Michael Warren’s sculpture Angel Negro, on show  in the dlr LexIcon  in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial sculpture which occupied a prominent site in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, has been returned to the artist in exchange for an alternativ(...)

You would expect an artist’s home to be done up with flair, and a certain sense of taste – both stylish and quirky. At Geraldine O’Neil’s house, on (...)

Playwright and author Aodhan Madden has died aged 67.

The playwright and author Aodhan Madden has died aged 67. A member of Aosdána he was born and raised in Dublin’s North Circular Rd, the third youngest(...)

Former student Declan Kiberd (above)  described Michael Smith as “an audacious Latin teacher who treated every text as written from felt experience and not just as a basis for learning language”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The poet Michael Smith has died in Dublin at the age of 72. As well as his own poetry, most of which is located in the working class Dublin of his ch(...)

Poet Micheal O’Sidheal at home at Trimleston Avenue, Booterstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Being shown around a house by a poet is quite a different experience to viewing it with an estate agent. While the latter tend to talk about square (...)

Cartographer and author Tim Robinson photographed at Roundstone, Co Galway. Photograph: Nicolas Fève

Connemara-based cartographer and writer Tim Robinson is to be honoured for his “unique contribution to Irish literature and landscape” with a series o(...)

‘She called them norths, plural, because they were multiple as demons possessing a soul.” Northern Ireland’s troubled history haunts Gerda McAllist(...)

Writer Dermot Healy who died suddenly at his home in Ballyconnell, Co Sligo, on Sunday night

Many tributes have been paid to writer Dermot Healy who died suddenly at his home in Ballyconnell, Co Sligo, on Sunday night. President Michael(...)

Ulick O’Connor and Anthony Cronin at the Aosdána general assembly at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On Tuesday, Aosdána, an Irish association of artists, met for its annual general assembly at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. It is the only time the(...)

Galway anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy has had a three-month suspended sentence activated after she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A 79-year old feminist, peace activist, film-maker and member of Aosdána has been jailed for three months in Limerick Prison in relation to protests o(...)