CSI Bog just one of the charms of National Museum visit

Murder mysteries from other millennia and Bronze Age bling make a trip to Kildare St a must for those who like a bit of excitement when it comes to archaeological artefacts and history with a hint of fun, writes Clodagh Finn


Deconstructing Dev: A look at the changing perceptions of the Long Fellow from statesman to spy

On the 40th anniversary of Éamon de Valera’s death, his biographer Ryle Dwyer examines the changing perceptions of the long fellow including why he was called a spy.


Ireland vulnerable to a marked slowdown in the Chinese economy

China has become an integral part of the global economy, and it is a fact that but for the growth in China over the last few years, the global economy would have gone into an even worse meltdown, writes Jim Power

Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke. Syria is the biggest contributor to the migrant crisis.

Migrant crisis finally forcing West to change course on Syria

The US and its partners now realise that a no-fly ‘safe zone’ on Syria’s border will protect its citizens and force Assad to negotiate, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.

North in Crisis: A genuinely serious issue has been exploited by certain parties

Cormac O’Keeffe writes that amid the heat and noise of the last week, trying to determine if — and to what extent — the IRA continues to exist has been like trying to grab a wet bar of soap.

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt and other party members in the Great Hall at Stormont as they announce they are to leave the executive.

Gerry Adams: We’ve had enough of the political posturing

There is no basis for the charges made against Sinn Féin by our political opponents and if this descends into crisis it is a direct result of their stupidity and opportunism, says Gerry Adams.

Ann O'Loughlin: 'I love journalism and I love writing. For me there could not be a greater combination.'

My journey from journalist to author through the five Ws

‘Irish Examiner’ reporter Ann O’Loughlin discusses how she combined the day job with the day-and-night job to write her first novel.

Maire and Ciara McGrath in Elizabeth Fort as part of Cork Heritage Open Day. Nearly 80% offoreign tourists rate 'history and culture' as important in their decision to come here.

Irish tourism: Realising every area’s potential by knowing its limitations

The country is full of areas of cultural and historic interest to visitors but a co-ordinated approached is needed to become successful, writes Liam Mannix of the Heritage Council

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People enjoying a stroll along Lahinch's famous beach.

Irish Tourism Summer 2015 (Special Report): Lahinch is building on ‘surf city’ image

A little over 18 months ago, Lahinch’s infrastructure was battered and bruised by winter storms — but it has been making a strong recovery. Now there are plans to capitalise on the Clare resort’s growing reputation as a watersports destination, writes Gordon Deegan.

Chinese troops practice marching ahead of a military parade on the outskirts of Beijing. While China is anxious to project its strength, economic slowdown raises questions about its future.

Contemplating the future tells tale of ‘two Chinas’

Richard N Haass looks at how the speed of China’s slowdown has brought what the country is and what the future may hold for it into sharp focus, with two very different tales emerging.