The new Aran Island Ferries acquisition, Saoirse na Farraige, is a 400-seater ferry that includes a wheelchair lift. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Go west A day out on Inis Mór will be easier than ever with the new Aran Island Ferries sailings from June 5th. Joining the fleet, Saoirse na Farraig(...)

According to Kelly, most of us can expect to be able to trace our lineage back to the early to mid-1800s.  Photograph: Getty

A number of years ago, Helen Kelly was walking past the Shelbourne hotel on her way to work when she had a brainwave. “I thought, ‘Hmm, lovely hotel. (...)

SEAN MCGOLDRICK 1824 BAR, THE SHELBOURNE HOTEL “Elf is one of my all-time favourite Christmas movies, and I’ve made this twist on a New York Sour to (...)

A view of Kilkenny town and Kilkenny Castle. Photograph: iStock

You don’t have fly to some far-flung European metropolis to find culture, history, architecture, breathtaking scenery and amazing outdoor pursuits. Yo(...)

One of the  statues,  removed by the Shelbourne Hotel - which will now be put back.

The owners of the Shelbourne Hotel are to reinstall four statues which were removed in the mistaken belief that two of them were representations of sl(...)

Empty plinths outside the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin after the statues were removed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The owners of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin have asked for another four weeks to deal with the issue of the statues which it removed, allegedly witho(...)

Two statues on the bar in Cafe Bar H, Grand Canal Square, are from the same series as those removed from outside the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell / The Irish Times

Four Shelbourne Hotel statues have gone from public view, for now, but there are two more in Café Bar H at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin where they have be(...)

A view of a statueless plinth at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Nineteenth century documentation proves conclusively that the statues taken down by the Shelbourne Hotel do not depict slave girls, an art historian h(...)

 Empty plinths outside the  Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin after the statues were removed.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is investigating the decision by the Shelbourne Hotel to remove four statues from its facade, apparently without planning permissi(...)

One of the statues  depicting slave girls holding torches. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin has taken down four statues which have stood outside it for the last 153 years because of their associations with slave(...)

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