Sculptor Tim Schmalz displays a scale model of Homeless Jesus while visiting The Irish Times offices in Dublin last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:47

After a competition among prospective sites, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin has won the Homeless Jesus sculpture for the park in its grounds, gi(...)

 Protesters at the anti-water charges rally at Merrion Square, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of uniformed gardaí and their colleagues from the Public Order Unit locked down Dáil Éireann and Government Buildings in Dublin city on Wedne(...)

The restored Claude Monet painting Argebteuil Basin in the National Gallery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two New Zealand tourists have described how they saw a man’s fist go through a Monet painting estimated to be worth €10 million in the National Galler(...)

The damaged Claude Monet painting entitled Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat (1874) at the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street, Dublin.

A man has gone on trial accused of damaging a €10 million Monet painting in the National Gallery four years ago and damaging two paintings in the Shel(...)

Works by leading Irish artist Gerard Byrne adorn the walls of Irish Embassies around the world. Photograph: David Sleator

Leading Irish artist Gerard Byrne was told by a judge today to pay an arts publisher an eight-year-old debt of €18,387 for the printing of more than 3(...)

The Zoomer Dino-Boomer Toy Dinosaur, one of the “dream dozen” hot ticket  toys this  Christmas. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire 2:11

Frozen Elsa dolls, Minecraft figures and smart watches for children are set to be the top toys this Christmas, according to a “dream dozen” list of to(...)

Preparations for the web summit  under way in the RDS, Dublin, as the technology conference opens its doors to the public  today. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

When the first Web Summit took place in 2010, it didn’t register on many people’s radars. Founded by Paddy Cosgrave, Daire Hickey and David Kelly, it (...)

Pembroke House: let to IRB for €484 a square metre.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is to move to a new headquarters building at 8-10 Lower Pembroke Street in Dublin 2. The organisation will be payi(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Sorcha, it has to be said, was pretty stung by the recent intervention that was staged by her old pair and her friends on the whole subject of our dau(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Sorcha takes one look at me and goes, “You’re not actually wearing that?” a line I’ve learned, from a decade of marriage, is Passive Aggressive for, “(...)