Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

Children from a local Traveller group in Merrion Square at the launch of The Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration which takes place on  March 1st at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The first anniversary of Travellers gaining ethnic status will be celebrated with a concert in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on March 1st. Last year(...)

Bob Geldof, chairman of the Band Aid Trust, as the Trust donated its archive to the National Library of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bob Geldof said he would “of course” accept the Freedom of the City of Dublin if it were to be reinstated, after it was withdrawn by councillors at a (...)

The Ulysses Centre will be mainly housed in the former Aula Maxima of UCD on Stephen’s Green.

“This the way to the museyroom. Mind your hats goan in!” So says the museum guide early in Finnegans Wake, as visitors to Dublin are taken on a tour o(...)

Ciara Kelly of Newstalk: in her first week Kelly has already left her searing stamp on her lunchtime slot

It’s a new show fronted by a rising presenter with a voice and backstory that stand apart from most of her career-broadcaster colleagues’. Yet as Ciar(...)

The October bank holiday weekend is one of the busiest for events, as a rake of festivals make a last-minute pitch for your entertainment pocket. Both(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with author and RTÉ broadcaster David McCullagh at the National Library of Ireland for the launch of De Valera: Rise 1882–1932. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he has no problem acknowledging the greatness of Éamon de Valera even if his predecessor was not always right. Mr Var(...)

Prof Foster said the teaching of Irish history is in an “excellent place” as evidenced by the commemorations of 2016. Photograph: Ianthe Ruthven

For close on half a century Prof Roy Foster has been one of the most significant figures in Irish academia. He is the author of the two volume serie(...)

A letter with 80 signatories was published in The Irish Times this week urging the Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys to intervene before the sale. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State has agreed to purchase a number of significant items from the Yeats Family Collection, due to be auctioned today. The collection features m(...)

A letter from WB Yeats to his  friend and first lover, Olivia Shakespear, featuring the poem “After Long Silence”,   is displayed at the Yeats: The Family Collection exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

There is a curious silence in Ireland about the imminent sell-off by Sotheby’s of a weighty collection of Yeats papers. The catalogue from Sotheby’s t(...)

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