Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys said she was “delighted” a plan had been agreed to complete Galway Picture Palace. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s long-delayed arthouse cinema has been granted completion funding of €735,000 by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys. The Picture Palace, (...)

Bastard Amber takes its inspiration from WB Yeats and Patrick Scott. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

The appearance of a commissioned evening-length dance on the main stage of the Abbey for the first time is, according to the theatre’s publicity de(...)

Fossil shark tooth Carcharodon megalodon, USA Natural History Collection/National Museum of Ireland and John Comerford Robert Emmet (1778-1803), c.1803. Watercolour on ivory in a silver-gilt pendant. National Gallery of Ireland Collection

Trove – Dorothy Cross selects work from national collections Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** There’s a quote, attributed to Man(...)

Carol Booth in her studio in Abbeyleix, Co Laois. During the heyday of the Celtic Tiger mirrors and overmantels “were flying out the door”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sunlight in solid form is how the artist Carol Booth describes the effect of the gilded surface. A practitioner of the ancient craft of gilding for th(...)

Ronnie Tallon, who has died at home, aged 87, was among the greatest and most prolific architects in Irish history. “No other architect had the same s(...)

Eddie Murphy (left), with Ciaran Benson. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Edward Murphy, who has died aged 66, was librarian at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) until he retired last year. During his 35-year ten(...)

‘Ladies Chatting’ by Genieve Figgis

For a selection of images from the RHA annual exhibition, click here There are many in the contemporary art world who see the RHA as an anachr(...)

Detail from Autumnus X (Bénodet) (2014), by Samuel Walsh

What do you see when you see a work of art? The answer might appear obvious, if it’s a picture of, say, a loaf of bread. But what if you’re confron(...)

Patrick Scott, when a student in 1942

Patrick Scott, who has died aged 93, was a major force in Irish art for more than 70 years. A painter, designer and graphic artist, he was know(...)