The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square is earmrked for priority funding under the National Development plan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The wonder, as Samuel Johnson said of a dog standing on its hind legs, is not that it is done well but that it is done at all. For the first time in t(...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

A glass case of 19th century taxidermy by H Ward of Oxford Street, London. The display, which includes pheasants, partridges and various exotic birds, sold in Ireland in 2017 for €4,200

Tables throughout Ireland are now well rid of plump turkeys for another year, but stuffed birds – and other creatures – of a very different kind are a(...)

Women queuing up to cast their votes for the first time in the 1918 general election. Illustration: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Nollaig na mBan, or Women’s Christmas, which is celebrated on Saturday will have a particular significance this year given that 2018 marks 100 years s(...)

Queen Maeve of Connacht is one of the Irish kings and queens whose lives you can follow around Ireland. Illustration: Expedia

The history of Ireland, with our tales of battles and intrigue, kidnappings and murders, plus our strong women who ruled the land, would offer a rich (...)

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 (...)

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