Clew Bay by Letitia Hamilton

In a real sense, the AIB Art Collection fell victim to the implosion of the Irish banking system. In a rush to judgment in the heated atmosphere of(...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We often find ourselves looking at art on a screen, but to see a painting in reality is a different experience. And, amazingly, it’s free. Our nationa(...)

 The Lobster Fisherman at Dusk,  by Paul Henry. Photograph courtesy of

The idea that the real Ireland was to be found among the small farmers and fisherfolk of the western seaboard was deeply embedded in nationalist cultu(...)

Detail from `Girl in an Orchard (Under the Apple Blossom)` by Maria Dorothy Webb

After one of the busiest auction seasons in years, Adam’s is pausing for summer and its St Stephen’s Green saleroom is hosting the traditional loan(...)

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(...)