The OPW earlier this year sought planning permission to refurbish Rose Cottage in the Phoenix Park for  use as a short-term holiday rental. Photograph: James Forde

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has scrapped plans to use a building in the Phoenix Park, formerly the home of the head deer keeper, for holiday acco(...)

Rory Guthrie of de Veres in front of a Donald Teskey rental at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

While many Irish banks were forced to sell their art collections during the economic downturn, the Central Bank of Ireland still retains a collection (...)

The OPW  said while the ancient monuments themselves are not being affected, the visitor centre is “struggling to cope with the demand”, especially on busy days during the summer. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of annual visitors to a 6th century monastery in Co Offaly is approximately double what it was designed to handle, putting the site and its(...)

Official opening of Kevin Street Garda station in August 2018: building was finished to a high specification. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A row has broken out between the Office of Public Works (OPW) and a major builder over extra costs at the €28 million Kevin Street Garda station in Du(...)

Sheena Culloo outside her Clarendon Drive home in Donegal town with some of the furniture and equipment destroyed by the flooding. Photograph: North West Newspix

A Donegal woman whose home was devastated by floods brought by Storm Lorenzo says she can’t bear to think about what the future will bring. Sheena Cu(...)

Diamond aigrette hairpiece, which also becomes a pendant, Made by Elenton Jewellers c1910, available from JW Weldon €4,500.

Shagreen, the granular material often mistaken for leather, but actually the untanned skin of sharks and stingrays, has lent its subtle beauty to toil(...)

The vacant site at Church Street-Hammond Lane in Dublin. Over 10 years ago it was designated for a new family law and children’s court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One of Dublin’s most notorious and long-standing vacant plots of land, earmarked for a courts development for more than a decade, could be subject to (...)

The Countess of Dunraven will present this Death Mask of Daniel O’Connell to the OPW at Derrynane House  on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Landers

The death mask of Daniel O’ Connell is due to be presented to the Office of Public Works (OPW)on Saturday by the Countess of Dunraven at the ancestral(...)

Temporary gates at the North Circular Road entrance to the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Historic gates of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, removed last year for the final Mass of the World Meeting of Families, have yet to be restored almost one yea(...)

Some of Ireland’s best-known heritage sites – such as Kilmainham Gaol, above, and Muckross House – have been told to remove visitor books due to concerns they breach EU privacy and data protection rules. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of Ireland’s best known heritage sites – such as Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Muckross House – have been ordered to remove visitor books du(...)

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