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(...)

The Representative Church Body Library is, inter alia, the archives of the Church of Ireland. Among its resources are important collections of archite(...)

Irelan’d MEPs might soon have the opportunity to conduct their parliamentary business through Irish as a result of Brexit.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish MEPs might have to brush up on their Irish language skills after it was claimed that English would no longer retain its status as a working lang(...)

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Donald Trump’s controversial €10 million rock barrier plan for his Doonbeg golf links resort has received a setback after a Government department rule(...)

Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)

 Katherine Nolan performing at Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol on Saturday. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kilmainham Gaol has opened its doors to the public as a performance space. The picturesque setting of the East Wing of the jail resonated to the ang(...)

The remains of Carstown House, a rare example of a 17th-century manor house. The five dormer windows in the attic were added later. Photographs: Fergal McGirl

Why is it of interest? Carstown House near Termonfeckin in Co Louth is a rare example of a 17th-century Irish manor house. It is designated a build(...)

The Castletimon Dolmen at Castletimon, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow.

A Co Wicklow landowner has denied recent earthworks on his land damaged a megalithic dolmen which is a listed national monument. Larry Brennan, who o(...)

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