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# national-museum - Friday 6 July, 2018

New legal action against National Museum by employee suspended after sexual harassment reports

Dr Andrew Halpin was suspended from his position as Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities in February 2017.

# national-museum - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Fresh harassment and bullying allegations have emerged at the National Museum

Minister Josepha Madigan’s response to the allegations was labelled “very unsatisfactory” in the Dáil.

# national-museum - Friday 24 November, 2017

Employee suspended by National Museum obsessed with tall women with long legs, court told

Dr Andrew Halpin has sued his employer over his formal suspension from his position as Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities.

# national-museum - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Sinn Féin TD says people need 'Minister Joe Duffy' to get action on harassment and bullying claims

“Why, in 2017, must women use the front pages of newspapers to achieve justice and a workplace free of harassment and bullying?”

# national-museum - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

# national-museum - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge 10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project National Treasures

10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project

Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?

# national-museum - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'Mental health difficulties are still fraught with stigma' - New mural challenges Ireland's attitudes

The mural is the latest work by street artist Joe Caslin.

# national-museum - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'

“Ireland is uniquely positioned to redress the imperialist legacy of Britain.”

# national-museum - Monday 29 May, 2017

In 2014, a quarter of all sick days at the National Museum were stress-related

The National Museum of Ireland has been accused of harbouring a culture of bullying and intimidation.

# national-museum - Saturday 22 April, 2017

A prolonged culture of bullying and stress: What's going on at the National Museum of Ireland?

There are concerns that staff’s complaints aren’t being dealt with comprehensively after the National Museum got an easy pass at committee last week.

# national-museum - Friday 10 March, 2017

Department destroyed report on National Museum management, Dáil hears

Minister Heather Humphreys said that to her knowledge her Department had not received any allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour on the National Museum.

# national-museum - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Report shows 'toxic' culture of bullying at National Museum of Ireland

A new report seen by RTÉ, highlights ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ at the National Museum.

# national-museum - Friday 16 December, 2016

Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad

Immediate structural works are needed at Leinster House, beginning with the senator’s chamber.

# national-museum - Friday 11 November, 2016

Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections

The move, which is expected to cost around €1.5 million, is to accommodate renovations at Leinster House.

# national-museum - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

The National Museum has 'no spare space for vagrant Senators' (according to An Taisce)

A statement from the national trust said the museum “has no spare space for the convenience of vagrant senators”.

# national-museum - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Staff 'weeping' over plans to temporarily rehouse Seanad in wing of National Museum

Refurbishment of the Seanad is expected to take two years.

# national-museum - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.

# national-museum - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Photos: The Irish at War - stories of 21 Irish men and women brought to life

The propaganda posters, letters, guns and even the clothing of the time is on show.

# national-museum - Friday 5 December, 2014

National museums closure threat recedes as minister provides €2m in extra funding

Heather Humphreys acknowledges the institutions are facing “funding challenges”.

# national-museum - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000

A statutory nine-person body is to replace the boards of the National Library and National Museum and Jimmy Deenihan says that it will be more efficient and streamlined.

# national-museum - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

It's been 40 years since we joined the EU, so how did it all happen?

The National Museum in Collins Barracks is running an exhibition to mark the anniversary until 27 June.

# national-museum - Friday 19 April, 2013

Stolen rhino horns were removed from exhibition 'due to risk of theft'

The horns were stolen from the archives in Dublin on Wednesday night by three masked men.

# national-museum - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Rhino heads and horns stolen from Dublin museum archive

National Museum Archives were raided after midnight by masked men who tied up security man.

# national-museum - Saturday 10 November, 2012

The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?

The sign from the former Anglo Irish Bank HQ is vying with a decommissioned AK47 as the object of our times in National Museum poll.

# national-museum - Monday 22 October, 2012

PHOTOS: Inside the vaults at Anglo Irish Bank Peek Inside This post contains images

PHOTOS: Inside the vaults at Anglo Irish Bank

A TV3 camera crew got access to the vaults at the old Anglo HQ on Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Here’s what they saw.

# national-museum - Monday 18 June, 2012

Photos: Ireland’s top 10 attractions revealed Hot Spots This post contains images

Photos: Ireland’s top 10 attractions revealed

Which places around the country drew the most visitors last year? And does this vintage photo give you a clue?

# national-museum - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Cabinet approves plans to scrap up to 3,000 old and obsolete laws

A Bill being prepared by Brendan Howlin will repeal thousands of obsolete laws which were passed before Irish independence.

# national-museum - Monday 15 August, 2011

Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king

The National Museum of Ireland’s head of antiquities says further examination of the human remains would reveal more details about their life and social status.

# national-museum - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Ancient 'bog prayerbook' to go on public display

The Faddan More Psalter – a 1,200-year-old decorated manuscript of “international importance” – is evidence of contact between Ireland and the Mediterranean region over one thousand years ago, say experts.