Untitled: Philippe VACHER was   filmed in an actual operating theatre, and  shows the French actor falling forward onto a surgical cart littered with medicine bottles and medical devices. Photograph © James Coleman

In Ulysses, James Joyce’s character Stephen Dedalus famously contemplates the “ineluctable modality of the visible”: the idea that we never see things(...)

Kassim by the Sea (1978). Copyright the artist’s estate

De Profundis – Patrick Hennessy Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ★★★★ In 1934 the Scottish artist Edward Baird painted an untypical work as a wed(...)

The Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks in Dublin was closed on Good Friday, but will open on Easter Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of bewildered tourists - and quite a few Irish people - were forced to change their plans for a 1916-related museum visit when they arrived o(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

“Pole Position” by artist David Rooney has  Anglo Irish Bank’s Seán FitzPatrick as a Formula One racing driver. The drawing sold for  €3,000 o at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois

The original artwork for an Irish Times cartoon of Anglo Irish Bank’s Seán FitzPatrick as a Formula One racing driver sold for €3,000 at Sheppard’s Ir(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton said she wasn’t by surprised by the Taoiseach’s admission on appointing John McNulty to the board of Imma. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny contradicted everything he previously said on the appointment of Seanad candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum o(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  said it was a Ministerial appointment made by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has backtracked on his admission he appointed John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma). Mr Kenny had c(...)

The final leaders’ debate of the general election campaign saw exchanges on the economy, the health service, housing and political appointments but di(...)

 David Begg: defending her decision to appoint Mr Begg as Pensions Authority chairman, Joan Burton said he “has an outstanding record in this area”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tánaiste Joan Burton faces a motion of no confidence in the Dáil next week over her decision to bypass a competitive process and appoint former trade (...)

Black Square (still) by Grace Weir. Courtesy of the artist

3 Different Nights, Recurring – Grace Weir Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ****  Artists who work with video and film ask a lot of the(...)