NCAD: The college has been criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of the financially-troubled National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is due to meet on Friday to discuss the recruitment of a new director (...)

Barcelona-based independent architecture practice Colombo Serboli comprises Matteo Colombo, an Italian from Milan who, while studying at the Polite(...)

Sarah McSharry enjoys the ambiance on Culture Night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 3:07

Cities and towns across Ireland came alive as more than 350,000 people gathers to celebrate Culture Night and peek behind closed doors. There were at(...)

Students at last year’s Irish Times Higher Options at the RDS in Dublin

What will you do after school? Many sixth years haven’t given it much thought yet. Others may have a firm idea of their future career and will have(...)

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(...)