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Thousands are expected to participate in Saturday’s Beo, Gaelach & Bródúil rally. Archive photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of people are expected on the streets of Dublin on Saturday for a street festival celebrating the Irish language Language groups, schools, (...)

   Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan (right)  with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys  at Áras an Uachtaráin last week.

Conradh na Gaeilge has questioned the appointment Josepha Madigan as Minister for the Gaeltacht after she said she did not feel it necessary to take I(...)

John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough: his main crime in Swift’s eyes was having enriched himself on the public purse

A certain Joycean masterpiece aside, today’s literary anniversaries also include the death of one John Churchill, aka the Duke of Marlborough, after w(...)

‘One of the best of the Beit paintings to be sold at Christie’s is David Teniers’s depiction of a Flemish country dance, the Kermesse (detail, above). As a work of art, it is delightfully anarchic, with groups of people dancing, shouting, pointing and reeling with intoxication. As a depiction for the dance around the notion of the “public trust” in this whole affair, it is all too symbolic.’

It is an awkward word for an awkward action: deaccessioning. The very fact that it was necessary to make up a new word for it suggests that what is go(...)