“I’ve been interested in design all my life” says Kenneth Jones, as I’m torn between admiring the view across the ornamental pond and lawns to the f(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphrey:  “The Irish audio-visual sector has been going from strength to strength in recent years  and I believe there is huge capacity for growth.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is to introduce legislation to change the name of the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann to (...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: “I want to see it [the National Concert Hall] developed  as a world-class venue that showcases the highest standard of musical excellence.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Pharmaceutical companies could have a philanthropic role in the work of the National Concert Hall, it has been suggested in the Dáil. Fianna Fáil ar(...)

‘It wasn’t difficult to be inspired by Nora’s words, imagining what she would be saying and how annoyed she must have been so often by Joyce’. Above, Nora Barnacle

Patrick Kavanagh extolled the virtues of a world where “life pours ordinary plenty”. Such mundane routines were alien to the life of Nora Barnacle,(...)

Gustav Piekut from Denmark preparing to play at the 10th Dublin International Piano Competition at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 3:28

Gustav Piekut normally practises piano between four and six hours a day. However, when he’s preparing for a competition he’ll play for eight hours (...)

Actor Brian Gleeson: been confirmed for the series which begins shooting in the summer and will air in the first quarter of next year

  RTÉ has announced details of a five-part television drama series which will be the centrepoint of its Easter Rising commemoration schedu(...)

The NCH has secured a capital funding allocation of €  6m secured for the restoration of the Kevin Barry Room and other spaces.

The National Concert Hall broke even in 2014, on turnover of €6.8m, as the classical music venue secured its third highest attendance figures to date(...)

Peter Cassells is chairman of the expert group on third-level funding, which needs ideas and fast. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

  Could third-level savings bonds be sold politically? Peter Cassells, chairman of the expert group on third-level funding, was giving(...)

Tag rugby with the Terenure Tigers, part of Terenure College Rugby Club in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

By the time Lorraine Doyle’s twin boys were eight years old, she had no problem finding sporting and social after-school activities for one, but no(...)

Lighting designer Billy Canning has designed chandeliers for concert halls, palaces and private residences, as well as restoring the oldest in Ireland

One person whose job has been to capture light for more than 20 years is Billy Canning, former chief lighting designer at Waterford Crystal and now(...)