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’(...)

Bringing history to life: a photograph of ruined buildings in Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Royal Irish Academy

  The DES programme for Ireland 2016   The Department of Education and Skills (DES) is coordinating the education sector’s in(...)

 Minister for Arts and  Heritage Heather Humphreys  with Dr Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland (right), and Paul Shovlin, a member of the outgoing board, at the launch of the library’s annual review for 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is operating with a third of the staffing resources available to national libraries of comparable size in Europe(...)

The website containing Catholic parish records going back 300 years has had nearly four million page views since it launched. The National Library of(...)

My great-grandmother, aged 18 and standing tall

We define ourselves largely in relation to our family, even – or perhaps especially – when that family isn’t one we feel part of. Whether you adore(...)

Now that the dust has settled on the launch of the National Library’s Catholic parish registers site (, it’s worth reflecting on what(...)

 British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott (centre) with Carole Budd Cullen, grand-daughter of Charles Budd, and Brian Meyer, grand-cousin of Frank Meyer - both holding  photographs of their relatives from the exhibition ‘Portraits of the Invisible’. Photograph: Eric Luke 3:51

A new exhibit launched Wednesday in the National Photographic Archive seeks to commemorate the contributions of the Irish in the First World War. The(...)

  Ciara Kerrigan,  project manager of the National Library’s digitisation of parish registers, showing the new website to  Enda Kenny and Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An online resource for researching family history from the 18th and 19th centuries will prompt a wave of genealogical tourists to visit Ireland in the(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys will  launch online the entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

People of Irish Catholic ancestry will be able to trace their origins back almost 300 years online from Wednesday. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister (...)

National Library: the woman said that in October 2011 she was walking on Kildare Street when she was struck by the banner. She said she still suffers pain in her hand. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

A banner fell off a flagpole at the National Library in Dublin and struck a passing saleswoman, the Circuit Civil Court was told TuesdayTracey Curran (...)