Knights of Malta Fra’ Paul Caffrey during his solemn profession before The Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing at St Kevin’s Church in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A grandmaster and prince, an archbishop and scores of the faithful wearing heavy black robes and mantillas marched solemnly into St Kevin’s Church in (...)

Eddie Murphy (left), with Ciaran Benson. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Edward Murphy, who has died aged 66, was librarian at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) until he retired last year. During his 35-year ten(...)

The extraordinary life of Campbell Bruce, who has died aged 87, encompassed an idyllic childhood on the historic island of St Helena in the Sou(...)

Patrick Scott, when a student in 1942

Patrick Scott, who has died aged 93, was a major force in Irish art for more than 70 years. A painter, designer and graphic artist, he was know(...)

Eimear Walshe and Michael O’Doherty, students at NCAD, finishing the installation with curatorial co-ordinator Anne Kelly.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The 1913 Tapestry exhibition was opened officially yesterday evening at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. More than 200 (...)

Somewhere under the River Lee in a secret spur off the Jack Lynch tunnel lies a velvet-lined sound-proofed room. After DNA testing, fingerprint and(...)

Tanya Kiang - Director, the Gallery of Photography Worst advice: “Don’t waste your brains on the arts.” Tanya Kiang’s father was an as(...)

The Centre Pompidou, in Paris, which Peter Rice helped to design. Photograph:  Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

In January 1977, a few days after the Pompidou Centre, in Paris, opened to the public, Peter Rice, an Irish engineer working on the construction, noti(...)

National College of Art graduate Paul Adams played a lead role in creating Google+ and is a former global head of brand design for Facebook.photograph: marc o’sullivan

Websites of the past were built around content, but websites of the future will be built around people. They will be highly tailored, personalised and(...)

The tubular-steel frame and seat designed by Gregory Dunn, Andrew Griffin and Maxim Laroussi

Remember those far-off days when kids tied ropes to a lamp post and swung out of it? Mostly, they’re either gone now or have been left in tatters as c(...)