Lynn Scarff, director, National Museum of Ireland: ‘Ultimately the people own this national collection and should be able to pop by and check it out.’ Photograph: Julien Behal  Photography

Lynn Scarff ’s first day as director of the National Museum of Ireland was the Monday after the vote to legalise abortion by repealing the Eighth Amen(...)

With wedding season in full swing, many guests are faced with the dilemma of choosing gifts. Not everyone wants to give cash, or tackle an online wedd(...)

Labour TD Joan Burton criticised the National Museum for being “hopeless on the subject of women”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A permanent exhibition to mark women’s place in Irish history could be installed in the National Museum of Ireland, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

The tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years, according to a new study. It reveals the practice dates back to at le(...)

19a Long Lane, just off Camden Street in Dublin city centre, extends to just 32sq m

Located just off Camden Street, beside the old Meath Hospital, 19a Long Lane has long been known as the Skinny House. The name harks back to the early(...)

Gardaí have recovered the head of an 800-year-old mummy, known as the Crusader, which was stolen from a crypt St Michan’s Church in Dublin recently.

Gardaí have recovered the head of an 800-year-old mummy, known as ‘the Crusader’, which was stolen from a crypt St Michan’s Church in Dublin last mont(...)

Pupils from Scoil Úna Naofa in Crumlin preparing for their performance in the National Youth Orchestra festival. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

There was no money in our house for music lessons when I was a kid. Yes, I know, get your tiny violins out and play a symphony for me. I do seem to r(...)

Katherine Zappone and Anne Louise Gilligan  at City Hall in Dublin on their wedding day in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said it is an “honour” to donate the dresses she and her late wife Dr Ann Louise Gilligan wore on their we(...)

Michael O’Carroll, Paul Conway and Ciaran O’Connor examine the ongoing works on the roof of Leinster House. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Democracy is always an unfinished business. Sometimes, even, it is under repair, as happens this month as Leinster House readies to mark the 100th ann(...)

Dr Andrew Halpin of the National Museum. Photograph: YouTube.

The National Museum of Ireland appears to have accepted it did not apply proper procedures when it suspended one of its assistant keepers over complai(...)

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