Collaboration: ‘Plumage’, by Love & Robots, in association with Niamh Lunny of the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Love & Robots

Taking stock of the Year of Irish Design 2015, what was it for and what did it do? Doubtless, almost as an act of design itself, ID2015 gathered, mat(...)

HSE had requested, with the permission of Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, that it  take “specific measures” in order to achieve compliance with the Act. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has become the first State body to be deemed non- compliant with legislation governing the participation of people (...)

John Coyle: April 19th, 1928-December 7th, 2016. Photograph: Amelia Stein
Obituary: John Coyle
  • People
  • January 14, 2016, 06:00

The artist John Coyle, who has died aged 88, was known as an accomplished representational painter who worked in a low-key, realist vein. A quiet, m(...)

The institutions include  Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT and Galway Mayo IT – as well as the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

At least five third-level institutions across Ireland are in financially vulnerable positions as they struggle to cope with cuts in State funding and (...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

Girls outperformed boys in 25 out of 32 subjects at higher level and in all but one subject at ordinary level. Above, students celebrate getting their results, at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

A GOOD YEAR FOR . . . Girls They outperformed boys in 25 out of 32 subjects at higher level and in all but one subject – applied maths – at ordin(...)

NCAD: The college has been criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of the financially-troubled National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is due to meet on Friday to discuss the recruitment of a new director (...)

Barcelona-based independent architecture practice Colombo Serboli comprises Matteo Colombo, an Italian from Milan who, while studying at the Polite(...)

Sarah McSharry enjoys the ambiance on Culture Night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cities and towns across Ireland came alive as more than 350,000 people gathers to celebrate Culture Night and peek behind closed doors. There were at(...)

Students at last year’s Irish Times Higher Options at the RDS in Dublin

What will you do after school? Many sixth years haven’t given it much thought yet. Others may have a firm idea of their future career and will have(...)