'National Treasures' presenter John Creedon warmly identifies with several items of bric-a-brac left lying about the place

National Treasures (Sunday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm) is so reluctant to discriminate between things that it’s hard to say exactly what it is. To narrow down t(...)

An archaeologist has described the discovery of a well-preserved Viking-era terrace in Dublin as an “extraordinary find”. The four adjacent Hiberno-(...)

A St Patrick’s Day parade making its way  down  O’Connell Street, Dublin

Festival frenzy With more than 30 events taking place, this year’s St Patrick’s festivities have something for everyone. The “big” parade kicks off (...)

Ancient amber: about one in 1,000 blobs of Cretaceous conifer resin enveloped an insect. Illustration: Michael Viney

In the wake of Storm Ophelia, last autumn, sisters Ethna and Olivia, who are 11 and nine, couldn’t wait to get down to the shore below Killiney, Co Du(...)

Weriskles Inacio (left) and Matheus Pires, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, take a selfie with their snowman  in Tolka Valley park, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The majority of tourist sites around the country are closed on Thursday with many advising visitors to check for updates. However, the level of inform(...)

 The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square is earmrked for priority funding under the National Development plan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The wonder, as Samuel Johnson said of a dog standing on its hind legs, is not that it is done well but that it is done at all. For the first time in t(...)

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’(...)

A glass case of 19th century taxidermy by H Ward of Oxford Street, London. The display, which includes pheasants, partridges and various exotic birds, sold in Ireland in 2017 for €4,200

Tables throughout Ireland are now well rid of plump turkeys for another year, but stuffed birds – and other creatures – of a very different kind are a(...)

Women queuing up to cast their votes for the first time in the 1918 general election. Illustration: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Nollaig na mBan, or Women’s Christmas, which is celebrated on Saturday will have a particular significance this year given that 2018 marks 100 years s(...)

Queen Maeve of Connacht is one of the Irish kings and queens whose lives you can follow around Ireland. Illustration: Expedia

The history of Ireland, with our tales of battles and intrigue, kidnappings and murders, plus our strong women who ruled the land, would offer a rich (...)

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