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 Renovated Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was the most visited free attraction in 2017. Marie-Louise Halpenny

A pint of plain remains your only man for bringing the tourists in, with the Guinness Storehouse once again proving to be the most popular fee-chargin(...)

Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the adjoining main school building. Photograph: LMFM via Twitter

The fire which threatened to take hold of a secondary school in Co Louth may have been thwarted by a participant in the suicide awareness Darkness Int(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

It’s three years since Hardy Bucks was last on TV, and a whole decade since the show became a YouTube sensation

The foul-mouthed phenomenon that is Hardy Bucks (RTE Two, Thursday, 10.35pm) returned to the small screens this week. It’s three years since Hardy Buc(...)

The Hardy Bucks: We haven’t seen Eddie, Buzz, French toast and The Boo since 2015

Yee-ha! It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month, with the return of those good ol’ Trailer Park Boys to Netflix at the end of the month, preceded (...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

It’s been a year of high prices for property but there are cheaper homes for sale, if not always  in the location or condition you’re lookin(...)

Castletown House and Demesne contains four occupied properties.

One-third of residences owned by the State in parks and public spaces are vacant and a majority of the empty properties are in poor condition, it has (...)

Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival at Trim Castle

If the thought of heading back to homework, uniforms and school lunches is hard to bear, just think how the kids feel. The best way to brush off the b(...)

The construction of the Esplanada dos Ministerios on the Monumental Axis in Brasilia, Brazil, circa 1959:  these days the whole “new city” concept seems a bit archaic, a retro-futurist dream of modernist optimism. Photograph: Harvey Meston/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Beware brainstorming awaydays. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being dragged along to one of these grim exercises in corporate team-building, you(...)

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