Thursday’s  Waking The Feminists event at the Abbey Theatre, which highlighted the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme of events for 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thursday’s thrilling #WakingTheFeminists meeting at the Abbey Theatre may be a turning point in the fight for gender equality in the arts. But some(...)

The Abbey Theatre enjoyed its best profit since 2007 last year. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

“Nidge” last year helped the Abbey Theatre to record its most profitable year since 2007, with profits of €1 million. The theatre described last year’(...)

Charming guff: Nigella Lawson, back on BBC Two. Photograph: Gary Moyes

This is the year of Irish design, which I suspect will come as news to people who aren’t directly involved in or especially interested in that world. (...)

The cull next month will include lowland red deer, the unique species native to Killarney, as well as the smaller Sika. Photograph: Wild Deer Association of Ireland

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is to carry out a cull of lowland deer around Killarney amid an outcry about a rise in the number of deer blam(...)

Major Easter Rising commemorations in Dublin city centre in April 2006 for the event’s 90th anniversary. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some €48 million has been allocated to complete the Ireland 2016 Easter Rising commemoration programme. Most of the money, some €31 million, will be (...)

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced a 12 per cent increase in its budget for 2016, up to €310 million. The Arts Council (...)

Ruined buildings in Dublin after the 1916 Rising

A new book featuring interviews with 25 relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising has been launched. To Speak of Easter Week by Dr Helene O’(...)

The remains of six people – five children and an adult – discovered at an archaeological site outside Carrick-on-Shannon may have been there for mor(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection overpaid €1.5 million a week in illness benefit last year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has foun(...)

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh: says it is intended “to commence a fresh tender process for the air service”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Aran islanders have welcomed a decision by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh to cancel the controversial tender for a new air link to (...)