The Trinity College Zoological Museum, a hidden treasure holding 25,000 artefacts including several extinct species, has been awarded full accreditati(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys has said her department did not have the funds, estimated to be in the region of €12 million, necessary to buy the paintings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys has said her “door is open” if the trustees who run Russborough House want to meet again over the sale of valuabl(...)

 Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night, by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), one of the paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough House that was auctioned at Christies’s in London earlier this week.

Full statement by the board of the Alfred Beit Foundation Wednesday June 17th, 2015 The Alfred Beit Foundation (ABF) is the owner of the relevant pai(...)

Art teacher Elena Hughes outside the National Gallery of Ireland during her peaceful protest relating to the sale of paintings from Russborough House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than €2 million in public funding has been invested in Russborough House, near Blessington, Co Wicklow, over the past decade or so, with all of t(...)

Is it really the case that the trustees of Alfred Beit Foundation had no choice about the auction of nine paintings – starting tomorrow – from the Rus(...)

‘One of the best of the Beit paintings to be sold at Christie’s is David Teniers’s depiction of a Flemish country dance, the Kermesse (detail, above). As a work of art, it is delightfully anarchic, with groups of people dancing, shouting, pointing and reeling with intoxication. As a depiction for the dance around the notion of the “public trust” in this whole affair, it is all too symbolic.’

It is an awkward word for an awkward action: deaccessioning. The very fact that it was necessary to make up a new word for it suggests that what is go(...)

Caitriona Fisher outside her Victorian redbrick house in Ranelagh, which had an E1 energy rating before works began. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The whole area of energy efficiency in period houses is a touchy subject and the fact period homes are exempt from the Building Energy Rating (BER)(...)

Bernadette Manning at 65-66 Mountjoy Square, Dublin: “We had to pin the walls and floors back onto each house. The floors and staircases were slanting inwards on both houses and we needed a jack in the basement to lift the floors and staircases inch by inch over a year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Technically, there is no such thing as a listed building in Ireland. Buildings of historic, architectural, cultural, scientific and artistic intere(...)

A local resident has brought a legal challenge over works being carried out on a property at Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street which are intended to provide(...)

Digging in: Mick O’Dea and Matt Smith at Moy Hill Community Farm. Photograph: Calum Creasey

It’s like a scene from 1950s Ireland. Two workhorses are pulling a harrow across a field in Lahinch. But this is far from a typical farm. After all, L(...)