Modular housing in Dublin. The term “modular” refers to a structure made off-site and then assembled on-site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The ruse that so-called modular housing is temporary or “emergency” accommodation was well and truly exposed by a Dublin City Council report to electe(...)

Food waste occurs in many ways such as when farmers dump ugly vegetables or supermarkets dump unsold stock

Irish hospitals used to spend a mind-numbing €600,000 on unused salt and pepper sachets.The sachets were supplied with every meal served to patients(...)

The meta-perceptual helmets offer a portal into other organisms’ view of the world. They are now at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Cleary Connolly’s meta-perceptual helmets ingeniously invite us to set aside our preconceptions and to experience things in ways quite different fr(...)

Irish banks are declining debit cards when customers try to use them in the US

Using your debit card in the US? Better tell the bank Last week we carried an item about AIB putting a block on someone’s debit card becau(...)

Plate by Diulio Forte, from ‘Meditation on plates, inspired by Lord Charlemont’s Casino’

The Casino at Marino is a gorgeous puzzle box of a place. Like Doctor Who’s Tardis, it seems much bigger on the inside than out, and it includes all m(...)

From left, Denis Connolly, Pat Shortt and Vincent O’Shea in The Absent Architect

The Absent Architect, an interactive art installation that will be at the Casino Marino through the summer months until October, is the latest in a lo(...)