Public sculpture is always divisive, and it tends to be even more so when it’s very large. For some years now, there has been a long-running scrap goi(...)

Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine with The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup as Team Ireland celebrate earlier this month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Four of the riders and three of the horses on the team which won the Aga Khan trophy at the Dublin Horse Show last Friday have been named to represent(...)

Showjumper Bertram Allen at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Ireland’s Aga Khan cup team could be primed for success if they can apply the right preparation and organisation for Friday’s competition, according (...)

“We want Jack!” roared the enormous crowd. They had sweated in the June heat for hours and it wasn’t to see preening ministers and councillors.

Yes we all partied. Excessively, some may have said. Lost the run of ourselves and celebrated too much, according to others. People went mad, it’s (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The Christmas: It’s not just “Christmas” in Ireland. It’s “the” Christmas. And we don’t “spend” it, as people in other countries do: the aim here i(...)

The  Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue  beside  Molly Malone  on Andrew’s St,  Dublin 2. Image: The Irish Times 1:57

On the way to Grafton Street for the grand unveiling of the statue of D4’s most famous son, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, I pass a young lady wearing pyjama b(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

Sea gulls gave  sleepless nights to Fianna Fail senator Ned O’Sullivan this summer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It is early August and it seems as if this silly news season is stretching as long as the evenings. With that here are the dizzy dozen, the 12 sillies(...)

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a Muslim headscarf, last Friday.

The Israeli embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official(...)

The altered image of Dublin’s Molly  Malone statue has been removed from the Israeli embassy’s Twitter account

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has removed controversial images from its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a M(...)