From left, a digital montage of how architects Donaghy and Dimond envisaged the West Cork Arts Centre; and the centre as it appears now

The new West Cork Arts Centre, called Uillinn, certainly makes its mark on the landscape. A great hulk of weathered Corten steel rises up in the mi(...)

Detail from Thicket by Anthony Lyttle

(...) “pattern” relates to an influential 1977 book on urban architecture, design and community, A Pattern(...)

Patrick Scott and some of his work in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin: ‘At its best, that work possesses a timeless purity and elegance.’ Photography: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...) encountered in art, architecture, design and, not least, life. For, as in the Japanese ritual of the tea(...)

 Bolands Mill at Grand Canal Dock, which figured in the 1916 Rising, was built by the Pim brothers in 1837

The history of Dublin falls into familiar categories, packaged for the convenience of the secondary-school curriculum, popular history and the tourist(...)

Pablo Picasso died, in April 1973, leaving a  fortune estimated at the equivalent of €660 million. Photograph: Getty

When President François Hollande, the crème de la crème of the cultural world and the heirs of the Picasso fortune gathered last weekend to celebrate (...)

Visitors outside the Casino at Marino, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two of Ireland’s leading conservation architects are at loggerheads over the latest renovation of the perfectly proportioned Casino at Marino, whic(...)

The landmark American embassy building in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The landmark American embassy in Ballsbridge will be among many notable Dublin buildings open to the public for an annual celebration of design and ar(...)

The LSE student centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey which is expected to make the RIBA shortlist for its Stirling Prize

Dublin-based architecture practice O’Donnell + Tuomey is widely expected to make the shortlist for the prestigious Stirling Prize to be announced tod(...)

Ken Thompson at his workshop, where he is working on Stations of the Cross that are destined for St Mel’s Cathedral

Dutiful Christians might be surprised to find a mouse carved into one of the scenes depicting the Way of the Cross in Longford’s St Mel’s Cathedral(...)

US Embassy celebrates 50 years in landmark Dublin 4 site 5:12

On May 23rd, 1964 the U.S. Embassy officially opened its new Chancery building on the corner of Eglin Rd and Pembroke Rd in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The(...)