I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

Grace Jones: The documentary ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami’ is out on Friday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

For two nights in September 2016, it seemed as though there were two types of people in Dublin. Those who were lucky enough to land a ticket to one of(...)

Annesbrook house

Heritage runs deep through the land around Annesbrook House outside Duleek in Co Meath. A Bronze Age burial site was discovered in the early 1900s and(...)

Times past: ‘Speaker’s Clock’ that plays ‘God Save the Queen’ was previously on loan to Leinster House

There was standing room only in the saleroom at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, on Tuesday when Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sold the conte(...)

Interior of Furness House: both the house itself and its contents are for sale

Patrick Guinness, the brewing dynasty heir and president of the Irish Georgian Society, is to sell the contents of his Co Kildare home, the 13-bedroo(...)

One of a number of surviving designs for the front elevation of Leinster House in Dublin by Richard Castle

Lovers of architecture and history will revel in a new summer exhibition opening this week at the Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square. It wi(...)

 Patrick Guinness and Garech Browne  at the unveiling of  the  statue of entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur Guinness in his  home town of Celbridge, Co Kildare, which has been erected by Celbridge Tidy Towns, with the support of Diageo.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane Photography

He came in for some flak last week but yesterday was the real Arthur’s Day, when a statue of Arthur Guinness was unveiled on Celbridge’s main street i(...)

As  the Sunday Independent’s social diarist, Trevor Danker wrote accounts of meeting Frank Sinatra for dinner in New York and of having a beer with the young Ben Dunne.
Obituary: Trevor Danker

Trevor Danker, who has died aged 74, was for many years a social columnist with the Sunday Independent (...)