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Who ever heard the like? What sort of idiot would believe that a television programme about people watching television programmes would be the least b(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)

The  Ceramic Room in the National Museum of Ireland, which will temporarily house the Seanad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad is meeting on Tuesday for the first time in its temporary new home in the Ceramic Room of the National Museum of Ireland, next door to its (...)

Leinster house. The proposal to relocate Senators during  works caused controversy last year when it was publicly criticised by a former director of the museum, Pat Wallace, who said staff were “weeping” at the prospect

Plans for the refurbishment of Leinster House, and the temporary relocation of the Seanad to the neighbouring National Museum of Ireland–Archaeology, (...)

The proposal to relocate the Seanad (above) to the National Museum had previously involved cutting through the walls of the building to create entrances, but this will not now be necessary. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans for the refurbishment of Leinster House, and the temporary relocation of the Seanad to the neighbouring National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology(...)

Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys: former director of the National Museum Pat Wallace has said this is the second attempt by her to “grab” at the museum. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The Houses of the Oireachtas is prepared to offer the National Museum legal guarantees that it will only house the Seanad for temporary period to all(...)

The National Museum at Kildare Street is Ireland’s showcase to the world for its artistic and cultural heritage stretching back for almost 10,000 year(...)

 The National Museum on  Kildare Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The former director of the National Museum says staff are so upset about the impending arrival of the Seanad to the building that they have been “weep(...)

Court takeover: protesters claimed  repossession courts were ‘not legitimate’ . Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

There were chaotic scenes at Limerick Circuit Civil Court yesterday as anti-eviction protesters took over the court and forced it to abandon hearing 1(...)

The Save Moore Street 2016 campaigners celebrate the High Court verdict designating the street as a national monument. Photograph: Alan Betson

If it wasn’t for the National Graves Association, along with relatives of those involved in the 1916 Rising, the Save 16 Moore Street campaign and som(...)

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