Digging in: Mick O’Dea and Matt Smith at Moy Hill Community Farm. Photograph: Calum Creasey

It’s like a scene from 1950s Ireland. Two workhorses are pulling a harrow across a field in Lahinch. But this is far from a typical farm. After all, L(...)

Detail from The Wedding Party by Mick O’Dea

The Split – Mick O’Dea Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** The Split completes a trilogy of exhibitions following the tangled history (...)

Supt Paul Moran at Pearse Street Garda station holding a painting by artist Mick O’Dea during a viewing of 48 pieces of stolen art. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 1:38

Artworks worth more than €100,000 have been seized by gardaí in west Dublin in what could be the “biggest art seizure in the history of the State”.The(...)

Derek Mahon in July 2010. Photograph: John Allen

Derek Mahon’s introduction to Echo’s Grove (Gallery, €22.50/ €13.90), his collected translations, describes how he looks for “affinities of idea, shap(...)

At the unveiling of their portraits in the Abbey  Theatre last night were (from left) playwrights Tom MacIntyre with artist Colin Davidson and Sebastian Barry with artist Mick O’Dea. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Abbey Theatre is seeking to raise more than €1 million a year, mostly from overseas donors, over the coming years. The Abbey is currently seeking (...)