A new space at the National Museum of Ireland where the best of Irish antiquities are on display.

Some of Ireland's greatest national treasures including the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch, the Cross of Cong and the Derrynaflan Chalice are being put on show to the public.

Brendan O'Riordan, Director of the National Museum describes the work at the new Treasury Gallery and the production of text panels and associated brochures. The public will have to pay an admission charge to the new exhibition space. Brendan O'Riordan says,

The problem is all of these improvements have to be paid for there is in fact a free day for people on Tuesdays.

Ted Nealon Minster of Sate with responsibility for Arts and Culture explains the expansion of the museum was possible as space became available at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on the 23 September 1986. The reporter is Conor Fennell.