Frederic William Burton’s the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864, which will be on display for one hour on Valentine’s Day. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

Festival of Russian cultureDublin city will celebrate the coming of spring through the Russian Cultural Festival from Saturday to Sunday, February 22n(...)

Porters at Sotheby’s of London with Turner’s ‘Rome from Mount Aventine’. It sold for €38.6 million

Mr Turner – a biographical film about a 19th-century English artist – was one of the most unlikely and unexpectedly successful cinema releases of l(...)

John Goode who abandoned a lucrative career in dentistry to found an art gallery in Castletownbere has been a champion of Irish ceramics for years (...)

Sean Lynch. Photograph: Deirdre Power

Sean Lynch is one of a handful of Irish artists to have studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. They don’t give you a degree or a(...)

Fossil shark tooth Carcharodon megalodon, USA Natural History Collection/National Museum of Ireland and John Comerford Robert Emmet (1778-1803), c.1803. Watercolour on ivory in a silver-gilt pendant. National Gallery of Ireland Collection

Trove – Dorothy Cross selects work from national collections Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** There’s a quote, attributed to Man(...)

Detail from Turner’s ‘A light in the Darkness’. Photograph: Alan Betson,

The muted lighting, the whispers and admiring sighs, the sense of privilege that hovers in the small, often crowded gallery room, are part of one o(...)

Siobhan and Aisling Devine from Coolock, Dublin, at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on O’Connell Street, Dublin. A New York Times journalist found Dublin “rich not only with jovial cheer, but also an abundance of artisan offerings and a creative, literary spirit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin is a “newly energised city” with “an abundance of artisan offerings” and “literary spirit”, according to a New York Times journalist living in (...)

The damaged Claude Monet painting worth €10 million  at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.

A Dublin man has been given a six-year sentence after being convicted of damaging a Claude Monet painting estimated to be worth €10 million at the Nat(...)

Exterior of the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

A man accused of damaging two paintings at the Shelbourne hotel told gardaí after his arrest he had been at the premises to visit the hotel spa. Andre(...)

The portrait of the famous Victorian jockey Fred Archer was painted by Rosa Corder in 1883

Sheppard’s is holding an unprecedented “mini-season” of auctions on four consecutive days next week – daily at 10.30am and also broadcast online – sta(...)