Áine O’Dwyer: ‘I think the last year of my MA, I was just so browned-off with critiquing, critiquing, talking. I think that’s what led me to explore something in a very organic way’

Áine O’Dwyer and I are the last customers in a cafe in Smithfield, Dublin, and she is telling me a story about learning to play the organ at St Mar(...)

Vienna: somewhere we might look to for a model of a socially aware housing policy

If the city as we understand it was forged during the industrial revolution, so too were its problems. The central issue at the heart of modern, urban(...)

Novartis chief executive Daniel Vasella was paid 219 times as much as his lowest paid employee in 2012. Photograph: Sebastian Derungs/Reuters

Some stories are hard to swallow. Take the one last week about the 17 Irish bankers who each earned more than a €1 million in 2012, with an average of(...)