The items were discovered under the floors of one of the castle's towers during work to install a new lift shaft

A Hidden Hoard

31 Oct Archaeologists have discovered a "perfectly preserved treasure trove" of 17th century artefacts at Rathfarnham Castle in Dublin

John Cassin lived a quiet life after he came home from France, and kept his wartime memories largely to himself

My Grandfather's War

03 Aug Since I was a small child I have always known that my grandfather, John Cassin, served in the First World War, writes RTÉ's Anne Cassin.

Cian's mode of transport and mobile studio rolled into one

Ireland by Bike Series

17 Jul RTÉ's Cian McCormack cycled from Mizen Head to Malin Head, travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way to gauge its impact on tourism and regional development. Listen/read his reports.

The Govt's decision to do a U-turn on the issue of upfront fees for FOI requests has been widely welcomed

Time to look at FOI again

04 Jul The decision of the Government to do a U-turn on the issue of upfront fees for FOI requests has been widely welcomed.

Tourists visit the various NI locations seen on the series

Game of Tours: Game of Thrones and NI

19 Jun Game of Thrones is being seen as something that will give Northern Ireland the wildest exposure it has received outside of politics and the Troubles.

Ataxia Ireland says many people are living in accommodation that is not suitable for their needs

When a house is not a home

12 Jun A charity supporting people with disabilities has raised concerns about the accommodation that some people with a disability are living in while they wait for social housing.

Almost 800 children died at the Bon Secours-run home

Calls for inquiry into Tuam babies scandal

05 Jun There have been increasing calls for an inquiry into the discovery of an unmarked mass grave at a former Catholic Church-run home in Tuam, Co Galway, where almost 800 children died between 1925 and 1961.

Counting of votes at the RDS in Dublin

What next for the parties? Lessons from the RTÉ Exit Poll

25 May As counting in the local elections resumes this morning - and counting in the European elections begins - we now know how we voted; but questions remain over exactly why we voted the way we did - and more importantly, what it means for the future.

Millward Brown poll for the Irish Independent was taken on Tuesday and Wednesday

Poll suggests fall in support for FG, FF

18 May A new opinion poll shows Sinn Féin's Matt Carthy heading the field in Midlands North West Euro constituency followed by Independent TD, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan.