Avondale in Co Wicklow: Coillte is interested in  proposals from possible private sector partners for its assets, including Avondale, the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Coillte, which yesterday reported a 63 per cent rise in profits, is to hold talks with the Parnell Society and local politicians about a possible tour(...)

 Katherine Nolan performing at Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol on Saturday. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kilmainham Gaol has opened its doors to the public as a performance space. The picturesque setting of the East Wing of the jail resonated to the ang(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)

Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Coillte Forest in the Dublin Mountains: the restructuring plan is designed to free up €60 million of annual cashflow within five years

Management at Coillte, the State-owned forestry company, has completed a strategic review of the business, and is implementing a restructuring plan de(...)

In a statement Dublin City Council said it had had an arrangement with the bank for the temporary erection of the banner.

A contentious 1916 commemorative banner, featuring three politicians who died before the Rising and one who opposed the rebellion, has been removed fr(...)

Dublin City Council had offered to remove the controversial banner at College Green, but councillors failed to  meet deadline for vote on issue

Dublin City Council has offered to immediately remove a controversial banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and J(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina examining a stone crown, originally from the Royal coat of arms, at the opening of the new Kilmainham Gaol Visitor Centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ireland must continue to build a nation “rooted in courage, vision and a profound spirit of generous humanity”, President Michael D Higgins has said. (...)

The whiskey was distilled at the long-gone Bandon Distillery in west Cork

A bottle of 1916 whiskey with a blessing from a priest and bottled on Nun’s Island is expected to sell for more than €15,000 when it goes under the ha(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

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