Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (left) and Alan Kelly in the RDS, Dublin during the 2016 general election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the two contenders in the Labour leadership contest, were both first elected to the Dáil as part of the so-called “G(...)

Corncrake: important place in literature has romanticised  the bird

At the Moscow Arts Theatre in 1903, director Constantin Stanislavski was preparing the premiere of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Offstage sounds(...)

The project at 15 Ushers Island in Dublin “will undermine, diminish and devalue a site of cultural heritage importance”, according to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has said plans to convert a Joycean literary landmark in Dublin into a hostel “cannot be contemplated” as the st(...)

Arts Council chairman Kevin Rafter: welcomed the increase in its budget. File photograph: Alan Betson

The National Campaign for the Arts has said it is “devastated” by Budget 2020 and feels that the sector is being left behind again. The body, which r(...)

Tahothoratie Cross in An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara. Tahothoratie  studied  Irish for three weeks at Acadamh na Gaeilge in An Cheathrú Rua. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

A member of the Mohawk Nation was among 20 Canadian students to complete an Irish language course this week in An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaelta(...)

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(...)

Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands. Photograph: Chris Hill

The results of an innovative project aimed at preserving the unique biodiversity and tourism appeal of the Aran Islands will be presented at a two-day(...)

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(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

With the economy expected to continue its recovery and a number of significant developments due to enter the construction phase, it is likely the number of cranes on Dublin’s skyline will increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were 60 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on February 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street.(...)

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