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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said it is important that Pope Francis addresses the issue of abuse when he visits Ireland later this year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has said it is important that Pope Francis addresses the issue of abuse when he visits Ireland later this year. In (...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

Photographic Genius Award: Fianna Fail’s Waterford TD Mary Butler got 31 colleagues, mostly TDs, to pose together for a photograph on Merrion Square to signal support for the No campaign in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

Politician of the season Simon Harris won plaudits from all sides of the Yes campaign for his handling of the abortion referendum campaign. The Mini(...)

It is believed to have been built 500 years after Newgrange. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The henge discovered near Newgrange, Co Meath last week may be astronomically aligned. Anthony Murphy, who discovered the henge, confirmed on Friday (...)

Large ensemble cast: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Audiovisual Action Plan in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There’s a tradition in Britain that whenever a politician inherits the culture portfolio, any past utterance they have ever made about their cultural (...)

Dr Clíodhna Ní  Lionáin, Devenish’s lead archaeologist at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A 5,500-year-old passage tomb uncovered at Dowth Hall in the heart of the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage site in Co Meath is “the most significant megal(...)

Archaeologists have discovered more “extremely significant” sites at the world-famous Brú na Bóinne prehistoric complex in Co Meath. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Archaeologists have discovered more “extremely significant” sites at the world-famous Brú na Bóinne prehistoric complex in Co Meath as a result of dro(...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

The Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan with Garry Hynes, Druid Theatre at the launch of the  gender policies of 10 Irish theatre organisations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre has made dramatic strides in increasing the number of women employed over the past two years, according to a gender equality report i(...)

Fr Tony Coote, who has motor neuron disease. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At 9.30am on Tuesday, Fr Tony Coote (54) will set off from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, on a marathon fundraising journey that, all going well, will see h(...)

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