Early years: the original building

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, which is 30 this year, was not the first artists’ studio co-operative in Dublin, but it is certainly one of the best k(...)

The Alfie Byrne memorial seat as it looks today (left) and how it looked shortly after completion. Dublin City Council said said the seat was “not considered to be of great artistic merit” and “the cost of maintenance or conservation required is considered excessive”

A stay of execution has been granted to the memorial to 10-times lord mayor of Dublin Alfie Byrne, following the intervention of its creator. D(...)

The boy is back in town: Philomena Lynott   with the restored statue of her son Phil on Dublin’s Harry Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

RONAN McGREEVY Spread the word around. Guess who’s back in town? Dublin’s landmark statue of Thin Lizzy figurehead Phil Lynott, which has been repai(...)

Where did all the small things go? Contemporary street lamps are plain, the little cast-iron shamrocks and curlicues adorning their older relat(...)