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.(...)

Much research has been done on how badgers may transmit bTB to cattle, on the impacts of culling, and the effectiveness of the vaccine alternative. The outcomes are not definitive. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Few stories in the Irish environmental and agricultural worlds are as thorny and long running as the debate about culling badgers to limit the spread (...)

The proposed Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Former president Mary Robinson’s brother has yet to sign a deal to sell the family’s ancestral home in Ballina to house Ireland’s first presidential (...)

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as ‘one of the most dangerous roads’ in the State. File photograph: Getty Images/National Geographic

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as “one of the most dangerous roads” in the (...)

Minister of State at the OPW Sean Canney indicated the report on flooding was not an adequate response to the challenges faced by threatened communities. Photograph: PA

An official report dealing with flooding is to be reworked after the Minister in charge said it was not an adequate response to the challenges faced b(...)

EU member states are now required to wipe invasive species out or at least try to keep them contained.  Among them are animals such as the raccoon, the grey squirrel and North American bullfrog (above).

Open season has been declared on a range of animals and plants found on an EU list of alien species. Member states are now required to wipe them out(...)

The Government recently published the first national arts policy, Culture 2025. The framework document is partly the result of extensive consultations(...)

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