Models wear creations for Dries van Noten’s ready-to-wear autumn/winter collection. Photograph: AP

Paris fashion week opened yesterday, the hottest tickets being for the first major show, that of designer Dries Van Noten staged in the gilded (...)

Eric Pearce with artist Patrick Scott following their civil partnership ceremony last October. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The artist Patrick Scott died yesterday on the eve of the opening of a retrospective exhibition of his work at th(...)

Yvonne Farrell (left) and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Photographs: Alice Clancy and James Harris/Royal Academy of Arts London

How do you feel? Does the space you are in have an impact on that? “It’s such an enormous question,” says Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, sittin(...)

At the opening concert in ‘Eileen Gray and Music in the City of Life’ at Imma on Sunday, there was no date of birth or death, no mention of Eileen Gray’s taste in music or her connections with composers or performers

Three concerts in one week had me thinking about musical vacuums, not because of the music on offer or the way it was played, but because of the way i(...)

‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ by Francis Bacon which sold for a world record $142.4m during Christie’s art sale in New York. Photograph: Christie’s Images via Getty Images

There is a certain logic to the fact that Francis Bacon’s 1969 painting Three Studies of Lucian Freud broke auction records when it sold for $142.4 mi(...)

The salesroom at Christie’s auction house is shown during the auction of Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ in New York. Photograph: Reuters/Christie’s Images

Mystery surrounds the identity of the new owner of the most valuable work of art sold at auction – a painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon. Chr(...)

 Chapter One book launch.Ross Lewis (left) and Martin Corbett co-owners of the Michelin Star restauarant Chapter One based in Parnell Square Dublin pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery last night where they celebrated over twenty one years with the launch of a book entitled “ Chapter One : An Irish Food Story” published by Gill and Macmillan . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Chapter One had humble beginnings when it opened its restaurant doors in a basement in Parnell Square, Dublin in 1992. But it has long since establish(...)

Peter Carroll’s house on Lucky Lane.  Photograph: Marie Louise Halpenny

Imagine the best property pages, interiors magazines and glossy architecture books all rolled into one and come to life. That’s Open House, the ann(...)

Edel Shannon with Sandra Oman and Morgan Crowley for  Opera in the Open. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It is not hard to amuse yourself when you have cash. A trip to the cinema at some point over the last four weeks of the summer will cost a family of f(...)

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