Minister  Josepha Madigan with author Sinead Moriarty at the announcement in the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Tony Maxwell/Maxwells

A new bursary scheme for women artists, named for the revolutionary and first female minister Constance Markievicz, has been announced. Minister for (...)

Aer Arann was established in 1970. Photograph: Aer Arann

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has appointed air transport consultants in an effort to ensure the continuity of flights between(...)

Poulnabrone dolmen in Co Clare. Photograph: iStock

A koan is a paradoxical riddle without a solution. It’s also an apt definition of many of Ireland’s placenames. These encoded glimpses into our cultur(...)

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(...)

The two dead adult falcons and the three eggs recovered by NPWS staff from a nest  in the Cooley mountains.

Gardaí and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are seeking the public’s help in relation to the unlawful killing of two peregrine falcons i(...)

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(...)

New management plan for bogs strikes  appropriate balance between protection  and the needs of turf cutters, the Minister for Culture has said. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has spent €28.7 million to date in compensating turf-cutters on raised boglands concentrated in the Midlands, Minister for Culture Jose(...)

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 (...)

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