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(...)

“If there’s an actual crossroads anywhere that encapsulates Irish history, it must be the one at Kilmainham Courthouse.”

Whatever else this year of commemorations may bring, I’m grateful for the improved footpaths it has already delivered to part of my Dublin neighbourho(...)

Antony Gormley. Photograph: Eric Luke

He has the distinctly unbohemian bearing and manner of a distracted academic, complete with wire-rimmed glasses, but Antony Gormley is one of the bus(...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

Artist Marie Brett: ‘I was intrigued with the idea of people being physically present and cognitively absent and wondered what does that mean to occupy such a place in the world, for both them and us.’

Dementia is a confusing condition, not only for those who have it but for the friends and family of those diagnosed with it. People with dementia c(...)

From left: Issue 03: Body (2011). Cover image: Elina Brotherus/Model Study 15 (2004); Issue 11: Family (2014).  Cover image: Fred Hüning, from the series Drei/Untitled (Bathtub II), 2011; Issue 08: New Pictorialism (2013). Cover image: Madame Peripetie, from the series: Dream Sequence/Blood (2012)

At the headquarters of Blow Photo magazine, the D-Light Studios on North Great Clarence Street in Dublin, they’re in the thick of putting together (...)

 Limerick City of Culture 2015: that we don’t already have a national cultural policy isn’t quite as shocking as it might sound – many countries lack one.  Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

‘Culture,” Brian Eno says, “is everything we don’t have to do.” It’s a pretty good definition, broad enough to be inclusive yet intriguing enough to m(...)

Detail from ‘Private James Graham, shot at 7:22am on December 21st, 1915, at a former abattoir in Pas-de-Calais’ by Chloe Dewe Mathews

Shot at Dawn – Chloe Dewe Mathews Imma, Dublin ***** The quintessential news photograph captures the moment and puts us right at the h(...)

Detail from Rest Energy (1980), by Marina Abramovic and Ulay. Copyright Marina Abramovic and Ulay; courtesy the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now   Works by modern and contemporary artists, including Dalí, Duchamp, Giacometti, Oppenheim, Pica(...)