Becoming  president of the Eurogroup  gave Paschal Donohoe  status and access to the key global players. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Having come off weeks of arduous negotiations, Paschal Donohoe is more than entitled to a large glass of wine tonight to ease him into the weekend – i(...)

Tom Barry: an unexpected initiative

Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin’s magisterial study of the casualties of the struggle for Irish independence, The Dead of the Irish Revolution, wi(...)

A piece by Gabriel Hayes at the entrance to the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher in Cork. Hayes was one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th century.

Sculpture is a hot topic right now. It is an ideal time to look at the life and work of one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th ce(...)

Sheila O’Leary, whose mother Lucy Agnes Smyth and father Thomas Francis Byrne were both in the GPO during the Easter Rising, died at the age of 97. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sheila O’Leary, whose parents were both in the GPO during the Easter Rising, has died at the age of 97. Mrs O’Leary nee Byrne was born in Dublin in D(...)

Diarmaid Fawsitt, grandson of nationalist, republican, journalist, civil servant and judge Diarmaid L Fawsitt, with his grandson Christian Murphy and the  extended Fawsitt family at the presentation of the Fawsitt archive to Cork City and County Archives Service. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork City Archives have welcomed the donation of a family archive which provides an insight into the cultural and political life of Cork during the re(...)

Actor Barry Fitzgerald taken  on the set of John Ford’s film ‘The Quiet Man’ in Co Mayo around 1951. Photograph: The Irish Times

Barry Fitzgerald was a man with a talent for creating conundrums for the good people at the Academy. Not only did he cause an upset by being nominated(...)

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(...)

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