The restored Claude Monet painting Argebteuil Basin in the National Gallery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two New Zealand tourists have described how they saw a man’s fist go through a Monet painting estimated to be worth €10 million in the National Galler(...)

The damaged Claude Monet painting entitled Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat (1874) at the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street, Dublin.

A man has gone on trial accused of damaging a €10 million Monet painting in the National Gallery four years ago and damaging two paintings in the Shel(...)

The anime and manga convention Eirtakon is one of this weekend’s events and includes a cosplay masquerade and Yule Ball. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eirtakon ConventionOrganised by Dublin City University’s Anime and Manga Society, the 10th annual anime and manga convention will be held at the Croke(...)

Nick Miller, winner of the Hennessy prize, with his portrait of Barrie Cooke, entitled Last Sitting, at the National Gallery yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:13

The inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Sligo-based painter Nick Miller. He was selected from a shortlist of 12 for his painting (...)

John Banville tackles perhaps the gallery’s most famous piece, Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ (1602). His meticulous, erudite account somehow makes us see an overly familiar masterpiece anew.

In 1944 George Bernard Shaw wrote from England to Thomas Bodkin, a former director of the National Gallery of Ireland, to ask whether the institution (...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys who refused to answer questions from reporters this morning about the nomination of John McNulty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys refused to answer questions from reporters this morning about the nomination of John M(...)

New plan ‘would instantly and severely undermine the gallery’s ability to raise funds and confidence, willingness of donors/patrons to give funds’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The National Gallery has warned its perceived independence could be compromised and its fundraising hit by plans to change the method by which it r(...)

The 4th annual Charlie Chaplin film festival returns to Waterville in Co Kerry this weekend with live comedy, music, street theatre, workshops, discussion panels and the very best of film both in comedy and social commentary.

A look at what’s on around the country this weekend: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival The 4th annual film festival returns to Watervill(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy at the National Gallery during the unveiling of her portrait by artist Vera Klute where it has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new painting to the social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Sr Stan (...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)