The Royal Hospital Kilmainham should be retained as a traditional museum

An unparalleled opportunity exists for the creation of a contemporary art museum in the centre of Dublin, in the early 19th-century Stack A warehouse (...)

Novelist Claire Kilroy, who will be  reading from her work at an event  today  hosted by the Irish ambassador to Belgium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last Tuesday evening, the lights dimmed across the courtyards of the 17th-century Irish college in Leuven near Brussels, as attention turned to the cl(...)

Kevin McAleer will take part in the Cat Laughs festival this weekend.

Bloom - Dublin - all weekendIreland’s largest gardening, food and family event takes place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and has already proved to be a cro(...)

Marie Donnelly: had said in her appeal that she had tried to get an art gallery to take over the Dalkey building

Art collector Marie Donnelly offered to lend 10 paintings from her family’s collection to Dún L aoghaire-Rathdown County Council fo(...)

 Haegue Yang’s Strange Fruit sculptures

I knOw yoU , says one of its curators Nikolaus Hirsch, is “an exhibition about currencies”. But he doesn’t stop there. “It’s about different kinds (...)

Consumer Landscape by  Patrick O’Reilly

How often is it that you smell a work of art before you see it? Patrick O’Reilly’s Haystack (The Consideration of (...)

Education April 2013. WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10:The National Gallery of Art's High School Summer Institute students Sam Girardot, 15, Mary Matecki, 17, and Ateret Sultan-Reisler, 17, add a little paint to one of the mobiles they created as a permanent installation at Northwest One Library are  hung Tuesday July 10,  2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The role of the arts within education over the years has been patchy, to say the least. And with relations between teachers and Minister for Educat(...)

Ulick O Connor talks to Mannix Flynn at the Aosdána 
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general assembly in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

The annual meeting of artists’ group Aosdána was staged under a European theme yesterday but a domestic matter – the State’s p(...)

John Hinde postcard of children on a Connemara bog. Photograph: John Hinde Ireland.

Warm tributes have been paid in north Connemara to Paddy “Red” Lydon, the ginger-haired boy immortalised in an iconic John Hinde postcard of th(...)

A vision of the  Parnell Square redevelopment

Plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Parnell Square and the provision of a cultural quarter there including a new city library and cultural (...)