Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys:  appointed two Fine Gael members, John McNulty and Sheila O’Regan, to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New guidelines on appointments to State boards published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will ensure that Government departments do(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97) whose uncle, Captain Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War at the launch of the centenary exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

An exhibition that seeks to portray Ireland and the first World War with all its complexities and contradictions has opened at the National Library. T(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Mansion House, Dublin, for the launch of the Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described them as “the gospels of Ireland”. President of the Royal Irish Academy Prof Mary Daly said they were “national monumen(...)

Helen Corcoran and Maura Williamson, joint secretaries of the Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace in Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim,  in front of Margaret Haughery’s statue in New Orleans. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Where Clio Street and Camp Street meet in New Orleans is a patch of grass that is home to a statue dedicated to one of the most remarkable Irish women(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon wasn’t even a twinkle in his mother’s eye when the 50th-anniversary celebration of the 1916 Rising, led by President Éamon de Valera, w(...)

A  parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter rising in 2006

The parade to commemorate the centenary of the Rising in 2016 should not be over-militaristic, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said. “I was very struck(...)

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has direct responsibility for the 1916 centenary celebrations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising have confirmed they will boycott the launch of the Government’s 2016 draft programme event in Dubli(...)

Some 300 rugby players joined D Company of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Photograph: Paddy Whelan 2:34

An exhibition to remember 39 players from Lansdowne rugby club who did not return from fighting in the the first World War will open this evening. The(...)

For Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, it is a busy time of commemoration.On a visit to Louisiana, the Minister honoured(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys, the minister in charge of the 1916 centenary commemorations, has ruled out private sponsorship of State events, (...)