To celebrate UN International Biodiversity Day, the Lord Mayor, Nial Ring and the Director of Eco-Unesco, Elaine Nevin, joined the students of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s to launch Nature in the Park, a new self-guided handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms has been published to celebrate UN In(...)

The Green-Veined White butterfly, now  in moderate decline in Ireland. Photograph: Dr Liam Lysaght.

Most people walking alongside the restored pond on the Castletown estate in Co Kildare would barely notice the tiny purple wildflower beneath their fe(...)

‘National reputation’: Richard III, staged by Druid, whose director, Garry Hynes, pointed out the arts’ contribution to Ireland’s standing

Arts funding should be restored to boom-era levels to compensate for the sector’s lack of resources, a new Oireachtas report suggests. The Arts Matte(...)

Soprano Anne Devin performs strongly on the latest CD from the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

It is extraordinary how laggardly the development of classical music has been in Ireland since the foundation of the state. There was no full-time sym(...)

Arts Council of Ireland: Kevin Rafter succeeds Sheila Pratschke as chair of the agency

Kevin Rafter, head of the school of communications at Dublin City University, has been named the new chairman of the Arts Council of Ireland. Ministe(...)

Seagulls swooping  in Rush, north Co Dublin.  Photograph: Suzanne Connolly

Seaside towns in north Co Dublin are battling against “uncivilised and dangerous” conditions because of the State’s failure to deal with rapidly-growi(...)

Mohawk Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton (centre) at Government Buildings with Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD, (right) and James Kelly (left) CEO Ireland Canada University Foundation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A member of the Mohawk Nation will come to the Connemara Gaeltacht to study Irish this summer as the first participant in a new annual scholarship pro(...)

Woodlawn House, Co Galway, taken from Abandoned Mansions of Ireland II – More Portraits of Forgotten Stately Homes by Tarquin Blake, published by  Collins Press

Protected structures in rural villages throughout the country are boarded up, with many in danger of collapsing because the owners cannot afford to pr(...)

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa wants you to Snuggle Up with their latest package until March 31th.

Top Trips  Japan and Sri Lanka are the latest additions to the top-10 long-haul bookings list according to holiday specialists Travel Counsellors(...)

Minister for  Heritage  Josepha Madigan (right) is pictured at the  National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle with Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin, and Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography.

A series of 40 actions to address a biodiversity crisis facing Ireland have been announced by a coalition of Government departments, State agencies, e(...)

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