Composer Brian Irvine

The Ark, Dublin ****   This classical concert for children aged four and up is composed by Brian Irvine, with lyrics by John McI(...)

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(...)