Minister of State Simon Harris, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys and National Museum director Raghnall Ó Floinn on Thursday. Photograph: Frank Miller

The National Museum of Ireland cannot afford the enhanced security recommended to protect its collection, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Ga(...)

Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Raghnall Ó Floinn emailed staff this morning saying the board had taken no decisions on the introduction of entry charges or closure of facilities in its four museums. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The Board of the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) has said it is considering a number of options to address serious funding challenges.In a statement (...)

George I silver teapot (1723) made in Cork by Thomas Lilly

An exceptionally rare collection of antique Irish silver, valued at €1.75 million, is to be broken up and sold unless the National Museum of Ireland c(...)