Minister of state at the department of Industry and Commerce Eddie Collins (third from left, standing) with members of taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald’s cabinet in June 1982. Photograph: The Irish Times

Eddie Collins, the former Fine Gael TD and junior minister who died on Monday, was described by former taoiseach John Bruton as the “inheritor of the (...)

A building commissioned by the city of Dessau and designed by the founder of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius.

One hundred years ago, this year, an art and design school opened in Germany. It would remain in operation for just 14 years, under three different di(...)

IDA Ireland CEO  Martin Shanahan: acknowledges that a weakened global economy with a smaller pool of investment will make the agency’s task tougher

Depending on how you measure it, IDA Ireland turns 70 or 50 this year. The agency, responsible for attracting multinationals to the Republic, began as(...)

China is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Nepal, its mountainous southern neighbour

Many of the dozens of Hindu and Buddhist temples dotted around Kathmandu’s Durbar Square were devastated in the April 2015 earthquake. Where ornate, U(...)

Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

Former taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald presented a progress report on the issue. Photograph: Frank Miller

Government departments were at odds over which agency should be responsible for overseeing new anti-sex discrimination legislation being drafted in 19(...)

Dunnes Stores strikers picket outside the store on Henry Street Dublin. The strike began in 1984 and lasted almost three years. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A register of sports people and entertainers who travelled to South Africa, published in 1986 by the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, included(...)

  Browne at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thirty years ago, the autobiography of a complex and controversial Irish politician was published – to acclaim in some quarters and horror in others. (...)

The government authorised the minister for foreign affairs  to submit the harp and shamrock to the World Intellectual Property Organisation for registration as trademarks. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The registration of the harp and the shamrock as Irish emblems was delayed because of a row between departments over who should carry the costs. The(...)

Memo said former minister for communications Jim Mitchell would be pleased to see a ferry service to Cork, but was concerned about possible losses. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

A subsidy of £300,000 was suggested for a proposed Cork to Swansea ferry service, but the government was warned of the effects on B&I Ferries, Sta(...)

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