Stephen McKenna: “I miss plenty about home but the sunshine and the fact that I don’t have to pay tax means I get to live the kind of lifestyle that most people only dream of.”

A chance to work as legal counsel for one of Ireland’s leading construction firms first brought Stephen McKenna to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The(...)

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An artist, fashion designer and printmaker working out of a converted duck hatchery in Co Monaghan, Helen Steele is known for her exuberant and playf(...)

Custom House Lisbon  by Stephen McKenna

Perspectives of Europe: 1980-2014 Stephen McKenna Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square ****  Stephen McKenna is the con(...)

The art project by Cliona Harmey displays the names of the most recent ships to arrive into and leave from Dublin Port

Irish trains are named for rivers, while the planes in the Aer Lingus fleet carry the names of saints. This creates the lovely idea of locomotives (...)

Plate by Diulio Forte, from ‘Meditation on plates, inspired by Lord Charlemont’s Casino’

The Casino at Marino is a gorgeous puzzle box of a place. Like Doctor Who’s Tardis, it seems much bigger on the inside than out, and it includes all m(...)

Dorothy Cross’s exhibition Connemara, at the Royal Hibernian Academy gallery. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Every writer knows the power of a punchy opening. So are you paying attention? Yes, but for how long? It seems that everything is speeding up: play(...)

Basket and Vessels by Stephen McKenna, made €17,000,

The torturous legacy of Anglo Irish Bank produced a rare good-news story this week. The former bank’s surprisingly modest art collection was auctioned(...)

Auctioneer James O’Halloran said the Anglo Irish Bank collection included “some high quality works” by well-known modern Irish artists including Louis le Brocquy, Martin Gale, Felim Egan and Stephen McKenna. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The corporate art collection of the former Anglo Irish Bank is being sold at public auction in Dublin this evening at 6pm.A total of 134 paintings, pr(...)

Auctioneer James O’Halloran said the Anglo Irish Bank collection included “some high quality works” by well-known modern Irish artists including Martin Gale (above),  Louis le Brocquy, Felim Egan and Stephen McKenna.

The corporate art collection of the former Anglo Irish Bank is to be sold at public auction in Dublin next month. Some 130 paintings, prints, sculptur(...)