“Instead of waving rifles or proclamations, we should proudly hold aloft our Form 11s.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Rising that took place a century ago this week was an imaginative spark. The depressingly mundane manoeuvring for the formation of a new governmen(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys during a wreath laying ceremony at the Sigerson Monument in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday morning. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The composer of Amhrán na bhFiann and the creator of the tricolour were remembered on Sunday as part of the 2016 commemorations. Minister for Arts He(...)

Number 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin, has been largely untouched for nearly a century and still reeks of tenement life: at  one time,  about 100 people lived there.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The “distressed” look that was once quite fashionable is very much part of the character of Georgian houses on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1. This nota(...)

The 1916 banner at College Green Bank of Ireland featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond

Dublin City Council has further defended the erection of a banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond (...)

Yvonne Corcoran-Loftus, curator of the Michael Davitt Museum, said politicians of all political stripes had been approached about funding, with no success. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

When the electricity bill comes in for the State’s only museum dedicated to international humanitarian and social reformer Michael Davitt, the volunta(...)

 Dalkey Manor, Barnhill Road, Dalkey: Deeming the site now unviable, developer  PegasusLife has now placed it back on the market.

A British developer behind a five-storey retirement complex outside Dalkey village in Co Dublin has scrapped plans for the development at Dalkey Manor(...)

Traders on Moore Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Department of Arts and Heritage has incorrectly claimed lands and buildings around Dublin’s Moore Street earmarked for demolition “substantially” (...)

Minister for the Arts Heather Humpheys on Culture Night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When it comes to pre-election arts policies, most political parties speak in hypotheticals. It’s one thing to come up with a neat-sounding idea for a(...)

What remains in Nos. 14- 17 is significant and evocative; the restoration of these buildings, showcasing their 18th century features and allowing visitors to see the 1916 attempts to tunnel between the houses, will make it a significant attraction and permanent monument to the status of Moore Street in the 1916 story. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As a rallying cry, “Save Moore Street” seems compelling as the centenary of the 1916 Rising approaches. The cry has been adopted by various politician(...)

Westport House, Co Mayo. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister of State for Tourism Michael Ring has said negotiations between the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) and Mayo County Council on the fu(...)