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(...)

‘The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois’ by Fortunino Matania

The west Cork specialist in rare and antiquarian books and prints Schull Books of Ballydehob has published a catalogue with a large section devoted to(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be “zero change” in spending on the arts as a result of Budget 2015, according to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltach t. The (...)

The National Library reported more than 257,000 visitors in 2013, representing a 42 per cent increase on the previous year. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland says it has reached a “critical point” because of continuous cutbacks. The library, on Kildare Street, Dublin, said i(...)

Eight-inch howitzers of 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery open up on the German lines during the Battle of the Somme in August 1916. The Irish appetite for first World War centenary coverage is large, particularly as it was hidden away for so long. Photograph: Lt J W Brooke/IWM via Getty Images

August 4th, the 100th anniversary of the day Britain declared war on Germany, will mark the “peak” first World War centenary coverage on Radio 1, but (...)