The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minster for Culture Josepha Madigan, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport at the inaugural Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell

National cultural institutions and infrastructure such as the National Library and Abbey Theatre can expect to see their biggest capital investment si(...)

There is no bad way to see the Skelligs, any angle you approach them from demonstrates their sheer absurdity, but doing so from the air is exhilarating, awe-inspiring and ridiculously opulent. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

“And down there is where Rey met Luke Skywalker for the first time,” says Naoise Barry of Aerial Adventure over the roar of the helicopter’s engine. W(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Ralph Fiennes in ‘My Astonishing Self’

My Astonishing Self (RTÉ1, Wednesday, 9.35pm) is a documentary about the many transformations of George Bernard Shaw, began with the long and slender (...)

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The actor Gabriel Byrne has spoken out about the climate of sexual harassment he encountered while working in RTÉ during the 1970s. In an interview (...)

A view of Lake Geneva entitled ‘Evening, Montreux’ by Sir John Lavery

A view of Lake Geneva entitled Evening, Montreux by Sir John Lavery is the top lot in Whyte’s art sale in the RDS on Monday evening, November 27th. Th(...)

The increase will  be used to begin the planning process for the replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel LÉ Eithne (above, on a rescue operation in the Mediterranean) with a new multi-role ship. Photographs: Irish Defence Forces

The replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel and several of the Air Corps’ aircraft are provided for in the defence allocation for Budget 20(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Meeting Place statue on Liffey Street, Dublin, which is part of the Talking Statues initiative. Photograph: talkingstatuesdublin.ie

James Joyce is sometimes mistaken for Charlie Chaplin. Sometimes he’s mistaken for a spray-painted mime artist. Passers-by stop and wait for him to cl(...)

Out of the corner of her mouth, she goes, “I will never, ever forgive you for this, Ross.”

The old dear looks confused. She’s like, “Where are you taking me?” Or maybe she’s just hammered. There’s a hum off her breath that could put a hole (...)

Don’t forget physical exercise – just 15 minutes every day can help your mental fitness

What is fitness? It is something of an all-encompassing term, one with a plethora of different definitions. Personally, it comes down to what a Nazi-e(...)

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