Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again: President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the launch of the new exhibition. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, the exhibition based on the Nobel laureate poet’s archive, was today formally opened the new Bank of Ireland Cultural(...)

Our dad the poet: Seamus, Catherine, Mick, Marie and Chris Heaney in the 1970s. Photograph © Bobbie Hanvey; courtesy National Library of Ireland

Five years after the jolt of Seamus Heaney’s unexpected death we are back at a moment. Back with Heaney, whose poems resonate with the rhythm of the l(...)

 The Natural History Museum: the €85 million investment is part of a 15-year cultural plan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Museum of Ireland is the custodian of “four million objects, give or take a million, depending on how you count insects and postage stamp(...)

Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill on Skellig Michael in a scene from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Photograph: Lucasfilm

Investment of €200 million in screen production over the next 10 years will aim to build on Ireland’s growing reputation as a centre for international(...)

 Members of the Citizens’ Assembly casting their vote at its final meeting on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There was shouting and screaming. The sounds were shrill. It was Saturday, just passed. I was lying in my bed with the hangover of a 12-hour migraine(...)

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín, chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Arts and Heritage: estimated €1.5-€1.8 million had been spent, including on legal settlements and consultant reports, at the National Museum.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Human resource issues at the National Museum of Ireland cost it and the State “in terms of reputation and financially”, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

White House adviser Steve Bannon listens as Donald Trump addresses business leaders at a White House meeting on January 23th. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The old cliche “the customer is king” is about to be tested as never before. All over the world there is a growing and concerted pushback from consume(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín accused her of building a paper wall between herself and the National Museum of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The National Museum of Ireland has been described as dysfunctional and hampered by 15 years of HR crises that have cost the State “massive money”. S(...)

The OPW considered moving the Seanad to, among other venues, Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Public Works (OPW) contemplated moving the Seanad to the Mansion House, Trinity College and the RDS before opting to go next door to th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny launching Creative Ireland: his speech included affirmation of the importance of culture in creating a successful, vibrant, cohesive society in a world where those values seem increasingly under threat. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny was 45 minutes late for his appointment in the National Gallery. “Not the first time Fine Gael has been late when it comes to culture,” gru(...)

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