President Michael D Higgins giving the opening address at Aosdana General Assembly in The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 40 per cent cut in funding to Irish arts in recent years was an illustration of the “peripheral” place they occupy in Irish society, President Micha(...)

Gerry Adams, re-enactor Jim Roche, Martin McGuinness and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin launch of their 1916 Commemoration Plans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has launched an alternative Easter Rising programme to the State events for next year’s centenary commemorations. Sinn Féin President Gerry (...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We often find ourselves looking at art on a screen, but to see a painting in reality is a different experience. And, amazingly, it’s free. Our nationa(...)

Eamon de Valera under arrest in Richmond Barracks, Dublin after the 1916 Rising.

A citizen’s initiative which has the backing of artists, union members and academics says modern Ireland can be revitalised by the tenets of the 1916 (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit said ‘The Irish Times’ poll reflected the reality that people had rejected Alan Kelly’s so-called concessions on water charges. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Right 2 Water campaign has predicted tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin on December 10th to protest against water char(...)

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 (...)

Colour bomber: Brian O’Doherty. Photograph: George Tatge

Brian O’Doherty is a curious man. He was a leading conceptual artist in 1960s New York, and his painting and sculpture are held by the Irish Museum of(...)

Popular BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson has died after a long illness. He was 69. Photograph: BBC Radio Ulster.

Northern Ireland is lamenting the loss of the great subversive, and often surrealistic, broadcaster Gerry Anderson who has died aged 69. Anderson was (...)

Elle O’Reilly at the unveiling of Marlborough Street Mural, a community arts project stretching more than 50 metres on the corner of Marlborough Street and Marlborough Place in Dublin sponsored by The Irish Life and Luas Cross City. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A community street art project created by local teenagers was today unveiled in Dublin’s north inner city.A group of five teenagers ranging in age fro(...)

(From left): Rev Patrick Comerford, president Irish CND; Clare Daly TD; Patricia McKenna, former MEP; Robert Ballagh, artist; John Molyneux, historian; and Jim Roche, IAWM at a press conference held by the Irish Anti-War Movement to issue a statement on the First World War commemorations in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Artist and anti-war proponent Robert Ballagh has said conflict commemorations like those now underway to mark the centenary of the first World War sho(...)