The dildo, which is  believed to have been owned by a wealthy Anglo-Irish household, challenges myths about Irish people being repressed, says Shawna Scott.

In 2017 an international collector purchased a 19th century ivory dildo from a Co Meath auctioneer, leaving Shawna Scott dejected. “It made my heart (...)

The Festival of Curiosity takes place from July 18th to 21st. Photograph: Vincent McCarthy

If you were going to put on a festival about curiosity and exploration, when better to do it than around the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk? “(...)

Given the pretty miserable weather we have been having of late you could be forgiven for thinking that summer is still a long way off. But it is upon (...)

Kevin McLoughlin is a curator at the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery. He visited the museum at the Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum last week

Working Abroad Q&A: Dubliner Kevin McLoughlin lives in Hong Kong, where he works as a curator at the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery (...)

The  project aims to explore the idea of creative engagement in schools

What does creativity mean? The answers are as varied as the creative arts themselves. According to four-year-old Jamie Cozma “it’s painting rainbows, (...)

The revised plans reduced the scale of the office block and included additional measures to protect the privacy of the Chief State Solicitor’s office. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The head of building firm JJ Rhatigan has said he would like to think he has allayed concerns raised by the Chief State Solicitor and the Chester Beat(...)

 Luxor Investments submitted revised plans containing “considerable revisions” with Dublin City Council that reduce the height of the office block. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A developer has reduced the scale of a planned seven-storey office block in Dublin city centre in response to security concerns by the Chief State Sol(...)

The Chief State Solicitor says a proposed seven-storey building is too tall and that people in the upper floors could see sensitive State material. Photograph: Getty Images

The chief state solicitor has raised concerns that top-secret papers in her office could be compromised if a new seven-storey office block proceeds cl(...)

Shrewsbury Road: remarkable turnover of homes on the Dublin 4 road.

The recent sale of Paddy Kelly’s Shrewsbury Road home, Clonmore, marks the last of the property developers to depart Ireland’s top address. Since the (...)

A section of ‘Song of Lasting Sorrow’, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu

What is it? Song of Lasting Sorrow, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu, dates from the late 1640s. It is based on the (...)

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