Gabriel Galway, with his mother Catherine, looking at houses in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 4:07

Student Emily Kavanagh has already viewed seven Dublin properties by the time she reaches the small house on the Harold’s Cross Road. It’s clear from(...)

Mick O’Dea paints a portrait of the American poet Robert Pinsky, as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 2:58

A farmer’s life may seem an unlikely vocation for one of Ireland’s best-known artists, but it was once the planned career path for Mick O’Dea. The en(...)

Cormac Mehegan, who has died aged 90, was chief designer in Youghal Carpets between 1959 and 1974. When he started, Youghal was a young company. Bria(...)

Minister for the Arts, Heather Humphreys launched  discussion document and consultation process.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The launch, last week, by the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD of a discussion document and consultation process th(...)

 Avice Maughan wears an Aisling Ahern headpiece  and Natalie B Coleman dress  and Louise Byrne also wears an Aisling Ahern headpiece. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:14

The fifth year of the Brown Thomas Create initiative, which showcases innovative Irish design in fashion, accessories and craft, was unveiled at a (...)

The Minister for Education has named six new appointees to the board of NCAD, including Niamh Brennan, academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new board has been announced for the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) aimed at strengthening its governance and financial controls after re(...)

Detail from paintings by NCAD student Shane Berkery, with himself in the centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan 7:34

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) has rejected claims of censorship after a student withdrew an image depicting its director, Prof Declan (...)

NCAD designs by Alice Langton, Adam Henderson, Daniel Roden and Jessica Bagnall, modelled by Sarah Rochford, Teodora Sutra, Laura Kinsman and Audrey Ryan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:04

“I love doing things with my hands. I just want to make things and I have a huge interest in accessories,” said a jubilant Daniel Roden, winner of th(...)

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Wearable technology to help you live longer, ways to increase the impact of brands, and tools to save farmers sleepless nights: in creating solution(...)

Trinity College Dublin: Led the way with five top 50 rankings in the QS World University Rankings by subject, mainly in humanities. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have slipped down global rankings in recent years but they still hold their own against the world’s best in certain disciplines, ac(...)