Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon said the museum Portland stone steps were shiny and slippy and 70-year old Warren Baldwin who ruptured a leg tendon suffered significant trauma, discomfort, inconvenience, expense and upset.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
The summer holidays are upon us with eight weeks of freedom as far as school kids are concerned but for parents two long months that need to be filled with activities and entertainment.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
Kids will be hooked by salmon event, says
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
A magnificent 17th country home set in one of Ireland’s most visited parks is set to open to the public tomorrow for the first time in half a century.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
Warren Baldwin was in Dublin on the trip of a lifetime to Europe with his wife Tanya when the accident happened, tearing a tendon on his right leg.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
A miniature Bronze Age axe has been recovered in Co Limerick by Gardaí and the National Museum of Ireland.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
A report on burial practices at Ireland’s main mother and baby homes has been described as “substantial” and will be published once survivors groups have been briefed.
Mon, 01 Apr, 2019
A design retrospective informed by transatlantic journeys, serendipitous meetings, recession, and a whole host of plot twists launches next week at the National Museum of Ireland, writes
Sat, 24 Nov, 2018
When Donna Gilligan tried to track down surviving objects and images from the Irish suffrage movement, there was little to be found. It’s another example of women’s history being excluded from the national narrative, she tells
Fri, 02 Nov, 2018
In this decade of centenaries, it is important that the National Museum of Ireland mark the centenary of the Spanish Flu outbreak that swept Ireland during 1918 and 1919.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
offers consumer advice on planning holidays.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2018
The everyday homes and utensils of our Viking ancestors have been brought to life as archaeological artefacts from Cork’s early medieval city go on public display.
Thu, 24 May, 2018
The New York sale of a 1917 nude painting by Amadeo Modigliani is believed to have earned horse stud owner John Magnier close to €120m.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
explores the ever-evolving Irish design collection at the National Museum of Ireland.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
It is one of the most significant projects to be undertaken in the State, yet the Cork events centre only gets a mention in Project Ireland 2040.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
A hillwalker’s chance discovery of bones in a Mayo mountain chamber has led to the identification of ancient rituals carried out more than 4,500 years ago.
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018
Some €1.6m has been earmarked for the refurbishment of a historic house in Cork, on the site of one of Ireland’s top free visitor attractions.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
A unique collection of ex-Taoiseach and GAA legend Jack Lynch’s personal, political and sporting belongings is available for close inspection in his native Cork for the first time.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Record numbers are visiting the country’s leading tourist attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Cliffs of Moher.
Tue, 06 Jun, 2017
Some Australians refuse to believe in this, almost mythical, creature’s demise, writes
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017
It’s unseemly to view the artefacts of the past on display at the NMI when staff are being harassed in the present. Complaints have been ignored by the Department of the Arts, writes.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
It is heartening to see the spirit of that ‘Don’t Turf it Out’ campaign still endures. At least some of the 100-year-old papers, photographs and documents that might have ended up in skips have been preserved, writes
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
The famed Honan Chapel in University College Cork is set to celebrate its 100th year.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016
The former director of the National Museum is furious that the Seanad is to move into the building while staff are so anxious they have been “weeping”.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
Eoghan Clonan, 13, has to lie on the ground of the Natural History Museum so his father Tom can carry his wheelchair up to the first floor, because there is no lift in this national building.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
A cast iron toffee axe — normally used to break up large slabs of toffee in confectioner shops — became a weapon in the hands of a looter in O’Connell St.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Humans lived in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than was previously thought.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
The two salvaged anchors from the 1916 German gun-running ship, the Aud, will be ready for permanent public display within weeks.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2016
Until 1916, this half brick formed part of the wall at Portobello Barracks, now Cathal Brugha Barracks, in Rathmines.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
A pair of incredibly rare Kinsale silver trefid spoons which Weldons will bring to the National Antiques and Vintage Fair in Limerick.
Sat, 05 Mar, 2016
This cricket bat was on display in the front window of Elvery’s when it became an early casualty of the violence that erupted in Dublin’s Sackville St, now O’Connell St, on Easter Monday, 1916.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
The announcement that the State has finally purchased the derelict 1916 National Monument at 14 to 17 Moore Street, greeted by some as a giant leap forward, raises serious and fundamental questions that need now to be addressed in the public interest:
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015
The Comptroller and Auditor General has found 173 items from the State’s art collection have been identified as missing — including 44 from the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2015
Payouts to visitors who were injured when a staircase collapsed in the so-called Dead Zoo are set to cost the taxpayer more than €905,000.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
Conservationists are pleading for emergency action to stop destruction of the country’s oldest known bog road.
Sun, 30 Aug, 2015
THERE may still be a few dinosaurs in Leinster House but, thanks to the vision and purpose of Lawrence Dundas, third Earl and first marquess of Zetland, mayor of Richmond in Yorkshire and Knight of the Thistle, remnants of the real things have enjoyed more tranquil surroundings for the past 125 years.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
The Guinness Storehouse, the Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin Zoo had more than 1m visitors each last year as some of the country’s top attractions showed rising interest.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
An Irish stained-glass artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and whose commissions include a stained-glass window for a theatre in New York, has lost most of his life’s work following a catastrophic studio fire.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
EVERY two years the Design and Craft Council of Ireland, in consultation with an advisory panel drawn from the design world, compiles a publication called PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection in which they feature Irish designers and craft makers they deem to have made the most significant impact internationally in the previous 24 months.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015
Jeweller Michael Wall has come up with a gem of an idea to donate a sizeable number of precious stones to the National Museum of Ireland.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
The hell of Gallipoli has inspired the latest drama from Anu, writes .
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
An extremely rare and early Cork silver mug which turned up in a job lot at a New York auction house in December was bought for $6,500 by the Irish silver dealer William Crofton of L and W Duvallier, now based at the London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane.
Sat, 03 Jan, 2015