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(...)

Sculptures by Gerda Frömel, clockwise from bottom left: Animal (1963), courtesy the artist’s estate; Moon and Hill (1971), courtesy Imma collection; Spear (1973), courtesy Imma collection; Eve (1974), courtesy the artist’s estate; and Head (circa 1967), private collection

There’s often an element of hype involved when an artist is described as “long-neglected” or “rediscovered”, but both terms are entirely justified (...)

 Frances Treanor (18), from Tydavnet, Co Monaghan, with her painting Self Portrait, which was  winner in Category A at the 61st Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:10

A self-portrait drawn with a ballpoint pen has taken the top prize at this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.Frances Treanor (18), from Tydavne(...)

Deacon Michael Foley (front left) and Pastor David Miller,  clergymen in the Metropolitan Community Church, with  Diceman Thom McGinty (right), during the lesbian and gay ‘kiss-in’ outside Leinster House, Dublin , as part of Lesbian and Gay Pride Week 1988. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Thom McGinty’s appearance on Grafton Street in the grey 1980s of recessionary Dublin was a bright light on what was then a mainly dull commercial stre(...)

Jojo Hynes: ‘If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of peers, friends, family and my community, I don’t think there is any way I would still be an artist.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Galway artist Jojo Hynes and several accomplices were caught trying to break into the Bank of England for a crowdfunding video, the security offi(...)

One of the groups queueing for an open casting for  the TV show Vikings in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins 2:49

The streets of Temple Bar were teeming this afternoon with thousands of bearded men and long-haired women, anxiously waiting to have their photo taken(...)