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(...)

 Pictured near the site with some of the red deer antlers from 500 AD which were found on the outskirts of Galway city are Brian O Carra, author of the paper on the site (left) and geologist, Prof Mike Williams. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Red deer antlers and horse bones dating back 1,500 years from north Galway Bay could have formed part of a ritual ceremony.The antlers, skulls, jaws (...)

Black and white trim blazer €70, striped shirt (men’s) €47.50, tights €8, boots €140, cap €20, black belt €24, messenger bag €4,120, leather gloves €54 at Marks & Spencers

Military glam is always in fashion. It’s a look easy to understand and easy to interpret. Take the furry-hooded parka, a mainstream artillery for c(...)

 Minister for Art s Heather Humphreys,  with Raghnall O’Floinn, director of the National Museum of Ireland looking at a gold neck piece at the launch of the Samhain  exhibition  at the National Museum of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish gave the feast of Samhain to the world, which became Halloween, and a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland is seeking to claim (...)

Minister of State Simon Harris, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys and National Museum director Raghnall Ó Floinn on Thursday. Photograph: Frank Miller

The National Museum of Ireland cannot afford the enhanced security recommended to protect its collection, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Ga(...)

Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Raghnall Ó Floinn emailed staff this morning saying the board had taken no decisions on the introduction of entry charges or closure of facilities in its four museums. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The Board of the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) has said it is considering a number of options to address serious funding challenges.In a statement (...)

The new plaque at the National Botanic Gardens honouring the life and work of Matilda Knowles 2:23

The trouble with commemorative plaques is that you have to be dead to get one. One of the people who deserve to be honoured in their lifetime is Ma(...)

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and  History, Collins Barracks. Photograph: Thinkstock

The National Museum of Ireland is being forced to close galleries and has had to cut back on educational guided tours due to funding cuts and staff r(...)

A record attempt for the largest number of Hot Air Balloons to take off simultaneously in a single line will take place at Waterford Airport on Monday, September 22 at 7am as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. Photograph: Patrick Browne/In-Line

All-Ireland football finalsKerry and Donegal will contest both the 2014 minor and senior All Ireland football finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry ar(...)