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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# National Museum

All time
# media reports
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.
# workplace bullying
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.
# High Court
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
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?”
# new home
Senators are back today, and they have some new digs
The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.
# 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?
# the volunteers
'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 treasures
Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'
“Ireland is uniquely positioned to redress the imperialist legacy of Britain.”
# bullying allegations
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.
# Mental Health
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.
# protected disclosure
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.
# Complaints
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.
# on the menu
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.
# renovations
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.
# vagrant senators
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”.
# relocation relocation
Staff 'weeping' over plans to temporarily rehouse Seanad in wing of National Museum
Refurbishment of the Seanad is expected to take two years.
A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach
Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.
# recovered voices
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.
# admission fees
National museums closure threat recedes as minister provides €2m in extra funding
Heather Humphreys acknowledges the institutions are facing “funding challenges”.
# Boards
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.
# European Union
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.
# rhino robbery
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.
# rhino robbery
Rhino heads and horns stolen from Dublin museum archive
National Museum Archives were raided after midnight by masked men who tied up security man.
# sign of our times
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.
# peek inside
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.
# hot spots
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?
# Law and Order
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.
# Bog Body
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.
# manuscript
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.