Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Coillte Forest in the Dublin Mountains: the restructuring plan is designed to free up €60 million of annual cashflow within five years

Management at Coillte, the State-owned forestry company, has completed a strategic review of the business, and is implementing a restructuring plan de(...)

In a statement Dublin City Council said it had had an arrangement with the bank for the temporary erection of the banner.

A contentious 1916 commemorative banner, featuring three politicians who died before the Rising and one who opposed the rebellion, has been removed fr(...)

Dublin City Council had offered to remove the controversial banner at College Green, but councillors failed to  meet deadline for vote on issue

Dublin City Council has offered to immediately remove a controversial banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and J(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina examining a stone crown, originally from the Royal coat of arms, at the opening of the new Kilmainham Gaol Visitor Centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ireland must continue to build a nation “rooted in courage, vision and a profound spirit of generous humanity”, President Michael D Higgins has said. (...)

The whiskey was distilled at the long-gone Bandon Distillery in west Cork

A bottle of 1916 whiskey with a blessing from a priest and bottled on Nun’s Island is expected to sell for more than €15,000 when it goes under the ha(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Lowering the Tricolour during the annual Easter Rising 1916 commeremoration at Arbour Hill in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The security threat posed by the current dissident version of the IRA to the 1916 commemorations raises some uncomfortable questions about the glorifi(...)

The 1916 banner at College Green Bank of Ireland featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond

Dublin City Council has further defended the erection of a banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond (...)

The 1916 banners at College Green Bank of Ireland, with images of Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, and John Redmond, who described the Rising as ’wicked and insane’

Dubliners and visitors alike will be a little confused by the massive banners that Dublin City Council has affixed to the front of the Bank of Ireland(...)