Members of the Citizens’ Assembly casting their vote at its final meeting on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There was shouting and screaming. The sounds were shrill. It was Saturday, just passed. I was lying in my bed with the hangover of a 12-hour migraine(...)

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín, chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Arts and Heritage: estimated €1.5-€1.8 million had been spent, including on legal settlements and consultant reports, at the National Museum.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Human resource issues at the National Museum of Ireland cost it and the State “in terms of reputation and financially”, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

White House adviser Steve Bannon listens as Donald Trump addresses business leaders at a White House meeting on January 23th. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The old cliche “the customer is king” is about to be tested as never before. All over the world there is a growing and concerted pushback from consume(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín accused her of building a paper wall between herself and the National Museum of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The National Museum of Ireland has been described as dysfunctional and hampered by 15 years of HR crises that have cost the State “massive money”. S(...)

The OPW considered moving the Seanad to, among other venues, Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Public Works (OPW) contemplated moving the Seanad to the Mansion House, Trinity College and the RDS before opting to go next door to th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny launching Creative Ireland: his speech included affirmation of the importance of culture in creating a successful, vibrant, cohesive society in a world where those values seem increasingly under threat. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny was 45 minutes late for his appointment in the National Gallery. “Not the first time Fine Gael has been late when it comes to culture,” gru(...)

The Barracks Life Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.  Over 1m people have visited the National Museum of Ireland’s four sites since the start of this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than one million people have visited the National Museum of Ireland’s four sites since the start of this year, as a result of the interest in the(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor at the launch of Google’s new data centre in Clondalkin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Driverless cars. Have you ever wondered what it must be like to travel in one? Wonder no more, because the Taoiseach described the experience in some(...)

The new board of the National Museum of Ireland was announced on Friday by Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys.

The new board of the National Museum of Ireland was announced on Friday by Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys. Chair designate is Catherine Hea(...)

Ben Okri autographs his work

It’s a special festival when audience venues are an atmospheric family chapel, a charming light-filled ballroom overlooking fields with sheep, and a “(...)