Illustration from Alison Hackett’s “The Visual Time Traveller: 500 years of history, art and science in 100 unique designs”

It takes a certain amount of courage for a movement called “21st Century Renaissance” to mount an exhibition of art and ideas in Dublin at a time when(...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett: ‘We are against the Harbour Company’s plans to build a cruise ship berth that would destroy the unique aspect of the harbour.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The proposal to build a 435-metre berth for super-sized cruise ships that would practically cut the harbour in half has divided opinion in Dún Laoghai(...)

‘Dún Laoghaire Harbour is seen as a jewel in the crown by most in Dún Laoghaire.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Traditionally Dublin empties during the August Bank Holiday weekend with families departing for the far corners of Ireland and further afield. But thi(...)

 ‘My second suggestion is that walking the pier in Dún Laoghaire becomes one of the top 10 tourist attractions for all visitors to Dublin.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The men that quarried out the granite to build the East and West piers in Dún Laoghaire harbour hardly had cruise ships such as the Titanic in their m(...)

Francis Sheehy Skeffington: murdered by a deranged British officer in April 1916

I don’t know if any ceremonial window-smashing is planned as part of the decade of centenaries, but the organised breaking of windows was indee(...)