Custom House Lisbon  by Stephen McKenna

Perspectives of Europe: 1980-2014 Stephen McKenna Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square ****  Stephen McKenna is the con(...)

Castlepalooza music and arts festival takes place until Sunday on the grounds of Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Co Offaly

Beatyard takes place today and tomorrow at Dún Laoghaire harbour from 2pm. A day ticket costs €59 or €95 for the weekend. Described as a seaside ce(...)

Architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens’ most famous unbuilt work in Ireland was his proposal to replace the Ha’penny Bridge with an art gallery for the Hugh Lane collection in 1912

If Edwin Landseer Lutyens had had his way, the Ha’penny bridge wouldn’t exist. When Sir Hugh Lane, who died 100 years ago this year on board the Lu(...)

Sculptures by Gerda Frömel, clockwise from bottom left: Animal (1963), courtesy the artist’s estate; Moon and Hill (1971), courtesy Imma collection; Spear (1973), courtesy Imma collection; Eve (1974), courtesy the artist’s estate; and Head (circa 1967), private collection

There’s often an element of hype involved when an artist is described as “long-neglected” or “rediscovered”, but both terms are entirely justified (...)

The Closing of Mystical Anarchism by Clodagh Emoe. Photograph: Sean Breithaupt

Institutional critique has been a significant strand of contemporary art practice since the 1960s. There’s an element of biting the hand that feeds(...)

Maurice Byrne and Gay Byrne, both of whose fathers served in the first World War, at the Guinness first World War exhibition at the Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin. Gay Byrne opened the exhibition, which is in place for six weeks. Photograph: Jason Clarke

An exhibition relating to Guinness and the first World War was “entirely unique because it is the story of a war seen through the eyes of individual (...)

Frederic William Burton’s the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864, which will be on display for one hour on Valentine’s Day. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

Festival of Russian cultureDublin city will celebrate the coming of spring through the Russian Cultural Festival from Saturday to Sunday, February 22n(...)

Ruth O’Hara, a harpist at the Royal Irish Academy, at the opening of the Harp Festival of Moons, which took place in the house where WB Yeats was born in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The house in Dublin where the poet WB Yeats was born was opened to the public last night for a harp recital to coincide with the first full moon of 2(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at yesterday’s book launch

Suzanne Lynch Ireland and Belgium have a “powerful and historic relationship” stretching back centuries, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday as he lau(...)

A self-portrait by Sarah Cecilia Harrison, 1889. Collection: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Earlier this year I found myself on a cold wet March day in the ruined priory at Holywood, Co Down, placing a bunch of spring flowers on the grave of (...)