be recognised for the quality of(...)

 Perhaps its keynote passage was one in which he declared the Irish to be the happiest people in Europe. Typically, this was accompanied by withering explanation. “With the possible exception of the Mexican,” Bretherton wrote, “the Irishman does more of the things that he likes doing and less of the things that he dislikes doing than any other human being”. The four things the Irish liked, he added, were “horse-racing, religion, politics, and porter”. Devotion to these pastimes explained not just the happiness, but the “dreadful frugality” of Irish life – a frugality “not born of poverty but of ignorance”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mention of Tom Penhaligon’s 1935 diatribe The Impossible Irish (September 27th) has led me, via a reader’s recommendation, to another literary broadsi(...)

Heather Humphreys: ‘I have learned valuable lessons from this experience.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys issued a statement this evening on(...)

According to Forbes, best-paid actor Robert Downey jnr earned $75 million last year while the top 25 hedge fund managers took home, on average, almost $1 billion each. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

(...) that ignorance. When the Heritage Foundation tells us that the top 10 per cent of filers are cruelly(...)

 “As children reared in and around the county town, we regarded ourselves as superior to those who lived in outlying places, and would whizz onto the quiet street of a village five miles away, en route to the lake, bellowing our arrival, ringing our bells, letting them know that we were going to show them a thing or two.” Photograph: Thinkstock

A bicycle is like the key to a new kingdom and that kingdom is called Freedom. I have finally acquired one. It sits, brand new, pearlescent cream, wit(...)

Curator Mark O’Neill at the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green with pupils from St Pius X Girls’ National School. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

(...) with Clerys heritage gallery and Luas Cross City on the history of Dublin’s trams. The demise of Dublin(...)

Baa’d education: William Deresiewicz identifies a slavish acceptance of market values as the rot at the heart of the US’s top universities. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) heritage and the German research university heritage. “What Pinker is talking about is the university(...)

Sammy Leslie: “I reckon we are where Downton Abbey will be when it gets to series 12.”

(...) a look at what we can do over the next five years in business and the next 100 years in heritage(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need to put in a sure-footed performance in the Dáil tomorrow, and at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday, to settle frazzled nerves. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) and Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys. Other Fine Gael figures, and not the usual(...)