James Hoban

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US house speaker Paul Ryan: has been invited to visit Ireland next January for the centenary of the first sitting of the Dáil. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Part of the job of Irish embassies is to host visiting delegations from the Oireachtas as they pass through the US capital. This week was particularl(...)

An inquest has taken place in Carrick-on-Shannon into the deaths of Alexandra  Dunne and Frank Dunne. Photograph: Facebook

An open verdict was recorded at the inquest into the deaths of a couple who drowned in the river Shannon, in Co Leitrim, during a holiday earlier this(...)

US president Donald Trump with Taoiseach Enda Kenny after Trump’s remarks to a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The queue snaked around the corner of 15th Street at the southeast entrance to the White House. In the bright, glistening air of the bitterly cold M(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

A view of the old Belcamp Hall on  Malahide Road, north Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Historic Belcamp Hall in north Dublin is to be converted into apartments after Fingal County Council granted planning permission to develop the site. (...)

 Eileen Gray’s modernist  home, E-1027, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the South of France, which features murals by Le Corbusier

While the Irish have a reputation for travelling the world, so too does our culture. Beyond the ubiquitous Irish pub, with its varying degrees of aut(...)

Viewings will be busy at 6 Old Mount Pleasant and not just with potential buyers. Architecture students, design history buffs and Georgian enthusiasts(...)

Denis Bergin on graduation day in 1966 with his parents Richard and Mary.

On a recent Sunday, some 40 elderly men gathered to mark 50 years since graduation. The Maynooth Class of 1966. Back in September 1963, dressed in uni(...)

Members of Dublin Fire Brigade attend a fire at  Belcamp College on Friday. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were called to Belcamp College on the Malahide Road in Co Dublin on Friday morning to attend a fire on the prem(...)

 Rhona Murray family historian geneologist with ancestry.ie – the world’s largest online family history resource. Photograph: Maxwells

Ten million historic Irish Catholic records dating from the Cromwellian era to the first World War, including baptismal, marriage and death records, w(...)