THE Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, is to reopen on Saturday after extensive refurbishment works that lasted two years. The upgrade, which saw the museum close and some exhibits relocate to Earlsfort Terrace, was originally due for completion in January of this year.
A spokesperson for the OPW said that over €3m has been invested in the upgrade. She said the delay was due to the nature of the work and said it was only when ceilings at the buildings were opened up that the full scale of the work required was known.
The IMMA will showcase a major retrospective of the work of architect Eileen Gray when the doors of the main building open.
TOWN HONOURS RADICAL PRIEST
RADICAL priest Fr Iggy O'Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda, Co Louth, on October 24 following a unanimous vote by councillors.
The Mayor of Drogheda, Cllr Richie Culhane, said the civic recognition honours all the work done by the priest with volunteer bodies and the community while based in the town.
Fr O'Donovan recently moved to Limerick and is taking a sabbatical.
SAVITA REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED
THE long-awaited investigation by the country's patient safety watchdog into the care of Savita Halappanavar before her death will be published today.
The report from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is understood to be strongly critical of the safeguards and monitoring in place at University College Hospital in Galway, where Savita died almost a year ago.