Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: has plenty of options when it comes to funding Aosdána. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Arts Council versus Aosdána conflict has moved up the political food chain. The council’s plans to rein in the costs of providing a living to need(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Abbey Theatre is planning a multimillion euro redevelopment and expansion. The plan includes increasing the theatre’s capacity from 631 to 950 sea(...)

Dee Forbes,  RTÉ director general, believes that  TV drama represents the single biggest growth opportunity for the Irish media industry

RTÉ’s director general Dee Forbes has called on the Government to set up an annual €15 million fund to support the production of TV drama. Ms Forbes (...)

Síne Nic an Ailí (third from left, centre row), with members of Irish language and culture groups in Los Angeles at a Cultúr Club community-building workshop

Fluency in the Irish language has helped to take Síne Nic an Ailí (31) as far afield as China and the US. For the past 10 years, she has worked for Co(...)

There are too many post offices, according to the CEO of An Post. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are “far too many post offices” in the Republic of Ireland, according to the chief executive officer of An Post. Speaking on Tuesday evening, (...)

Postmaster Pádraic Ó Conghaile from Connemara protesting against post office closures outside GPO earlier this month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Postmasters may be asked to deliver food, assist businesses with their recycling and drop off medicines in an attempt to ensure survival of the post-o(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys announced the review of the tax breaks allowed to the owners of historic houses. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has announced a review of the tax breaks allowed to the owners of historic houses. Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, a(...)

The courses will equip you with the ability to ask builders, architects and engineers the right questions so that they don’t make inappropriate repairs.

Richard Donelan was 23 and studying for his college finals in the Regency family home in Blackrock when the ceiling in a spare bedroom collapsed due t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for  Rural  Affairs Heather Humphreys  and Minister Dennis Naughton at the launch of the Action Plan for Regional Development : would the Government not be better with a more compact, and so more realistic, plan?  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reading the action plan for rural development launched during the week under the title Realising Our Rural Potential, I was reminded of the Mayo journ(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív said a choice will have to be made between the ‘insignificant risk’ to local freshwater pearl mussel  balanced with the possibility that somebody will die if the road is not upgraded. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make hard decisions in relation to infrastructure projects and “take our chances with Europe”, former government minister Éamon Ó(...)

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