‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens  - part of Beit collection, for auction at Christie’s London in July

The sale of Old Master paintings from Russborough House in Co Wicklow is “an absolute necessity” if the stately home is to remain open to the publi(...)

The RDS wants to increase its main arena capacity from 18,500 to about 25,000 to host Leinster Rugby’s Pro 12 and European home matches, along with the Dublin Horse Show and outdoor concerts. Photograph: David Sleator

Redeveloping the main stadium at the Royal Dublin Society’s grounds in Ballsbridge is expected to cost about €35 million, its chief executive Michael (...)

The works are likely to see the Seanad moving for much of 2017, while also closing off the majority of the original Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil and Seanad could be temporarily moved out of Leinster House to allow for substantial renovations and building maintenance which may take up (...)

Clíodhna Heenan, from Terryglass, Co Tipperary, who won the Junior Violin (A) competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:22

Cheers and whoops of joy echoed through the auditorium at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge as the winner of the Turner Huggard Memorial C(...)

The winning design for the refurbishment of the RDS, which the society are hoping to fund through their cash resources, naming rights and a sports capital grant.

Having last week announced the winning design for the refurbishment of its stadium, the Royal Dublin Society is now examining ways of financing the €(...)

‘Of all the arts centres and theatres outside of Dublin where I’ve heard OTC productions, the Solstice [above] in Navan is in a league of its own.’ Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Music Network’s December 10th concert was one of those annual thank-yous to stakeholders and friends. On December 13th the Crash Ensemble played th(...)

Vince McCarthy and Ellen Byrne from the Festival of Curiosity who will operate a pop-up curiosity lab during Science Week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The public have been invited to have fun in an interactive science playground being set up as one of the many events taking place during Science Week (...)

A marble bust of Benjamin Lee Guinness

At Adam’s two-day Country House Collections, which concluded at Slane Castle in Co Meath on Monday, bidders spent €1.4 million and 67 per cent of the (...)

Niall FitzGerald was chief executive and chairman of Unilever from 1996 to 2004

Former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald has become the new chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit graduate business school advisory board. (...)

Relative degrees: Catherine and Sophie O’Sullivan, and Mary O’Donnell

As the university conferring season got into full swing this month, there was a special celebration for Sophie O’Sullivan, who followed in the footste(...)