Charles Tyrrell’s studio

Charles Tyrrell  Recent paintings and drawings Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen ****   The galleries in Ui(...)

Detail from And When Did You Last See Your Father by Abigail O’Brien

RHA 185th Annual Exhibition Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin ****   “To survive is to win,” the Chinese film director Zhang Yi(...)

Aoibheann Greenan’s exhibition DMC (Dunmurray May-Day Conspiracy)

DMC (Dunmurray May-Day Conspiracy) – Aoibheann Greenan Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin *** Aoibheann Greenan crams a lot into Temple Bar Ga(...)

Seamus Heaney pictured in 2004 at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

One of the most persistent themes in the outpouring of remembrances about the late Seamus Heaney has been his fidelity to his birthplace, the famil(...)

Detail from The Fishing Fleet by Paul Henry

Tuesday (Dec 2nd) De Veres, Art & Design Auction, Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 70 per cent of lots sold. Mayo Road by Donald Teskey €19(...)

Markey masterpiece:  next Tuesday’s De Veres’ auction in Ballsbridge will include 12 lots by Markey Robinson including Unloading the Catch

Markey Robinson is one of the best-known names in Irish art yet he’s shrouded in mystery. He was born David Marcus Robinson in Belfast in 1918 and die(...)

Detail from Martin Gale’s  painting, ‘Inside Turlough Hill 2014’, one of a series of works commissioned by the ESB

There’s a curve in the road as you drive towards Dublin from Ballymore Eustace, the Co Kildare village where Martin Gale, one of Ireland’s leading (...)

Vona Groarke: “Where do I see the publishing industry going? That will depend on where book buyers go, surely. To Paradise Island, I hope, with large mojitos on the house and a full-size orchestra playing the soundtrack of South Pacific interspersed with The Smiths’ greatest hits, just to keep it real”. Photograph: Ed Swinden/The Gallery Press

Vona Groarke’s latest book is X, published in February by the Gallery Press. She is also the author of five other award-winning poetry collections, in(...)

Paleolithic cave paintings at Lascaux in southwest France

From cute cats and winsome dogs, to large-eyed cows and rearing horses: caught between the over-sentimental and the purely representational, it can be(...)

Basket and Vessels by Stephen McKenna, made €17,000,

The torturous legacy of Anglo Irish Bank produced a rare good-news story this week. The former bank’s surprisingly modest art collection was auctioned(...)