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Archaeological assistants uncover the fosse of the medieval Carrickmines Castle at Carrickmines, Co Dublin, in 2002. Photograph: Joe St Leger

According to the legal definition, there are five alternative criteria under which a monument qualifies as a national monument. Defying alphabetical o(...)

Incoming AIB chief executive Colin Hunt: Former political adviser will not there is little will to improve bankers’ pay. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As a former Government adviser, AIB’s incoming chief executive Colin Hunt shouldn’t need to have the political landscape explained to him when it come(...)

David Agler: has been in situ at Wexford since 2005 but  will retire after the 2019 festival. Photograph: David Sleator

Wexford Festival Opera is the granddaddy of Irish arts festivals. It was first held in 1951, making it three years older than the Cork International C(...)

Journalist Kevin Cullen has been suspended from the Boston Globe for three months. Photograph: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Prominent Irish-American journalist Kevin Cullen has been suspended from the Boston Globe for three months, following an investigation into his report(...)

A performance of Thomas Adès’s ‘Powder Her Face’

There is history in the Irish National Opera’s name, and that history tells a lot about the troubled history of opera in Ireland.  The first Iri(...)

Gavan Ring, Jennifer Davis, Fergus Sheil, performing with the RTÉNSO.  Photograph: Ste Murray

The new Irish National Opera company presented itself to the world last week. In its first year the company will present seven productions with a tota(...)

Maria McGrann, soprano, with pianist Aoife O’Sullivan, at the Opera Marathon in City Hall Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“If opera was a cake, for the middle there’d be some jam or something so there was always a part on the inside that gets you.” Children giving their v(...)

Since the Red and Green lines opened in 2004, they have been extended three times. Photograph: Getty Images

The success of the first two Luas lines with their mostly reliable journey times and the positive impact on property prices led to a clamour(...)

The  Luas Cross City on College Green passing Trinity College en-route to Nassau Street. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Almost 70 years since tram tracks were ripped up from the Dublin city’s streets, and more than 13 years since trams made their return to the capital, (...)

Peter OReilly, Benjamin Russell and Christopher Cull in    Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

Opera in the cinema may be all the rage. But opera on television has a much longer history, dating back to the earliest days of the medium in the 1930(...)

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