From a design perspective, a remarkable aspect of the objects depicted is how little they have changed for more than a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The new documentary Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village portrays Knock in Co Mayo through a host of characters involved in the life of “Irela(...)

The lobby of the Imperial Hotel, Cork, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Photograph: Flynn Hotels

Napoleon was settling into his first full year of exile on St Helena, Rossini’s Barber of Seville premiered in Rome and in Cork a group of merchants s(...)

Molly Malone is being kept on display because of her draw as a tourist attraction but several other historic features are also in the process of being moved to make way for the Luas line. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s barrow will once more be wheeled through Dublin’s streets this week but the famous fishmonger won’t be in control as she and her(...)

The Molly Malone statue on Grafton Street in Dublin, due to be moved to facilitate the development of the cross-city Luas link. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some of Dublin’s most familiar monuments, including the Molly Malone statue at the bottom of Grafton Street, are soon to be on the move to make way fo(...)