Suspects being searched in Dublin, Ireland in 1920 during the Irish War of Independence. From Story of Twenty Five Years, published 1935. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Hats off to the National Library of Ireland, whose current exhibition, From Turmoil to Truce, maturely confronts a difficult challenge that caused a p(...)

Maser at his studio on Charlemont Street in Dublin: 'I met so many homeless people while I worked on murals around the city'

Al Hester, or Maser as he prefers to be called, has come a long way since he started out as a graffiti artist in Dublin when he was just 14-years-old.(...)

Auxiliaries celebrate in April 1921. Photograph: WD Hogan/National Library of Ireland

There is nothing new about fake news. The first casualty of war is the truth and this was certainly true of the War of Independence. A new photograph(...)

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at a special budget briefing for Maths Week with Paul Giurgi, Ellie Smith, Patrick Miaskowski, and Sasha Butala from 6th class, St Peter’s National School, Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

A majority of parents (61 per cent) believe their child’s attitude to maths is more positive than their own when they were the same age, according to (...)

Author Marian Keyes is pictured as the National Library of Ireland announces  details of a pilot scheme to expand the ways it collects the ‘born-digital’ story of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Throughout history the motivations of significant people have been excavated by the papers they have left behind them. Letters, diaries, handwritten n(...)

Concerns have been raised unsuitable individuals could seek access to children through applying for certain jobs and avoid vetting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Organisations under the aegis of the Department of Culture are taking legal advice over a row with the Garda National Vetting Bureau, it has emerged. (...)

A Science Museum can cross disciplines, make and catalyse connections, thus creating a space for new scientific-magic to happen. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

The opening of The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) last night shows what can be done when vision, determination, resources and good old-fashioned (...)

National Library director Sandra Collins with actor Rory Dignam playing the role of Sebastian Dangerfield, the protagonist of Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are many stories surrounding the writing and publication of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy’s great novel about student life in postwar Dublin in th(...)

The Royal Dublin Society. Photograph: Dónal Murphy

For the tens of thousands who flock to the RDS every August, the buildings and showgrounds in Ballsbridge mean just one thing: horses. A highlight on (...)

Eloïse Stevenson as Pegeen Mike and Michael Shea as Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The Playboy of the Western World Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Ends Oct 5, 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun 4.30pm Few plays are quite as familiar to an Irish(...)

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