Jim Sheridan: “I did an ad lib asking kids about getting slapped at school. And within two hours we were off the air. Because the archbishop had called.” Photograph: Barry McCall

It’s midmorning at Windmill Lane Studios and Jim Sheridan – six-time Oscar nominee and recent septuagenarian – has taken a break from his Dublin postp(...)

Sarah Costigan, Director of Development, and Joanna Perry, (left) curator of the exhibition, with a self portrait of Christy Brown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 1:24

Since the film My Left Foot became an Oscar-winning sensation 25 years ago, the real Christy Brown has become obscured by the fictional one played by (...)

The year 2014 in Irish salerooms will be remembered for what might have been as the two most keenly anticipated auctions never actually happened. The (...)

The Little Museum of Dublin’s   ‘Irish Times’ exhibition.

The Little Museum of Dublin has secured sponsorship from the Ireland Funds that will enable it to tour some of its exhibitions abroad, beginning wi(...)

The National Library reported more than 257,000 visitors in 2013, representing a 42 per cent increase on the previous year. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland says it has reached a “critical point” because of continuous cutbacks. The library, on Kildare Street, Dublin, said i(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

Auction results (...)

A photograph of Christy Brown sold as part of archived  auctioned by Bonhams in London today. The collection was jointly purchased by the National Library of Ireland and The Little Museum of Dublin.

An archive of material relating to the work of writer and painter Christy Brown, best-known as the author of My Left Foot, is to remain in Irel(...)

Swiss Black Forest mantel clock, €2,600 (€800-€1,200) at Adam’s

Sunday, March 9thAdam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin . S(...)