Nuala O’Rahilly Price and John Connolly, grandson of James Connolly, with members of the Save No 16 Committee and Moore Street Traders Association at last year’s launch a new website and virtual audiovisual tour of a proposed Commemorative Centre and Museum, for the 2016 commemorations of the Rising, and the preservation of 16 Moore St. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A “land swap” deal to allow the construction of a 1916 museum on Dublin’s Moore Street ahead of the Easter Rising centenary has been rejected by Dubl(...)

Mute Fish busking on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plans to ban buskers from Temple Bar have been deleted from draft bylaws by Dublin City council.Councillors have approved the publication of draft byl(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Hannah King at the  London Film Festival Awards in October  2010. Photograph: Getty.

Gabriel Byrne has married in Ballymaloe Country House Hotel in Co Cork. The 64-year-old Irish actor and his long-time girlfriend Hannah Beth King were(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said he had reached agreement with the Aviva Stadium to stage the two Garth Brooks concerts but this was “ruled completely out” by Aiken Promotions and Croke Park management.

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has dashed the hopes of Garth Brooks fans that all five concerts planned for Croke Park will go ahe(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn: will hand over chain of office next Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Friday night Dublin city councillors will decide who gets to be the capital’s first citizen, when the current Lord Mayor of Dublin, Labour’s Oisín (...)

Mannix Flynn posters in Temple Bar. An exception to the rule. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At Ireland’s political HQs, blue-sky thinking is the norm, at least among poster designers. Smiling is optional, dusting off photographs from previ(...)

Emma Donoghue’s Room was inspired by the case of Josef Fritzl, who was jailed for life for the rape and enslavement of his daughter in a cellar over 24 years and causing his son’s death. Photograph: Reuters

In the Forest by Edna O’Brien, 2002 Set in familiar O’Brien territory in the rural west of Ireland, In the Forest is based on the real-life trage(...)

 Mannix Flynn: while he had concerns about the costs of the office, he was a supporter of the idea of a mayor and of the vote going ahead.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have resoundingly endorsed the proposal to allow Dubliners to vot(...)

Volunteers  Paul Gay, Elsa Isnard, Aggie Bryla and Philip Kenny  outside the Exchange collective arts centre in Temple Bar, which is being closed down. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was once a shop in west Temple Bar with a €50,000 sofa in its window. Then came the recession, the shop disappeared and the space was filled wit(...)

More than 16,000 applicants are waiting for council housing in the city, but the council cannot provide sufficient suitable housing for them, assistant city manager with responsibility for housing Dick Brady told the councillors.

Only 29 houses were built by Dublin City Council last year, councillors were told by a senior official at a meeting last night. More than 16,000 appli(...)