08 Eanáir 2015 12:39 i.n. news

Intrigue and egos in a tussle over Irish amphibian fossils in 1866 - Irish Times

The discovery in Kilkenny in 1866 of the oldest amphibians then known led to underhand shenanigans.

07 Eanáir 2015 4:38 i.n. news

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1922 – ‘Ulysses’ James Joyce

James Joyce showed that universal experiences were to be found, not with gods or heroes, but in mundane urban lives.

07 Eanáir 2015 4:29 i.n. news

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1921 – ‘Back to Methuselah' by George Bernard Shaw

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1921 – ‘Back to Methuselah’
Shaw’s vast cycle of plays, a combination of ‘creative evolution’ and satire, predicted that the ‘war to end wars’ would be merely the first in a series of conflicts.

07 Eanáir 2015 4:22 i.n. news

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1920 – ‘The Lobster Fisherman at Dusk’ by Paul Henry

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1920 – ‘The Lobster Fisherman at Dusk’

Paul Henry’s calm portrait captures the challenge Irish artists faced in combining modernism and nationalism .

07 Eanáir 2015 4:17 i.n. news

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 1919 The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919 William Orpen

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1919 – The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919. William Orpen’s great painting is a work of supreme ambivalence, both memorialising and questioning the first World War and what would be a highly problematic peace

07 Eanáir 2015 4:13 i.n. news

Ireland in 100 Artworks - Decoration by Mainie Jellett (1923)

In October 1923 the Irish Times reviewed an art exhibition mounted by the Society of Dublin Painters. The anonymous critic confessed to being puzzled by two paintings by Miss “Maimie” (sic) Jellett: “They are in squares, cubes, odd shapes and clashing colours . . . to me they presented an insoluble puzzle.”

06 Eanáir 2015 4:08 i.n. news

Music historian and excavator of neglected Irish opera Basil Walsh Obituary - Irish Times

Basil Walsh, biographer of composer Michael William Balfe and of singer Catherine Hayes, who has died at the age of 80, was an important researcher, author, lecturer, and broadcaster on the history of opera and classical music in Ireland and of Irish music and opera on the international stage.

06 Eanáir 2015 3:57 i.n. news

O’Sullivan signals philosophy to be taught in schools - The Irish Times

Philosophy is set to become a subject on the school curriculum for the first time under a plan formulated by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to extend reform of the junior cycle.

06 Eanáir 2015 3:52 i.n. news

Philosophy to be taught for the Junior Cert - The

WHAT’S THE MEANING of life? Is our universe real? Do we have free will? These are just some of the questions that Irish teenagers could be contemplating in 2017, when a philosophy course is set to be introduced into the school curriculum at Junior Cert level.

24 Nollaig 2014 10:35 r.n. news

The solstice is a turning point in the year, a good time to reverse heritage cutbacks

Current knowledge of monuments such as Newgrange and Knowth in the Boyne Valley was built on research, benefiting from the Royal Irish Academy’s archaeological research grant scheme.

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