Michael Healy-Rae said the invasive species threatened Killarney National Park’s Unesco biosphere reserve designation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Anne Lucey Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has repeated his call for the Army to tackle the rhododendron infestation which now covers a third(...)

Jack Butler Yeats: ‘The Sunset Belongs to You’, oil on board. (Estimate: £100,000-£150,000/€113,000-€169,000)

One of the biggest auctions of Irish cultural heritage will take place in London next month when Sotheby’s sells the “Yeats Family Collection” in the (...)

A report by an Oireachtas committee has said the State should  invest 0.6 per cent of GDP in the arts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The cultural rights of Irish citizens should be recognised and protected through an Amendment to the Constitution, a report from the Oireachtas joint (...)

 Sarah Brady  in Vampirella at Smock Alley Theatre: The group hosted 10 festivals and 152 companies presenting 707 performances in 2016.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The company behind Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre generated a loss of €112,913 for the 18 months to the end of December 2016 despite boosting turnover t(...)

Arts Council director Orlaith McBride: “We must find a different way to support older artists,” she says. “There are no plans to reduce Aosdána’s funding. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some of Ireland’s smaller arts organisations will be able to bid for three years of State funding from the Arts Council under major changes to its fun(...)

Declaring that he was ‘elected to lead but I promise to serve’, Leo Varadkar recommitted himself to the Coalition arrangement. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach yesterday and immediately announced a Cabinet reshuffle in which he promoted several Fine Gael TDs to leadership po(...)

A typed version of a surrender letter from 1916 Rising leader Patrick Pearse has sold for almost €300,000.

A typed version of the 1916 surrender letter of Patrick Pearse made £263,000 (€299,000) at an auction in London, more than twice its upper estimate of(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan, programme director of the diploma in corporate governance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Tony Gavin

Corporate governance has moved out of the boardroom and the classroom and on to the front pages over the past number of years. High-profile problems i(...)

A sunfish on the surface of the sea near Melmore Head, Co Donegal, last September. Sunfish are the world’s largest bony fish and can weigh up to a tonne. Photograph: Dearn McClintock

What has a unique swimming style, eats up to 147 jellyfish a day and can be found in Irish waters all year round? Ocean sunfish were previously beli(...)

Irish Coast Guard Dublin-based helicopter Rescue 116 on a call-out with the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team in Co Down on May 29th, 2016. Photograph: Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain Rescue Ireland has said there has been renewed interest in its work with search and rescue dogs due to the role played by late Irish Coast Gu(...)

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