Glittering: the theatre on its opening night, in March 2010. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is now all but certain that the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, the best-appointed performance space on the island, will be sold off by Nama-appointed re(...)

Architect Daniel Libeskind (left) presents a model of the Holocaust Names Monument to Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan at the town hall of Amsterdam. The memorial that will bear the names of all the Dutch Holocaust victims. Photograph: Remko de Waal/EPA

After European elections that raised the ugly spectre of anti-Semitism in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has announced a major new Holocaust memorial –(...)

Pauline Hutton, Emma O’Kane, Eleanor Methven, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy, the cast of Prime Cut’s Chilean Trilogy

In a country emerging from years of conflict and political unrest, a fledgling peace and reconciliation process has started asking awkward question(...)

 UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: the price of internal peace was his party dropping to just 13 seats in the Northern Assembly. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/William Cherry

The Ulster Unionist Party met for its annual conference at the Ramada Hotel in south Belfast on Saturday slimmed down, but in better heart notwithstan(...)

Undated library file picture of a prison officer inside the Maze Prison. Photograph: PA Photo.

A European Union body has withdrawn its offer of funding for the proposed £25 million (€29.5 million) peace-building and conflict resolution centre at(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at  the site of the former Maze prison. Photograph:   Paul Faith/PA Wire

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have jointly and emphatically praised plans for the £300 million redevelopment (...)

A handout image  issued by Stormont’s Department of Environment of an artist’s impression of how the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn will look.

An estimated £100 million (€117 million) is to be invested in the redevelopment of a site near Lisburn where the Maze prison once stood. (...)

File photo of a cell at the Maze prison site. Stormont’s Minister for Planning Alex Attwood has granted permission for the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A controversial peace centre at the site of the former Maze prison in Northern Ireland has been given the green light by planners. Storm(...)

The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square in Dublin, which opens next week. Archiseek describes the project as “another failed attempt to bring big-name architecture glamour to Grand Canal Square ... the finished product seems more plastic than hewn from rock”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was meant to be so much more dramatic, as if hewn from a single block of stone seven storeys high – something that would “put a champagne fi(...)