Inaccessibility aside, scholars have another concern: the physical state of older records of the Irish Land Commission

In his brilliant 2005 memoir Booking Passage, Irish-American poet Thomas Lynch included the sub-plot of an epic battle he had to fight on behalf of el(...)

Public worries about “compo culture” scams forcing up the cost of motor and other insurance are nothing new. Photograph: Dave Meehan

All this furious talk of soaring insurance premiums and dodgy whiplash claims really does raise people’s hackles. We might all do ourselves an injury (...)

Enda Kenny, Heather Humphreys and Paschal Donohoe at the Creative Ireland launch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Last week’s announcement of Creative Ireland could be the turning point of the century for arts and culture in this country. In political terms, the a(...)

Perhaps to signal its intent, Fine Gael decided to hold a transition day photocall on the plinth, trotting out its parliamentary party for the cameras. An unusual move. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

There were so many puffed out chests parading around Leinster House yesterday it was like waking up in the middle of a Foghorn Leghorn convention. T(...)

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and  History, Collins Barracks. Photograph: Thinkstock

The National Museum of Ireland is being forced to close galleries and has had to cut back on educational guided tours due to funding cuts and staff r(...)