From left: Anne Holohan (13), Stephen O’Connor (13), Maria McCann (10), Alexia Angelova (8), and Bailey Jones (7), The Art Academy, Rush, Co. Dublin, at the Texaco Children’s Art Competition Awards in Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:26

Some of Ireland’s most talented young artists gathered in the summer sunshine at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin today to celebrate the prize wi(...)

Reginald Gray. His sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan.

Reginald Gray, who has died aged 82, was a portrait painter whose sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan. Among the s(...)

RONAN McGREEVY The death has taken place of the Irish-born portrait painter Reginald Gray. He was 82. He passed away from stomach cancer(...)