Lot 229 at O’Reilly’s, a ruby and diamond “Flamingo” brooch, with rubies of approx. 0.70ct in total, diamonds of approx. 0.72ct in total €2,100 (€1,300-€1,500)

Auction Results Wednesday (August 30th), O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery, watches and silver. Lot 229, a rub(...)

Eileen Gray: a Modernist master

It’s that time of year again when shamrockery, Guinness and “Kiss me I’m Irish” hats come to the fore in presenting a particular image of “Irishness” (...)

Eileen Gray coin. Picture Jason Clarke

Eileen Gray, the renowned Irish designer and architect, will become the first woman to be commemorated on an Irish coin. The Central Bank of Ireland(...)

A marble plaque mounted in honour of Eileen Gray. In attendance at the unveiling were deputy mayor in the sixth arrondissement Chantal Lambert Burens, Ireland Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (centre) and Patrick Klugman.

“Eileen Gray, Irish architect and designer, 1878-1976, lived in this building from 1907 until 1976,” states the marble plaque unveiled by Ireland’s Am(...)

Ed Bennett: “When I started composing over 20 years ago, the lesser spotted Irish composer seemed something of a rare creature”

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Kate Stanley Brennan, Ivonne Kalter, Ingrid Craigie, Emma O’Kane and Ronan Leahy in Invitation to a Journey, a CoisCéim, Crash Ensemble and Fishamble collaboration. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★ Summing up Eileen Gray’s ever-versatile creativity means straddling many genres, including lacquering, furniture des(...)

Garrett O’Hagan with the chair he has designed  in conjunction with Alex Guflev, an Italian designer based in Vienna. It’s called Aran. Photograph: Alan Betson

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In its heyday, Sam Stephenson’s home, No 31, a converted coach house off Leeson Street,   was the party house in Dublin.

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The artist Hugh O’Donoghue  in front of an epic new painting The Wasteland (8ft x 24ft), which features in a major new exhibition of work commissioned by the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Colin Crisford

New shows from Enda Walsh and Hughie O’Donoghue are at the heart of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). Arlington [a love story] (...)