Twin peaks: Poolbeg, photographed from the air. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It was bound to happen, sooner or later. Four years after the Poolbeg power station in Dublin Bay was closed, the ESB has said it will decide by the e(...)

Workers are busy next to a figure of Gulliver at Gulliver’s World amusement park in Pudalga on Usedom island, Germany. Photograph: Stefan Sauer/ AP Photo

DEREK SCALLYin BerlinThe man lies motionless in the sand – 36 metres long, 17 metres wide and five metres high – is wearing a blue jacket and green s(...)

James Barry: ‘Self-portrait as Timanthes’. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

The Cork-born painter James Barry bestrides the Irish visual imagination like a colossus. But, despite his magnitude, he managed to remain invisible f(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI 1:11

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

Portrait of George Berkeley by John Smybert (1727)

George Berkeley occupies a place in philosophy above perhaps any other Irish thinker. But the former bishop of Cloyne and Trinity College Dublin al(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)

Dublin book event to celebrate capital city in verse and song 2:07

A month-long programme of events celebrating a collection of verse and songs associated with Dublin was officially announced by Lord Mayor of Dubli(...)

Dante’s Inferno created a world of pain and suffering beyond all previous human imagination. His vision defined our modern picture of hell – a subterr(...)

Peter, Michael, John and Billy Tyrrell: the Tyrrell family has been building boats in Arklow since 1864

Even traditional industries must be prepared to chart new courses if they want to stay afloat, according to Billy Tyrrell, director of Arklow Marine S(...)

The New Yorker’s Malcolm Gladwell tried to riposte in a post called “Being Nice isn’t really so awful” but wandered into a silly argument about satire propping up, rather than subverting, the privileged and the status quo. Malcolm Gladwell Photograph: Theo Wargo/WireImage

I started speaking truth to power early. And my older brothers didn’t like it. They told me that archness in a 10-year-old was not welcome. I concocte(...)