The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square is earmrked for priority funding under the National Development plan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The wonder, as Samuel Johnson said of a dog standing on its hind legs, is not that it is done well but that it is done at all. For the first time in t(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

While he may not be well known for the optimism of his work, there is usually a redemptive core to Maguire’s projects.

War Changes its Address: The Aleppo Paintings Brian Maguire. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin; Until May 6th; imma.ie B(...)

The Freedom of Roscommon is to be conferred on New York-based artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who grew up in Ballaghaderreen

The Freedom of Roscommon is to be conferred on artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who grew up in Ballaghaderreen. He(...)

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, oil on canvas, from the artist’s private collection, can be seen as part of The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A guide to what’s on this weekend
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  • December 22, 2017, 00:00

The Sound of Music Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, January 6th, 7.30pm and some 2.30pm matinees. Tickets €21-€65 The Grand Canal(...)

Heather Humphreys had served as Minister for Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht since 2011. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Heather Humphreys, who has been appointed Minister for Business on Thursday, was first elected a TD in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency in 2011. Ms Hu(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Brian O’Doherty

A letter has been sent to the chair of Roscommon County Council asking that the freedom of the county be bestowed on artist, doctor, and Booker-shortl(...)

The Dublin City Marathon route. Illustration: Neil Manifold

The annual SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 29th. As more than 20,000 hardy souls plod the 26.2 miles around Dublin city (...)

Is your idea of the perfect piece of garden art something along the lines of a classic bronze sculpture? Or do you prefer the idea of something slight(...)

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