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(...)

Kilmacurragh House   in 1932

Kilmacurragh House, near Kilbride in east Wicklow stands in ruin in the midst of one of the most important collections of mature exotic trees in Ir(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller said the airline’s long-haul business has been growing at record levels over the last two years. Photograph: AFP

Aer Lingus plans to spend €25 million on a transatlantic business class service that it will launch next March.The service will be available on all se(...)

It’s good to squawk: like hecklers from the cheap seats in an Elizabethan theatre. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was a moment of unintended comedy at the open-air performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Dublin Castle on Thursday night, provoked by the b(...)

Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a special emphasis on Irish people who died in the first World War during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital (...)

A red beret photographs some blue berets attending the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all  Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A British army pensioner from Kildare attended his first National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin yesterday and thought it “immaculate”. Padd(...)

Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital , Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sure, at least, a whole lot of people got a little bit of sun. The Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham ultimately came up short(...)

The Forbidden Fruit festival, which took place this weekend on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, ultimately came up short on standout musical moments.

Sure, at the very least, a whole lot of people got a little bit of sun. The Forbidden Fruit festival, which took place this weekend on the grounds of (...)

Anja Maye from Dundalk at last year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival. The 2014 festival takes place this June Bank Holiday weekend on the grounds of IMMA, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Preparations are well underway for this weekend’s Bulmers Forbidden Fruit music festival which takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (...)