Andy Scott with Clydesdale horses in front of his ‘The Kelpies’. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

One perhaps positive effect of the recession was that we didn’t get the massive Antony Gormley sculpture promised for Dublin’s Docklands. At the ti(...)

Limerick: Lead-in time of 18 months far too short to organise a year-long festival. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

When a group steering the reorganisation of Limerick met Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan in April 2012, they came armed with a big idea. (...)

Pride of place: artists Jack Donovan and John Shinnors  in front of Donovan’s Suzannah and the Elders (1975) at the ‘Personal Choice’ exhibition.  Photograph: Alan Place.

The artist Jack Donovan has a special place in the history of Limerick School of Art and Design. A student there from 1951, he was appointed it(...)

The Board of Limerick City of Culture this evening confirmed the appointment of Mike Fitzpatrick as Director. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Internationally renowned curator Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed director of the Board of Limerick City of Culture. The head of Limer(...)

 French Theatre company, Royal De Luxe,  performing street theatre  on the streets of London.   Photograph:  Jim Dyson/Getty Images

An internationally renowned street theatre company whose planned booking was at the centre of tensions which led to the resignation of the Limerick Ci(...)

‘We delivered’: Karl Wallace at Siama Tire in Tralee, of which he was director from 2008 to 2013. Photograph:  Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

There’s a telling feature in the preview catalogue for this year’s Limerick City of Culture celebrations. The glossy brochure opens with a message (...)

Pat Cox said any future appointments such as those to fill the roles of chief executive or artistic director, would be advertised.

The interim head of Limerick City of Culture has said he is not a healer of the past but a manager for the future.Mike Fitzpatrick, head of the Limeri(...)

Mike Fitzpatrick’s appointment to a dual role as chief executive and artistic director of Limerick City of Culture appears to have soothed the wounds of the past few weeks and was widely welcomed in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

There was a palpable air of relief at the press conference to announce Mike Fitzpatrick’s appointment as interim head of Limerick City of Culture yest(...)

Fire Preformers taking part in the Limerick City of Culture New Year’s Eve Pageant. Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

andA Limerick-based academic and curator has emerged as one of the possible candidates to take over the City of Culture festival on an interim basis f(...)

Dazzling: a visitor with Kyung A Ham’s silk embroidery Greedy Is Good, at this autumn’s Frieze Art Fair in London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Sometimes these days, when I’m going around art exhibitions, I find myself feeling grumpy, miserable and hopeless. This is bit like the feeling you ge(...)