New sonar images of the Lusitania have been produced by members of the Infomar (Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource) team at the Geological Survey of Ireland and the National Monuments Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 4:01

New seabed imaging of the RMS Lusitania has been released ahead of the centenary of its sinking by torpedo on May 7th, 1915. The sonar images have bee(...)

Opera On The Streets for MusicTown 2015. Maria Kelly, Sylvia O’Brien, Sarah Shine and Rachel Croash promoting the Wide Open Opera show for the festival.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MusicTown festivalThe inaugural festival kicked off in Dublin city on Friday and will run until April 19th. The eclectic programme includes more than (...)

A memoir by Lady Ardilaun includes this photograph of her wearing her ceremonial robes and coronet for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902

Adam’s is temporarily relocating to Slane Castle in Co Meath next week for its sixth annual Country House Collections auction. It is the most inter(...)

Material girl: Eva Rothschild. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In 2012 Eva Rothschild made a film she’d had on her mind for years. It involved leaving a group of 11 boys unsupervised at an exhibition of her sculpt(...)

Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. Photograph: Christie’s Images Ltd

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $80.8 million (€58.9 million) in New York last night. The triptych painting Three Studies for (...)

April 1874. Crowds gather outside Nadar’s studio in the Boulevard des Capucines, lent by the photographer for the first Impressionist exhibitio(...)

A member of Christie’s staff looks at Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucien Freud in London prior to its sale. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

Following the art auction results at Christie’s and Sotheby’s can feel like watching the Olympics before the clampdown on illegal drugs. It’s no fun, (...)

Changing times: photographs from Dublin City Council’s new website bridgesofdublin.ie: O’Connell Bridge in 1905; after Easter Week, 1916; and in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Many a pub quiz has descended into disarray over this question: how many bridges span the River Liffey in Dublin? The answer, according the Dub(...)

September 1913

September 1913, or Romance in Ireland as it was originally titled, was first published in this newspaper a century ago tomorrow. It is meditati(...)

Life’s work: Miss O’Murphy d’après Boucher, from 1976. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

Micheal Farrell died in Cardet, in southern France, in 2000. For a long time he’d fought a cruel, exhausting battle with cancer, showing exceptional e(...)