Wondering what Christmas present to get for the gardener in your life? Look no further. Photograph: iStock 


Edith Andrees, National Museum of Ireland curator, looks at the fountain pen used by Michael Collins to sign the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

On signing the Anglo-Irish Treaty Michael Collins famously opined to Lord Birkenhead, on the British side, that he had signed his own death warrant. (...)

Culture Night 2021 at Collins Barracks. Cultural institutions should be used as spaces  where arts and culture are going on continually, a committee has heard. Photograph: Maxwells

Available information on museums which are independently operated is “severely lacking”, an Oireachtas committee has been told. More than two-thirds(...)

An announcement on a bonus for frontline workers will be made in the coming budget. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has suggested bus and retail workers should be considered for any pandemic bonus. The Coalition has indicated its w(...)

It is understood the chain mail dates back to 1172 shortly after the Normans arrived in Ireland. Photograph: courtesy of Bartle D’Arcy.

A vest of chain mail, which is more than 800 years old, has been handed in to the Knights and Conquests Heritage Centre in Granard, Co Longford. At a(...)

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with(...)

Club Chroma Chlorologia at Imma

Dublin’s a sight for sore eyes this summer. The capital is coming down with culture and packed with great experiences for all the family to enjoy. Bes(...)

The winning audio documentary examined contrasting experiences of Ireland and Peru during the pandemic. Illustration: Paul Scott

An audio documentary prompted by a photograph of people being restrained by police as they attempted to leave Lima in Peru to avoid Covid-19 has won t(...)

Tyrone will face Monaghan in front of a limited crowd this weekend. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

The GAA will issue guidance this week in relation to spectators being allowed at Allianz League games taking place in the North from this weekend, aft(...)

Catherine Martin: ‘It is vital too that we continue to document and illuminate the experiences and contribution of women during the Irish revolutionary period.’ Photograph: Maxwell Photography

This year we remember and reflect upon the significant events that occurred in 1921, leading to the truce of July 11th and the signing of the Anglo-Ir(...)

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