British prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith: told the House of Commons that, since the outbreak of war, Britain had sustained 549,467 casualties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

January 29th, 1916 The extraordinary rate of casualties for the British army in just 15 months of fighting was laid in front of the House of Common(...)

Cinema Usera 2015:  a collaboration with Todo Por La Praxis in Madrid

With Assemble winning the Turner Prize, architecture that might not actually involve building permanent things has never been more popular. These d(...)

“Nearly 20 years ago, I went to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin to see a play called Ladies and Gentlemen by Emma Donoghue, who now has an Oscar nomination for adapting her superb novel, Room. The play wasn’t all that good.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Put the word Oscar into a word-association test and most of our political leaders won’t say “Wilde”, they’ll say “nomination”. Last week, when the Osc(...)

Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke says its latest strategy will focus “on the artist and public engagement”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Arts Council has taken a cautious approach to its budget spending for 2016, with a marginal focus on local authority funding. The organisation, (...)

What I learned from art this year was that I want to make some of it. I went to singing weekends held in Northumberland by the folk band The Unthanks(...)

 President Higgins has presented 16 artists with bursaries to  mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sixteen young artists have been presented with bursaries by President Michael D Higgins as part of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme. The 16 X 16(...)

‘ ‘Raymond 1’, by David Stephenson, bought by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

It is three decades since local authorities began to cater systematically for the arts. An Arts Council exhibition that is about to tour the country, (...)

Dave Tynan, Nicky Gogan and Joey Kavanagh are taking part in a panel discussion at Other Voices called Ireland’s Edge: Creativity, The Diaspora and Realising Potential.

At the Other Voices music festival this weekend, a conference will explore how arts and culture can drive Ireland’s competitiveness. A special Generat(...)

‘The personal is political” became a rallying cry of radical feminism in the 1960s. That women’s history had gone unspoken showed how unequal(...)

Poet Julieann Campbell published her first solo collection, Milk Teeth, with Guildhall Press this year, and cites the enthusiastic literary scene in her home town of Derry as one of her key motivations

“Music’s sexy, dance is sexy. Not books.” The words are those of Paul Hippsley, managing editor of Guildhall Press. Last year the largest publi(...)