The portrait of Lady Emily FitzGerald was painted by Joshua Reynolds when she was 43.The painting originally hung in the dining room of Carton House, Co Kildare, and is now displayed in Castletown House, formerly home of another sister, Lady Louisa Conolly

Emily FitzGerald, the Duchess of Leinster, has returned to Ireland, after an absence of more than 60 years. Once called the “Queen of Ireland”, she ha(...)

The Houses of the Oireachtas will fund an area for use by the National Museum as a public exhibition space and funds will also be made available for the construction of a lift. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House, the home of Dáil and Seanad Éireann, is the building most synonymous with politics in Ireland. Many who pass by its gates do not rea(...)

Piece by Anita Groener in Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Over the last two years, a number of artists, Irish or with strong Irish links, have participated in Facebook’s artist-in-residence programme and/or m(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

The works are likely to see the Seanad moving for much of 2017, while also closing off the majority of the original Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil and Seanad could be temporarily moved out of Leinster House to allow for substantial renovations and building maintenance which may take up (...)