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Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly watches a video message from US President Joe Biden at the official opening of the new Hospice in Roscommon on  Friday. Photograph: Conor McKeown

US President Joe Biden has congratulated the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation on the opening of its new centre in Co Roscommon. President Biden tur(...)

Death For Only One (1937) at the home of John Kennedy © Estate of Jack B Yeats

“My soul lies in the arts. In them lies happiness,” were the words of Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), the leading revolutionary whose art collection sold (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney at the Naval Service 75th anniversary in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has paid tribute to the men and women of the Naval Service for their professionalism over the years at a ceremony at Naval Ba(...)

Head curator  Brendan Rooney, director  Sean Rainbird and curator Donal Maguire at the launch of the National Gallery’s newest exhibition, Jack B Yeats: Painting & Memory. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first Olympic medal ever won by a citizen of this State was secured by the artist Jack B Yeats for Swimming, better-known now as The Liffey Swim, (...)

The LÉ William Butler Yeats will escort the errant vessel to port.

The Naval Service has detained a French fishing vessel for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. A Defence Forces spokesperson said the vessel was(...)

 Rujing Guo   in Herbert Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is an ancient Chinese phrase which Rujing Guo uses as her motto: “To grow as a person, you must walk 1,000 miles and read 1,000 books”. Moving (...)

Detail from Jour d’été (Summer’s Day) by Berthe Morisot (1879). National Gallery, London. An audacious theft 65 years ago this month highlighted the controversy over the Hugh Lane bequest.

Claims that there is no such thing as a victimless crime were undermined audaciously by a handful of Irish university students in London 65 years ago (...)

Bluebeard’s Last Wife, Harry Clarke stained glass set in a cabinet by James Hicks – Adam’s (€80,000-€120,000).

From mice to musketeers, the rule of three – omne trium perfectum – suggests that a trio of events is far more satisfying than other numbers. This is (...)

Undated photograph of Maud Gonne. Photograph courtesy of Iseult White

Photographs of Maud Gonne from the family collection will be shown for the first time in a new TV documentary about her relationship with the poet Wil(...)

Dr Corbett is clear that Ireland delivers ‘some of the highest quality obstetric care in the world’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A unique historical perspective honouring the work of Dublin’s Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appeared with the publication of “Ch(...)

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