From left: Anne Holohan (13), Stephen O’Connor (13), Maria McCann (10), Alexia Angelova (8), and Bailey Jones (7), The Art Academy, Rush, Co. Dublin, at the Texaco Children’s Art Competition Awards in Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:26

Some of Ireland’s most talented young artists gathered in the summer sunshine at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin today to celebrate the prize wi(...)

A sort of photographic antithesis of Bobby Moore’s post shirt-swap embrace with Pelé in 1970, it is one of the iconic World Cup images. Four years aft(...)

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AND ALL THAT JAZZ Readers of these pages will guess that I’m pretty excited about direct flights from Dublin to Marrakesh, and this week I(...)

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(...)

The last home of legendary 20th century artist Pablo Picasso, bought in 2008 by an unidentified Belgian art dealer for somewhere between €10 and €12 m(...)

An estimated €43 billion was spent worldwide last year on fine art and antiques. The Irish public may have grown weary, sceptical or even, understanda(...)

Reading Girl in White and Yellow by Henri Matisse (1919), one of seven paintings stolen last October from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam

A woman in Romania is suspected of burning several multi-million euro paintings - including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet - after museum officia(...)