Dr Tony Bazley, regional director of 
the
 exploration company Tamboran: “We would ask for people to keep an open mind and make a decision based on the facts, not misinformation.”

Dr Tony Bazley is the regional director of the exploration company Tamboran based in Co Down who has the task of trying to sell shale gas exploration (...)

James Barry: ‘Self-portrait as Timanthes’. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

The Cork-born painter James Barry bestrides the Irish visual imagination like a colossus. But, despite his magnitude, he managed to remain invisible f(...)

The extraordinary life of Campbell Bruce, who has died aged 87, encompassed an idyllic childhood on the historic island of St Helena in the Sou(...)

Yvonne Farrell (left) and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Photographs: Alice Clancy and James Harris/Royal Academy of Arts London

How do you feel? Does the space you are in have an impact on that? “It’s such an enormous question,” says Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, sittin(...)

The British tradition of playfully iconoclastic big bands can be traced back through Loose Tubes and Monty Python to end-of-pier brass ensembles and c(...)

Jessie Buckley: ‘I want to be provoked and to be changed, and I also want to change and I want to provoke.’ Photograph: Marc Brenner

Jessie Buckley, who was born in Killarney, sits at a long table in a rehearsal studio south of the Thames, sharing lunch with Jude Law. The atmosphere(...)

Sir Anthony Caro, with his 1962 work ‘Sculpture Two’, who has died after suffering a heart attack

Sir Anthony Caro, who has died aged 89, was a pre-eminent artist of the post-war era who created a new language for abstract sculpture in the 1960s wi(...)

At 86 years of age, Kenneth Webb is one of Ireland’s oldest working artists, and now the Connemara- based painter is holding his 21st solo exhibiti(...)