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# Culture Magazine
Best in snow: Kick-off the festive season at Ireland's finest Christmas markets
‘Tis the season to be Christmas shopping: a guide to Ireland’s unmissable festive markets
# disclosures tribunal
Former Garda sergeant got sick from stress on first day back after making bullying complaint
The tribunal heard from a retired Garda Sergeant who complained that the proper investigation of a child sexual assault allegation was prevented by a superintendent.
# disclosures tribunal
Garda speaks of 'menacing' reports that 'there was a hit out' for him after Baiba Saulite murder
Ms Saulite, a mother-of-two, was shot outside her home in Swords, Co Dublin in November 2006.
# 100 years
Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle
Michael Collins and other members of the provisional Government took over Dublin Castle from the British 100 years ago today.
# Micheál Martin
Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.
# 100 years on
Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.
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# Stardust fire
Fresh Stardust inquests confirmed to take place in Dublin Castle early next year
A dedicated website in relation to the new inquests has now been set up with the pre-inquest hearing due to commence in September.
# Dublin Castle
NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions
The council, one of the bodies set up under the Belfast Agreement, will meet in Dublin today for the first time since 2016.
# seanad election
Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad
Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.
# new taoiseach vote
Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote
The Covid-19 outbreak means the full contingent of TDs are not allowed sit in Leinster House.
# Dublin Castle
Fianna Fáil mayors accepted invitations to controversial RIC event before later criticising it
The commemoration was cancelled by the government after it proved controversial last month.
# Garda Nicholas Keogh
Garda whistleblower had pay incorrectly cut despite sick certs, tribunal hears
The tribunal is investigating if Garda Nicholas Keogh was targeted after he made his protected disclosure on 8 May 2014.
# Dublin Castle
An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries
The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.
# Gender Equality
'It's up to people how they define themselves': Citizens' Assembly to examine gender in LGBT community
The chair of the assembly said gender equality was an issue affecting members of the LGBT community.
# Dublin Castle
The first meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on gender equality is happening today
It will be the fifth assembly to convene since its establishment back in July 2016.
# Dublin Castle
Dublin City Council votes to boycott RIC commemoration service
The motion described the event planned to be held in Dublin Castle on 17 January as “obscene”.
# Garda Whistleblower
Disclosures tribunal: 'Appalling' idea to hold investigating interviews in station both whistleblower and accused garda worked
The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of garda Nicholas Keogh.
Michael D Higgins has been sworn in for a second term as President of Ireland
He promised to be President for all – and noted he had a huge mandate to deliver his vision over the next seven years.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# arlene says no
Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans
The DUP leader says she ‘regretfully’ can’t attend the event.
# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
President Higgins unveils plaque at Dublin Castle where an Irish suffragette smashed a window
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, which aimed to ensure that women got the right to vote as part of the Home Rule Bill.
# Smear campaign
The 'whispering campaign' and the 'Grudge' Tribunal: Where did these McCabe rumours come from?
The judge said that journalists contradicting one another is “none of his business” on a busy week at Dublin Castle.
# Dublin Castle
There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened
There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.
# count day
Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens
In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.
# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
"Votes for women!": Suffragette's granddaughter returns to smash windows at Dublin Castle
The historic window smashing by suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was reenacted to mark 100 years since legislation was passed that gave Irish women the right to vote.
# Dublin City Council
Dublin Castle could get a blue plaque where an Irish suffragette smashed a window
Dublin City Council are to make a decision on the proposal submitted by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s granddaughter by the end of the month.
# Dublin Castle
You may have heard of his famous Library - but just who was Chester Beatty?
It’s a well-known stop in the tourist trail – but how much do you know about the man himself?
# martin luther's letters
Extremely rare manuscripts unveiled at Chester Beatty Library for 500th anniversary of the Reformation
A number of letters from Protestant reformer Martin Luther are now on display.
# dracula
From mummified bodies to a civil service desk job, this was Bram Stoker's Dublin
We explored the connections the author of Dracula has to Ireland’s capital.
# History
Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland
The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.
# disclosures tribunal
Garda Keith Harrison accused of making 'a series of incorrect allegations' about Tusla
Garda Harrison was cross-examined by counsel for Tusla today.
# greatest hardship
Brian Cowen says he 'deeply regrets' the number of jobs lost during the recession
Despite this, however, the former Taoiseach defended his government’s policies in the downturn.
# Dublin Castle
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate
Academics at the Dublin Castle ceremony reflected on a political career that encompassed four ministries and a premiership.
# disclosures tribunal
Maurice McCabe was 'bullied and called a rat on social media', tribunal hears
McCabe’s barrister said he was the subject of “a good deal of hostility and enmity from certain sources in the Cavan-Monaghan division”.
# policing authority
'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal
O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.
# Making Friends
Joe Biden has taken time out from his Irish visit to have a go at Trump
The US Vice President gave a key speech at Dublin Castle today on the fourth day of his visit.
# emergency situation
Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today
The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.
# The Test
Leo Varadkar has called for an increase in HIV testing in Ireland
With the number of new positive test cases on the increase HIV Ireland has echoed the health minister’s words.
# death and coffee
The death café is coming to Dublin
Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.
# In pics
All the colours of the rainbow: The day Ireland made history
Ireland said yes!