Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor at the launch of Google’s new data centre in Clondalkin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Driverless cars. Have you ever wondered what it must be like to travel in one? Wonder no more, because the Taoiseach described the experience in some(...)

The new board of the National Museum of Ireland was announced on Friday by Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys.

The new board of the National Museum of Ireland was announced on Friday by Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys. Chair designate is Catherine Hea(...)

Dublin Zoo offers endless entertainment, so consider an annual membership. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Summer is here. Finally. Or at least it was back when Pricewatch was locked in a basement writing these words and staring sadly out at people walking(...)

Young writers who have created stories and poetry for Fighting Words. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Given our name, you might think that describing what we do is easy – and in one sense it is – we nurture creativity. But, in another sense, it is very(...)

Mathew Nugent (left) from Cabra, Dublin, and Martin Currey from Perth, Western Australia, viewing gold necklace beads at the National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

As regular readers of this column will know, Irish Times photographers have made an art of the wordless smile; and the maestro of sheer mischief is Pa(...)

Gavin Manley: ‘You often hear about the “digital Irish”, those with a start-up mentality who seem to thrive here’

Gavin Manley moved to the Big Apple in 2003 in search of new adventures. His “nine-to-five” job before he left was with the National Museum of Ireland(...)

Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

One Hundred Years a Nation, a new orchestral and choral work to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising has received its world premiere. Thousands (...)

John Loder (second right) and Arthur Shields (right) in the John Ford film ‘How Green Was My Valley’. Photograph: Fox

In his 1977 autobiography the Hollywood star John Loder let slip secrets he’d kept hidden for more than 60 years, about his part in the arrest of Patr(...)

Radiocarbon dating of the bear’s knee bone, one of some 15,000 bones found in the cave, confirmed it was 12,500 years old. Photograph: James Connolly

A study of an animal bone discovered in a Co Clare cave more than a century ago has led archaeologists to push back the date when they believe humans (...)

Easter Rising: part of GPO: Witness History. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

In the newly refurbished interior of the GPO a wall bears the names of all those known to have helped defend the building during Easter Week 1916. Th(...)

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