The annual St Patrick’s Day (Weekend? Week?) festivities grind into gear tomorrow morning. We know the man himself wasn’t big on snakes or slavery,(...)

Volunteers  Paul Gay, Elsa Isnard, Aggie Bryla and Philip Kenny  outside the Exchange collective arts centre in Temple Bar, which is being closed down. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was once a shop in west Temple Bar with a €50,000 sofa in its window. Then came the recession, the shop disappeared and the space was filled wit(...)

At Exchange Dublin all decisions are made collectively. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At Exchange Dublin, a free space run by an arts co-operative on Exchange Street in west Temple Bar, all decisions are made collectively. Participants (...)