Patricia Burke Brogan at the sculpture by Mick Wilkins to the Magdalene women at Forster Street in Galway city early last year. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Patricia Burke Brogan didn’t expect to be on any invitation list during the Taoiseach’s speedy sprint around Galway 10 days ago. With school-opening,(...)

Couturier art sale

Danish-born Ib Jorgensen – the couturier-turned-art-dealer – was one of Ireland’s most renowned fashion designers in the 1970s and 1980s. He came t(...)

Ken Ryan and William Malone from The Abbey Stained Glass Studios giving The Harry Clarke Studios windows their final inspection before being reinstalled in the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary Convent in Cavan.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

They like cooking at The Abbey Stained Glass in old Kilmainham. Not food but glass, stained glass. In two massive ovens, one a baker’s oven salvage(...)

Detail from `Girl in an Orchard (Under the Apple Blossom)` by Maria Dorothy Webb

After one of the busiest auction seasons in years, Adam’s is pausing for summer and its St Stephen’s Green saleroom is hosting the traditional loan(...)

Members of Loughrea Arts, Recreation and Culture  at the boarded up Loughrea Town Hall. From front: Fiona Keane of the East Galway Youth Theatre with her daughter Orlagh and son Adam, John Kelly of the Seumas O’Kelly Players (as Lord Lascelles), Mary Davison of Loughrea Active Retirement, and John Creaven of the Seumas O’Kelly Players. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Musician Tony Callanan might not have too much in common with Toto, the Sicilian boy who forged a close bond with projectionist Alfredo in Giuseppe T(...)

At the launch of the Hennessy/National Gallery of Ireland inaugural  portrait prize, from left: judges Donald Teskey, Janet McLean, Cristín Leach Hugh and Dr Declan Long. The portraits shown   are Evie Hone by Hilda van Stockum  and Seamus Heaney by Jackie Nickerson. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Hennessy Portrait Prize, aimed at raising the public profile of contemporary portraiture, has been launched b(...)

William O Flaherty, Palmerstown, Dublin pictured during the Dublin Toy & Train Fair in 2002. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Careers Zoo Record numbers are expected to attend the Career Zoo, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin from 10am to 5pm tomorro(...)

Fr Seán Farragher: filled his filled his years working as a priest, teacher, writer, historian and student of fine arts.

Seán Farragher, who has died aged 91, was a true Renaissance man. He filled his filled his years working as a priest, a teacher, a writer and historia(...)

 Galway City Museum director Eithne Verling during the installation of the Evie Hone exhibition at the museum. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Four months after the work of Irish artist Evie Hone was targeted in a theft from a south Galway church, much of her work for that Stations of the Cro(...)

Ken Ryan of Abbey Stained Glass. “We’re in a very specific niche and our business will never be huge. But there is no reason for it not to survive”

For the last 70 years the Abbey Stained Glass Company has been run by three generations of the Ryan family. This era is now coming to an end: there ar(...)