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(...)

The Rileys – survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh, Co Cork. Meet Annie and Edward Riley, and their twins, Sutcliffe and Ethel. Photograph: AH Poole

The first community-sourced exhibition of photographs and stories from the collection of the National Library of Ireland was opened on Wednesday by Sa(...)

Series of 133 letters between William Butler Yeats and his close friend and early lover Olivia Shakespear.  (Estimate: £250,000-£350,000/€281,000-€394,000)

The adult grandchildren of poet WB Yeats are set to receive a huge financial windfall when the “Yeats Family Collection” is sold at auction in London (...)

Jack Butler Yeats: ‘The Sunset Belongs to You’, oil on board. (Estimate: £100,000-£150,000/€113,000-€169,000)

One of the biggest auctions of Irish cultural heritage will take place in London next month when Sotheby’s sells the “Yeats Family Collection” in the (...)

The main reading room in the National Library. The library is to carry out a crawl of all Irish websites later this year.

Valuable information relating to recent events in Ireland could be lost to future generations because of a failure to properly collect and preserve on(...)

The renovation works will see 500,000 books moved to the library’s east wing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plans have been announced to swap the functions of the east and west wings of the National Library as part of a €10 million renovation project that be(...)

Muriel Mc Auley (L) and Barbara Cashin, grandchildren of Thomas MacDonagh, pictured in Skerries. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The year after the Easter Rising was a fraught one for the families of those executed by the British. Compounding their sense of grief, many familie(...)

Artist Claus Havemann, who doanted his painting Irish Eyes to the National Library, is photographed by his daughter Krestine Havemann at the library on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Library of Ireland officially accepted the donation of a painting by Danish artist Claus Havemann at a special event in the library on Tu(...)

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