Josepha Madigan

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Jennifer Walshe: one of the first women to be commissioned under an NCH and Sounding the Feminists scheme

In what way were Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra the laggards of Europe? In respect of granting women the right to vote in national elections, (...)

Abbey Theatre: the letter of protest now has the support of 425 theatre workers. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The first substantial meeting between Abbey Theatre management and theatre professionals is set to take place this afternoon, following January’s unpr(...)

Most of the 3,500 events which occurred to mark the Easter Rising centenary in 2016 were organised by communities overseen by the local authorities. Photograph: Eric Luke

Every local authority in the country is to receive €10,000 each to mark the War of Independence and Civil War. The money is intended to replicate the(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan described the political system as ‘archaic’ and said her job was a ‘sacrifice and a privilege’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has said the pressures of political life meant she could only spend “around five minutes” with her family during (...)

The owners of  almost 900 Beacon South Quarter apartments had hoped to apply for a loan from the Government’s new Home Building Finance Ireland  fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

Owners of almost 900 apartments in south Dublin say they are being shut out of a €750-million Government scheme which had been billed as a potential l(...)

Minister for  Heritage  Josepha Madigan (right) is pictured at the  National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle with Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin, and Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography.

A series of 40 actions to address a biodiversity crisis facing Ireland have been announced by a coalition of Government departments, State agencies, e(...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said millions of  Land Commission records, which date back to the early 1890s, should be released now.

The Government has been urged to to release a “treasure trove” of up to eight million documents of historical and cultural importance as the State goe(...)

Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin and Irish Forum on Natural Capital, Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council with  Josepha Madigan,  Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht at the opening of  Ireland’s first National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Instead of thinking of nature as a problem or “an infinite resource to be exploited”, it should be viewed as “the fundamental stock underpinning every(...)

Irish winters are set to be wetter though the number of storms will decrease, say scientists. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Ireland is facing a temperature rise of at least 3 degrees this century, the National Biodiversity(...)

The decline in Irish native bee and butterfly populations is matching accelerating global declines. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to scale up efforts to address widespread species loss in Ireland and to protect habitats details of which will be announced by the (...)

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