Would a more pragmatic, creative solution not be both less expensive and less destructive of the National Museum of Ireland’s capacities? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin, is one of our premier cultural heritage institutions. It is the treasure house of our nation(...)

 Counting down to a very ‘Gorey’ Halloween in Wexford is Tanya Tighe as Maleficent and woodland creature Brody Cullen (5). Photograph: Patrick Browne

Halloween and the half-term school holiday happily fuse to produce a frightful mix of family events throughout the country, each trying to out-pun the(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

Dara Ó Briain will present “Scintillating Science” on Monday, November 14th in  the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The IrishTimes

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is calling on businesses, communities and professionals throughout the country to take part in Science Week 2016 whic(...)

The Barracks Life Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.  Over 1m people have visited the National Museum of Ireland’s four sites since the start of this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than one million people have visited the National Museum of Ireland’s four sites since the start of this year, as a result of the interest in the(...)

Haider Altegani. Photograph: Fran Veale

When Haider Altegani worked as an archaeological inspector on excavations, digs in the vast Saharan desert could last up to four months. The team of (...)