Celebrations to kick off the 800th anniversary of Waterford city being granted its first charter by King John got under way on Thursday when the Minis(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan who attended the battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan on Wednesday attended the battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast, the first senior Minister from the(...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

EU commissioner Phil Hogan: “I cannot get satisfaction from the Greek authorities or even get replies to letters sent since last Christmas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

The impending arrival of the commissioner for agriculture sparked panic in the Oireachtas catering division on Tuesday as worried staff rushed to hide(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: “I want to see it [the National Concert Hall] developed  as a world-class venue that showcases the highest standard of musical excellence.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Pharmaceutical companies could have a philanthropic role in the work of the National Concert Hall, it has been suggested in the Dáil. Fianna Fáil ar(...)

Rubens portrait of the Bearded Man.

Christie’s has formally withdrawn seven pictures owned by the Alfred Beit Foundation from next month’s ‘Old Masters’ auctions in London. The action ho(...)

‘Head of a Dominican Monk’ by Rubens from the Russborough House collection

The Government has welcomed the emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Chris(...)

 Minister of State for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said on Tuesday “I just heard this morning that so-called white knights had emerged to acquire them on behalf of the State and that would be a very welcome and good development”. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Christie’s in London has been wel(...)

Scene at  D’Olier  Street during 1916

The Government is seeking to rent a large venue capable of holding thousands of people for an event next year for relatives of those who took part in (...)