Great Melbourne Telescope: the instrument being installed in 1869, after it was shipped in pieces from the works of Thomas Grubb, in Dublin. Photograph: Museums Victoria

On July 3rd, 1866, a dramatic event took place in the Dublin suburb of Rathmines, not far from the Grand Canal, in a workshop specially built for the (...)

1933 Double Edge Eagle Coin, the only coin of its kind sanctioned for private ownership is valued at $10m-$15m (€8.4m-€12.6m)

On June 8th this year, the eagle eyes of philatelists and numismatics around the globe will most certainly be on Sotheby’s Three Treasures – Collected(...)

John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905): noted historian and writer of 19th-century Ireland was immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses

Immortalised by Joyce in the Nausicaa episode of Ulysses imparting benediction at the Star of the Sea Church in Sandymount on Bloomsday, June 16th, 19(...)

The conference was told that Eirgrid would be implementing measures to increase the security of Irish electricity supply. File photograph: Getty

Cutting Ireland’s carbon emissions by half over the next decade will be immensely challenging but it is achievable, according to Minister for the Envi(...)

The National Archives of Ireland: there is a huge backlog  because there is nowhere to put the files, as well as no staff to assess and catalogue them.

One of the great myths of Ireland is that we are a nation obsessed with the past. There is indeed great public interest in at least some aspects of Ir(...)

Participants at an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin last August. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Coronavirus conspiracy theories may have started out as a joke, but they now threaten to derail the global fight against the pandemic. Vaccine hesitan(...)

Ireland did exceptionally well twice during the pandemic, WHO head of emergencies Mike Ryan said. Photograph: EPA

Ireland and other countries could be “in serious trouble” if new variants of Covid-19 “change the rules of the game” in terms of preventing transmissi(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy chaired the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission states in bold type in its report that “the conclusions it reaches may not always accord with the prevailing narr(...)

‘Regardless of their preferences, policymakers and the public in both jurisdictions should be well informed.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg/ File

A major academic initiative to avoid the pitfalls of the Brexit vote when it comes to a future referendum on Northern Ireland has been launched. The(...)

Anthony Cains was  a founding member and director of the Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Anthony (Tony) Cains Born: December 28th, 1936 Died: November 4th, 2020 The world-renowned book binder and conservator Anthony (Tony) Cains died sudde(...)

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