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A picture of a broken window at the Centra store in Stepaside after a robbery on Friday. Photograph: Shane Ross via Twitter

Gardaí in south Dublin are investigating a break-in at shop in Stepaside in the early hours of Friday. It is the third burglary of a shop in the area (...)

Michael D Higgins at a ceremony marking the centenary of Armistice Day at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has warned against a new international arms race and the fuelling of wars in the Middle East and Africa, as he led the Sta(...)

Tributes: the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As news of the death of the pioneering composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin spread today, tributes to his music and his influence flowed. Pre(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Presidential candidate Peter Casey, “a man who had no problem kicking an already despised minority in Irish society”.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the elites write off those who voted for Peter Casey as a basket of deplorables, they might consider what part they have played themselves in c(...)

Ciara Ní Cheallacháin’s installation ‘Fallen’ suspended from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photo Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In the summer of 2014, just before the beginning of the centenary of the first World War, the tree of remembrance was installed in St Patrick’s Cathed(...)

The Sounding the Feminists and NCH schemes are designed to present few barriers to entry, while the Arts Council scheme is dizzyingly excessive. Photograph: Aleksandar Georgiev/Getty Images

The National Concert Hall and Sounding the Feminists have announced details of two commissioning schemes. They are both part of the initiative “t(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, RIAM director Deborah Kelleher, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and (front row) Cormac Mac Canna (10), Yikai Zhao (7), Sarah Brazil (10) and Charlotte Croke (11) during Thursday’s announcement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Royal Irish Academy of Music will almost double student numbers after a €20 million transformation of its Dublin campus on Westland Row, to make I(...)

The National Opera House in Wexford has received a €1 million capital grant for ‘updating and refurbishment’ works. File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times.

As the curtain was about to rise on the Wexford Festival Opera on Friday, the Government announced a €1 million capital grant to refurbish a venue tha(...)

Poet Rita Ann Higgins said the west coast was ‘coming down with artistic expertise’   and a team of artists could provide a creative lead which the project urgently needed.

Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins has said her city has left it “too late” to appoint a new artistic director for its controversial European capital of cul(...)

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