The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Phoenix Park in Dublin. ESRI researchers have  surveyed 1,050 adults between February and May last year on how often they visited green spaces. Photograph: Pat Langan

A trip to the local park twice a week could pay dividends in personal health terms, particularly mental wellbeing, new research has found. A detaile(...)

Park Lodge on Booterstown Avenue is hidden behind a high evergreen hedge, which acts as both a sound barrier and privacy wall.

To fully appreciate this Georgian gem on Booterstown Avenue in south Dublin, you need to stand in the rear garden, as it is only then that the size of(...)

The festival is presenting its first full-scale staged opera, The Return of Ulysses, Claudio Monteverdi’s retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, which has never before been staged in Ireland.

With Galway International Arts Festival safely (and, by most accounts, successfully) packed away for another year, the stage is set for the summer’s l(...)

The new Butler Gallery:  architect’s drawing by McCullough Mulvin

In a peaceful part of Rothe House, an atmospheric Tudor townhouse in the heart of Kilkenny, eight young architects are imagining what a future Kilkenn(...)

A performance in  the Secret Garden at Butler House in Kilkenny last year. The Secret Garden series will take place twice daily at August’s festival. Photograph: Pat Moore

An open-air production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kilkenny Castle, along with world premieres of new dance and circus performances,(...)

A street trader at the 1916  site on Moore Street, Dublin, during the anniversary year of 2016. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The redevelopment of the Moore Street area of Dublin and the creation of a “new quarter” in the north inner city has taken a step closer with the appo(...)

Magazine by Eileen Gray / Le Corbusier

This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

WORKac: Dan Wood and Amale Andraos’s edible schoolyard at PS7 in Harlem. Photograph: Raymond Adams

The housing crisis, congested roads, pollution, a capital city that sucks services from the rest of the country while the regions scramble to stand up(...)

The award-winning Inchicore National School building in Dublin’s south inner city, designed by Dongahy + Dimond. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The new building at Inchicore National School could not be further removed from the prefab classrooms that children endured for two decades or more be(...)

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