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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets actor Ruth Negga at a Screen Ireland event in Los Angeles last week. The Irish film industry depends upon the section 481 tax credit, but approved relief fell last year.

Tax relief approved under the section 481 film and television scheme dropped by two-thirds to €33 million last year, according to figures contained in(...)

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(...)

The decline in Irish native bee and butterfly populations is matching accelerating global declines. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to scale up efforts to address widespread species loss in Ireland and to protect habitats details of which will be announced by the (...)

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(...)

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