Bathing restrictions have been placed on three popular beaches on the Beara Peninsula, Co Cork. Cork County Council placed bathing restriction notic(...)

Ericka Zagorski and Jane Davis from the US enjoy a day on the Ring of Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

You know those tour groups – the ones chattering and laughing loudly and taking over the pavement? Well, that’s not us. Our reserved carriage on th(...)

Ingo Giezendanner exhibit at EVA International 2014. Photograph: Eamonn O’Mahony/Studioworks

Alongside the intriguing and provocative art works at Eva International, Ireland’s major biennial art exhibition, which opened recently in Limerick(...)

Navigating the art world: gallery visitors shouldn’t face bamboozling language. Photograph: Rodney Zandbergs/Lonely Planet/Getty
White cube, white noise

Have you ever wandered into an exhibition and thought, Ah, yes, this really does problematise the aesthetics of space? Do you sit down on a Saturday e(...)

Right, Mary Bracken (18) with artist Rachel Tynan with a book they collaborated on called Colours of Life. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teenage dialysis patient Mary Bracken didn’t quite know what to make of artist Rachel Tynan when she arrived at her hospital bedside one day last year(...)

Gavin Murphy is an artist and curator working as co-director of Pallas Projects & Studios, Dublin. He has exhibited work in Brussels, Berlin and M(...)

Caroline Keeling in the pepper glass house at the company’s  140-acre farm  in St Margarets, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

If you have been tucking into some strawberries and cream during the recent fine weather, there is a one-in-two chance they were Caroline Keeling’s. T(...)

This is not the sun-dappled, money-fuelled majesty of Monaco. It’s Tynagh, a small village near Loughrea, Co Galway. There are no skyscrapers, (...)

Look closely at the hoarding, just at the St Patrick’s end of The Coombe in Dublin, and you’ll see a piece of drainpipe hanging down. Look agai(...)