A deer in Glendalough, Wicklow. It is unclear what the management approach will mean in terms of culling. Photograph: iStock

The awarding of a contract to manage Co Wicklow’s deer population has been welcomed by farmers who say the animals have been “mercilessly” raiding fee(...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin, Devenish’s lead archaeologist, at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath on Monday July 16th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Heritage originally opposed plans for the redevelopment of the protected 18th-century house at Dowth Hall in Co Meath, which was bui(...)

Reliance Investments Ltd plans to refurbish the 18th century Aldborough House on Portland Row for use as offices

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin into an office complex, despite criticism of the (...)

The pit in the cave which contained human remains after the excavation. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

A cave-like chamber discovered by a hill walker in north west Mayo has been confirmed as a Neolithic site used in highly complex burial practices over(...)

A view of Athlone Castle and the Shannon

A new bridge across the Shannon in Athlone is to be built after An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission. The planning board on Tuesday gave appr(...)

 Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys is due to launch the 2017-2021 National Biodiversity Action on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government’s new biodiversity action plan “lacks aspiration, focus and strategy”, according to a leading environmental lobby group. The 2017-2021(...)

Aldborough House on Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Redevelopment plans for the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin, Aldborough House on Portland Row, have been sharply criticised by the Department of(...)

Architects image of the proposed 104 metre pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Shannon between the Radisson Blu Hotel and the Luan Gallery in Athlone.

The Department of Heritage failed to attend a Bord Pleanála hearing on a proposal to build a bridge across the river Shannon in Athlone, about which i(...)

The Irish Georgian Society is hosting the one-day event at Russborough, Co Wicklow. Above: the refurbishment of St Catherine’s Church, Meath Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Donal Murphy

As the recovery continues, more and more period properties are being restored to their former glory, raising the challenge of retrofitting these build(...)

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