Leinster House: the cost of the renovation project is currently running 11 per cent over its €14.8 million budget. File photograph: Alan Betson

The major multi-million euro project to renovate Leinster House is on course to run up to 20 per cent over budget, according to internal Office of Pub(...)

Laura Katharine Finnegan, a PhD student in Trinity College: winner of overall award commemorating the science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill who died in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A story for young people about famous Irish scientists, complete with superb portraits, has won the Mary Mulvihill Award for 2019 – the science media (...)

Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

In November 1918, Martin O’Meara arrived back in Australia as a hero, promptly had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his life in mental instit(...)

 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(...)

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