Among the Irish items in the collection were brooches and buckles of gilt bronze, fashioned from decorative fittings, which have been exhibited several times in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: University of Bergen

A Norwegian museum has appealed for Irish help in tracing up to 400 Viking artefacts stolen from its premises. Some of the artefacts were made in Ire(...)

A letter with 80 signatories was published in The Irish Times this week urging the Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys to intervene before the sale. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State has agreed to purchase a number of significant items from the Yeats Family Collection, due to be auctioned today. The collection features m(...)

The  Ceramic Room in the National Museum of Ireland, which will temporarily house the Seanad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad is meeting on Tuesday for the first time in its temporary new home in the Ceramic Room of the National Museum of Ireland, next door to its (...)

The weaver’s sword found at the site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork city. Photograph: courtesy of BAM Ireland

A 1,000-year-old Viking weaver’s sword has been discovered by archaeologists at the historic site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork c(...)

Dancing with the schedule: Adrian Lynch, controller of RTÉ One and RTÉ2.

Ireland’s obsessions with weather and sporting glory will be given pride of place in RTÉ’s new season of television programming, which it will launch (...)

Series of 133 letters between William Butler Yeats and his close friend and early lover Olivia Shakespear.  (Estimate: £250,000-£350,000/€281,000-€394,000)

The adult grandchildren of poet WB Yeats are set to receive a huge financial windfall when the “Yeats Family Collection” is sold at auction in London (...)

Andrew ‘Mouse’ Fleming with Children enjoying ‘Wild Kids’ Day’ organised by the children’s nature charity Owls at Turvey Nature Reserve, Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

We’ve all seen them. The families who rock up to some fabulous forest, coastal stretch or national park and don’t venture beyond the car-park – or the(...)

Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny. Designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects

Conversion of the 13th-century church of St Mary’s in Kilkenny to a history museum began underground – digging down into its past – and ascended from (...)

The Seanad Chamber. The translation office provides the official translations of the Acts of the Oireachtas and translation of material for the Order Papers of both Dáil and Seanad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Houses of the Oireachtas are facing demands to appoint an independent investigator to examine allegations of harassment and bullying within the tr(...)

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Other popular visitor attractions in 2016 were the National Gallery of Ireland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Botanic Gardens. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Guinness is good for tourist numbers and the allure of the pint of plain is still the only man for visitors, with trips to the Guinness Storehouse jum(...)

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