Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

Helen O’Leary and Claire Walsh

What is your average breakfast? Helen: A cup of coffee. Claire: Eggs on toast. When did you last cry? Claire: When I was at EVA in Limerick about t(...)

Designs for a new Garda HQ on Military Road near Heuston Station, Dublin. Source: OPW

Serious concerns were raised by Dublin City Council over plans for a new €80 million Garda command and control centre near Heuston Station and the Iri(...)

Doneraile Wildlife Park: Formerly the Demesne of the St Legers, the park dates from the early Georgian period and covers an area of 166 hectares.

Doneraile Wildlife Park, though it might not have much name-recognition outside of Munster, was listed in the top five “Free-to-Enter” tourist attract(...)

Puppeteer Niamh Lawlor and musician Thomas Johnston perform for children in advance of the Pop Up Picnics in Dublin.

1) Pop Up Picnics – the multi-sensory performances created for families with young children who have complex needs – comes to the Irish Museum of Mode(...)

Fans enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

This is it. Summer has arrived in Ireland and to mark this special event, the Forbidden Fruit Festival has added some sunshine to the line-up. The gro(...)

Brian O’Doherty One Here Now at Sirius Cobh

The galleries at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh have to be some of the most beautiful in Ireland. The arched windows of the former Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

Stephen Brandes, Mick O’Shea and Irene Murphy aka The Domestic Godless challenge your tastebuds at the Solstice

The Food, the Bad & the Ugly – The Domestic Godless Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath Until May 26th solsticeartscentre.ie Cooking up a storm(...)

Artist Brian O'Doherty. Photograph:  George Tatge

The Freedom of Roscommon has been conferred on artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who was born and grew up in Ballag(...)

 Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: George Munday/ Getty Images

We all like to think we live in a great place, but I was delighted to see this week that my Dublin neighbourhood of Kilmainham has been formally recog(...)

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