Nick Miller, winner of the Hennessy prize, with his portrait of Barrie Cooke, entitled Last Sitting, at the National Gallery yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:13

The inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Sligo-based painter Nick Miller. He was selected from a shortlist of 12 for his painting (...)

A detail from Cartoonist, City, Winter by Una Sealy

The Royal Hibernian Academy was founded in 1823 and it has experienced some tricky moments in its subsequent history. On occasion, its very survival h(...)