Christy Burke

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Grafton Street before the street was repaved.  Photo: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Grafton Street will go green on Friday night in a joint celebration of St Patrick and the completion of the street’s repaving scheme.The €4 m(...)

Seton Hall University, New Jersey: made three contributions totalling $28,000

Educational institutions have contributed more than $70,000 to Friends of Sinn Féin since the establishment of the organisation two decades ago, ac(...)

The GAA wants to use council-owned land to create a new main entrance to Croke Park (above, background) from Ballybough Road. The land is currently occupied by part of the Croke Villas estate, a 1960s flat complex on Sackville Avenue (above). File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A deal on a major new development at Croke Park stadium has been agreed between the GAA and Dublin City Council following three years of negotiations.(...)

Numbers 9 and 10 Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans to convert a former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street, opposite the ESB headquarters in Dublin 2, into a homeless hostel, have been approved by Dublin(...)

 Tim Schmalz with his homeless Jesus Statue which is being gifted to Ireland by a benafactor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

On Good Friday, April 3rd, a controversial sculpture known as “Homeless Jesus” will be blessed and consecrated at Christ Church cathedral by the Ver(...)

Sculptor Tim Schmalz displays a scale model of Homeless Jesus while visiting The Irish Times offices in Dublin last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

After a competition among prospective sites, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin has won the Homeless Jesus sculpture for the park in its grounds, gi(...)

 Lord Mayor Christy Burke with previous lord mayors Eibhlin Byrne and Oisín Quinn at the Mansion House event. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It has been 300 years since Dublin’s Mansion House, the home of the city’s Lord Mayor, was bought for a song at just £3,500.Even in today’s money – b(...)

The late Jim Mitchell with Patsy, Ruairí and Sinéad in 1976

Walking up the stone steps and opening the front door of the Mansion House with their own keys is one the most striking memories for the families o(...)

Actor Peter Coonan (left) and artist and former prison inmate Eric Boylan at the launch of the National Prisoner Art Exhibition in City Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Prisoners of recent and not so recent vintage, and at least one fictional inmate, gathered in the rotunda of Dublin’s City Hall last evening to talk (...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

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