Imprints from the past: successive ice ages and weathering have left the fossils of early limestone Ireland’s chief visible heritage. Illustration: Michael Viney

The first Irish fossils to catch my eye shone out from a big panel of dark and highly polished limestone, spotlit beside the desk of Michael Scott, th(...)

What’s your favourite building in Ireland? The Berkeley Library in Trinity College for its curved windows and form. It inspired me to take up archi(...)

Charlemont Street flats will be rebuilt under a deal between Alcove Properties, owned by developer Seán Reilly, and Dublin City Council

Construction on the only major public-private partnership housing deal to survive the property crash is to get under way in Dublin in the coming weeks(...)

The February 1945 edition of ‘The Bell’, Ireland’s main intellectual monthly, carried an essay by one Donat O’Donnell on the Irish Independent. The author was described only as having “recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin”. He was, in fact, the young Conor Cruise O’Brien, writing under a pseudonym.

The February 1945 edition of The Bell, Ireland’s main intellectual monthly, carried an essay by one Donat O’Donnell on the Irish Independent. The auth(...)

Dancing Queen, Billie Barry photographed at her home in Marino, Dublin. Hundreds packed into the Church of St Vincent de Paul today for Ms Barry’s funeral who died on Tuesday. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Billie Barry spent her life teaching people how to entertain so it was fitting that her funeral was a perfectly-choreographed celebration of music, so(...)

 Friends  Ciarín Scott and Mary Finnegan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ciarín Scott is a documentary film maker whose work includes a film about her father, architect Michael Scott. Originally from Sandycove, Co Dublin(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast which was designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Multiple award-winning Dublin-based architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are to receive Britain’s Royal Gold Medal in recognition of their l(...)

Ronnie Tallon, who has died at home, aged 87, was among the greatest and most prolific architects in Irish history. “No other architect had the same s(...)

Eoghan Lynch, Arup country director and leader, at the company’s offices in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is an almost-unadulterated hipness to Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks area these days – Facebook’s international headquarters in one cor(...)

Patrick Scott, when a student in 1942

Patrick Scott, who has died aged 93, was a major force in Irish art for more than 70 years. A painter, designer and graphic artist, he was know(...)