The Arts Council’s plans to change the payment of the cnuas grant, a €17,180 annual stipend paid to 145 of its 246 members, has resulted in a split at Aosdána. Photograph: Istock

One of three members who resigned from the elected committee of Aosdána said she felt she had been unable to put forward her views on the committee ab(...)

A 64-year-old woman who fell at home was dead for between two and three days before she was found, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A 64-year-old woman who fell at home was dead for between two and three days before she was found, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard on Thursday. An inque(...)

The late architect Michael Scott, pictured aged 82 in 1987, founded the ROSC art exhibitions. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

The recent publication of The Poetry of Vision: The ROSC Art Exhibitions 1967-1988, written by Peter Shortt and published by Irish Academic Press, rec(...)

Irish Water logo. A Fianna Fáil Senator has  claimed that Irish Water was a Fine Gael idea.

Irish Water was a Fine Gael idea and Fianna Fáil never made any decisions about creating a water utility while in government, the opposition party has(...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush spoke at the IIEA on Libya’s decent into civil war. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four years on, and Libya is a basket case. Four years ago this week a rising in second city Bengahazi set in train the overthrow of the brutal dictato(...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush at the Institute of International and European Affairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Libya’s former health minister has called for the introduction of martial law in that country and the setting up of a coalition government. Speaking (...)

 Sinn Féin spokesman on social protection, Aengus O’ Snodaigh TD at Leinster House

If they didn’t know it already the challenge facing the Coalition parties in next month’s European and local elections is illustrated in the la(...)

Visitors to Lubiri Palace, home of the Buganda kabaka, or king, in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Michele Sibiloni/The New York Times

Simon Kaheru takes out his smartphone to photograph his breakfast and send the image to his wife. On his plate is a reworking of the Ugandan street(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

THE Irish Times has received 29 nominations for the National Newspapers of Ireland Awards for 2013, more than any other newspaper. The newspaper domin(...)

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