Maurice Byrne and Gay Byrne, both of whose fathers served in the first World War, at the Guinness first World War exhibition at the Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin. Gay Byrne opened the exhibition, which is in place for six weeks. Photograph: Jason Clarke

An exhibition relating to Guinness and the first World War was “entirely unique because it is the story of a war seen through the eyes of individual (...)

Detail of a   British recruiting poster depicting the face of Sgt Michael O’Leary VC. Photograph: Library of Congress

On February 1st, 1915, the Irish Guards were attacking a stretch of the La Bassée canal in northern France. Lance Corp Michael O’Leary (24), a former(...)

The famous poster depicting Sgt Michael O’Leary VC which was used to recruit Irish nationalists. Library of Congress.

On February 1st 1915, the Irish Guards were attacking a stretch of the La Bassée canal in northern France near the Belgian border. Lance Corporal Mich(...)

The year 2014 in Irish salerooms will be remembered for what might have been as the two most keenly anticipated auctions never actually happened. The (...)

Catherine Fahy: the acting director of the National Library of Ireland the announcement of additional funding of €2 million is ‘a very positive result’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Library of Ireland has welcomed the announcement that €2 million in additional funding will be made available for national cultural insti(...)

An extra €2 million has been secured to fund national cultural institutions including the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An extra €2 million has been secured to fund the national cultural institutions including the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library of I(...)

A huge change is coming soon for everyone involved in Irish genealogy. By summer 2015, the National Library of Ireland will have a dedicated website m(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97), whose uncle, Capt Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War, viewing the exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times 2:53

Long before his contemporary namesake earned his uncompromising reputation, the name of Michael O’Leary was synonymous with belligerence. Cork-born(...)

The Little Museum of Dublin’s   ‘Irish Times’ exhibition.

The Little Museum of Dublin has secured sponsorship from the Ireland Funds that will enable it to tour some of its exhibitions abroad, beginning wi(...)

The board of the National Library of Ireland has warned that it will have to reduce services and will not be able to play a full part in the Decade of(...)