Soldiers survey the interior of the GPO in Sackville Street, Dublin, during the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A new website containing details of thousands of compensation claims by individuals and businesses following the 1916 Easter Rising has been launched (...)

Charlie Minter: “A great aspect of the job is the unexpected. You never know who’s going to be on the end of the telephone or what you’ll see behind a door.”

Charlie Minter is head of the Irish art department at Sotheby’s, the international auction house with a network of 90 offices in 40 countries, includ(...)

Detail from Within Herself by Veronica Bolay

RHA 186th Annual Exhibition Works by nearly 400 artists  Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin  ★★★★ The Irish Times is thought to have played (...)

Soft-Kin  by Richard Gorman, which has been shortlisted for the inaugural RCSI Art Award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The opening of this year’s RHA Annual Exhibition also saw the announcement of a shortlist for a new award: the RCSI Art Award. Five artworks made th(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

David Farrell’s Easter Arbour Hill  (2012)

Before, During, After . . . Almost David Farrell Galleries II & III, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** When the RH(...)

RHA president Mick O’Dea, Prof Cathal Kelly, chief executive/registrar RCSI, Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times and Declan Magee, president of the RCSI announcing details of the new award. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new €15,000 award will celebrate the contribution that art makes to the healing process. The award is being funded and organised by the Royal Colleg(...)

The Doggers (2014) by Sheila Rennick

Something for Nothing – Sheila Rennick Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin **** Sheila Rennick’s paintings make fun of some of the cultural peculiari(...)

Imperial City (2015) by Mick O’Dea. Courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. Photograph: Emile Deneen

The Foggy Dew – Mick O’Dea Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** The Royal Hibernian Academy on Abbey Street, Dublin, was b(...)

Glór music centre in Ennis, Co Clare, is one of Des McMahon’s designs. Photograph: Frank Miller

Architect Des McMahon continually places emphasis on community and social democracy when discussing his work. His inclusive nature starts with the J(...)