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Nos 86-89 Upper Leeson Street, which were threatened with demolition in the late 1960s. Photograph: Andy Sheridan

It was the tumbling of perfectly fine Victorian villas on Burlington Road in the late 1960s, to make way for office blocks, that spurred Carmencita He(...)

“We’re hearing some snippy commentary  that the majority of the Take Back the City protestors are young and middle class.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In late 1969, a group of students occupied 45 St Stephen’s Green, then a Georgian building in a poor state of repair. Such was the novelty of this at (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has dismissed criticism of his Judicial Appointments Bill by former minister for justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has dismissed criticism of his Judicial Appointments Bill from former minister for justice Alan Shatter, saying all (...)

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

There’s a wonderful tableau in the new Irish historical film Citizen Lane depicting Hugh Lane’s wildly ambitious vision for Dublin: architect Edwin La(...)

‘Free Travel’ by Martin Gale

Auctioneers de Veres of Kildare Street, Dublin, whose “Irish Art Auction” takes place on Tuesday (April 17th) believe – a mix of hope and expectation (...)

German insurance lobbyist Florian Wimber has joined Insurance Ireland as head of European affairs and international insurance and will be based in its new Brussels office. Photograph: Twitter

Insurance Ireland, the industry representative group, has hired a well-connected German insurance lobbyist to head up its new Brussels office, which t(...)

Phryné, a white marble dated 1868 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Barzaghi £477,000 (about €537,000) at Sotheby’s

Sunday (February 11th) Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath. A collection of photographs from the collection of Lt Charles Howard-Bury. Lot 1,0(...)

 A section of the crowd that turned up to protest against the application  to build 536 residential units on the St Paul’s playing fields at St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hundreds of people turned out in St Anne’s Park in north Dublin to protest against a proposed residential and leisure development near the park. Crek(...)

A glass case of 19th century taxidermy by H Ward of Oxford Street, London. The display, which includes pheasants, partridges and various exotic birds, sold in Ireland in 2017 for €4,200

Tables throughout Ireland are now well rid of plump turkeys for another year, but stuffed birds – and other creatures – of a very different kind are a(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade has called for legislation that would define overcrowding and the remedies to prevent it as legislation covering fire safety, housing, building control and planning all deal with buildings but none address overcrowding directly. Photograph: Tom Honan

New legislation is required to target overcrowding in rented properties, Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer Pat Fleming has said after RTÉ’s und(...)

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