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 (...)

Tom and Aisling Brennan in the Amococo, a luminarium, at Spraoi, in Waterford

We’re into week one of school holidays for all. Anybody bored yet? Overscheduling is a curse of modern childhood, so, when the whirl stops, it take(...)

The National Gallery of Ireland. Information contained in emails at the centre of an unfair dismissal case added up to a “shopping list of information that you might desire if you were planning an attack on the National Gallery”, the Employment Appeals Tribunal heard yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Information contained in emails at the centre of an unfair dismissal case added up to a “shopping list of inf(...)

Changing times: photographs from Dublin City Council’s new website bridgesofdublin.ie: O’Connell Bridge in 1905; after Easter Week, 1916; and in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Many a pub quiz has descended into disarray over this question: how many bridges span the River Liffey in Dublin? The answer, according the Dub(...)