Laura Ryan of St Brigid’s National School, Coon, Co Kilkenny was the overall national winner of the competition. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Fun, funky and colourful” are not words generally ascribed to the Easter Rising but they were foremost in the mind of Síle Tavery from the Scoil Mhui(...)

The state of disrepair to the cathedral roof. ‘Refurbishing it will require 12,777 new slates at an average cost of €250 each,’ says Dean Morton. Photograph: St Patrick’s Cathedral

You could drive a “Mini car” through holes in the roof of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dean William Morton says, as it is in such “a perilous stat(...)

The NBDC report confirms short-term, accelerating declines in Irish bee populations

The current status of Irish wildlife “remains precarious”, the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) warns following its latest evaluation of indic(...)

Poet Patrick Kavanagh, who died in 1967.

A further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are being available to the public online from Tuesday. Accessibl(...)

To celebrate UN International Biodiversity Day, the Lord Mayor, Nial Ring and the Director of Eco-Unesco, Elaine Nevin, joined the students of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s to launch Nature in the Park, a new self-guided handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms has been published to celebrate UN In(...)

The Green-Veined White butterfly, now  in moderate decline in Ireland. Photograph: Dr Liam Lysaght.

Most people walking alongside the restored pond on the Castletown estate in Co Kildare would barely notice the tiny purple wildflower beneath their fe(...)

‘National reputation’: Richard III, staged by Druid, whose director, Garry Hynes, pointed out the arts’ contribution to Ireland’s standing

Arts funding should be restored to boom-era levels to compensate for the sector’s lack of resources, a new Oireachtas report suggests. The Arts Matte(...)

Soprano Anne Devin performs strongly on the latest CD from the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

It is extraordinary how laggardly the development of classical music has been in Ireland since the foundation of the state. There was no full-time sym(...)

Arts Council of Ireland: Kevin Rafter succeeds Sheila Pratschke as chair of the agency

Kevin Rafter, head of the school of communications at Dublin City University, has been named the new chairman of the Arts Council of Ireland. Ministe(...)

Seagulls swooping  in Rush, north Co Dublin.  Photograph: Suzanne Connolly

Seaside towns in north Co Dublin are battling against “uncivilised and dangerous” conditions because of the State’s failure to deal with rapidly-growi(...)

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