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Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2018. Photograph: Simon Fowler

Irish theatre put forward its best gender-neutral aspirations last week. Ten leading organisations in Dublin, Cork and Galway got together and announc(...)

Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

Student accommodation crisis - share your story: Are you scrambling to find a place to live for the coming academic year? Are rental price hikes makin(...)

The festival’s street art and spectacle includes Museum of the Moon, a giant moon featuring detailed Nasa imagery of the lunar surface by artist Luke Jerram, at NUI Galway’s Human Biology Building. Photograph: Carl Milner Photography

The Irish summer festivals are well under way, and one of the biggies, Galway International Arts Festival, kicks off two weeks of action on Monday. Th(...)

Seamus Heaney’s children Catherine, Chris and Mick, and the poet’s widow, Marie Heaney at a piece by artist Maser, Don’t Be Afraid. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nearly 15 years since they were last used, the large wooden double doors on Westmoreland Street that lead into a wing of the former Houses of Parliame(...)

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(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Government’s Audiovisual Action Plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has launched a €200 million plan aimed at doubling employment in the audiovisual industry in five years. Ireland will become a global (...)

Diarmuid Gavin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The art of things at NCAD welcome day Here’s an event in Dublin on Saturday 16th that has nothing to do with Bloomsday! The welcome day at the Nation(...)

Ciarán Lawless gave up his full-time job to concentrate on reversing liver disease with a strict diet and exercise regime.

They call it a silent epidemic, and awareness of the risks of fatty liver have only become apparent very recently. Liver disease is regularly associat(...)

 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(...)

 Long-term plans: the National Museum on Dublin’s Kildare Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Museum will on Thursday unveil plans for new ways to stitch the institution into the fabric of Dublin. It hopes to do this by building a(...)

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