There are several accomplished portrait painters around today to tackle Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s not surprising that most of the portraits of former taoisigh hanging in Leinster House do not scale the heights of artistic excellence. However, (...)

“It’s difficult to be depressed if you’re singing”: The Resistance Choir practises above St Andrew’s Community Centre in Rialto, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

On Tuesday evening 12 people gathered with a guitar, a bass and a cajón box drum at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin, unfurled a stencilled banner (...)