Fiona Ross She will formally take up the three-year post after appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former National Library of Ireland director Fiona Ross is set to become chairwoman of troubled State-owned public transport group CIÉ. Minister for T(...)

Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge (1891-1917). He served as a lance-corporal on the Flanders front with the Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A handwritten version of Francis Ledwidge’s most famous poem, A Lament for Thomas MacDonagh, is going on sale at auction in London later this month. (...)

Maynooth University has become the first Irish University to install high tech Energy Pods which will allow students to take 20 minute naps to help keep their energy levels up during a busy day at college. Photograph: The Irish Times

Forget the Red Bull, coffee, even the euphemistically described “stronger substances”. If you are a student at Maynooth University they have new ways (...)

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Geldof said he would “of course” accept the Freedom of the City of Dublin if it were to be reinstated, after it was withdrawn by councillors at a (...)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

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