Minister of Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance’s distinct lack of enthusiasm for sending Nama officials north to answer questions about Project Eagle is in marked contrast (...)

 President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath on behalf of the Irish people during the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s war dead and Defence Force personnel who died while serving on UN missions were remembered in a formal military and religious ceremony at th(...)

Soldiers mark the  Rising at Eastertime  at the GPO, above. A series of trails including one retracing  events of the  Rising has been launched,  taking in  the GPO, the Royal College of Surgeons, Moore Street, O’Rahilly Parade and the Garden of Remembrance, and focuses on the six days of the Rising. File photograph:    Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A series of trails including one retracing the events of the Easter Rising has been launched. Dublin Discovery Trails comprises four different theme(...)

 US singer Patti Smith  on stage on  the second day of the Primavera Sound music festival  at Parc Forum, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,  May 29th, 2015. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA 1:55

The much anticipated concert by Patti Smith in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on bank holiday Monday night has been moved to a tent beca(...)

Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of music fans are attending a concert at Slane Castle where US rockers The Foo Fighters are marking their twentieth year as a liv(...)

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in New York last week. Foo Fighters play Slane Castle on Saturday, May 30th, with gates open from 2pm. Photograph:  John Lamparski/Getty Images 4:00

Music fans going to Slane Castle for the Foo Fighters concert have been warned to bring their rain gear. Heavy rain is forecast across the country on(...)

Former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet  delivering a speech to an invited audience on  Governance of the Eurozone: Past, Present and Future at an  event in Dublin organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs on April 30th, 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 4:34

The consequences of bailing in senior bondholders in Irish banks at the time of the financial crash in late 2008 could have “far outweighed the gains”(...)

Sculptures by Gerda Frömel, clockwise from bottom left: Animal (1963), courtesy the artist’s estate; Moon and Hill (1971), courtesy Imma collection; Spear (1973), courtesy Imma collection; Eve (1974), courtesy the artist’s estate; and Head (circa 1967), private collection

There’s often an element of hype involved when an artist is described as “long-neglected” or “rediscovered”, but both terms are entirely justified (...)

On Wednesday, Ireland will host the inaugural Arab-Irish business conference at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.The conference will not only serve to hi(...)

Graham Coxon, Alex James, Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree at the Golden Phoenix restaurant, in Chinatown, London, after announcing their new album. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Blur have announced that they will release their first album together in 16 years next month. The band made the surprise announcement on their Faceboo(...)