Yvonne Farrell

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A performance in  the Secret Garden at Butler House in Kilkenny last year. The Secret Garden series will take place twice daily at August’s festival. Photograph: Pat Moore

An open-air production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kilkenny Castle, along with world premieres of new dance and circus performances,(...)

Exquisitely crafted timber models and installations, such as those by London-based Alison Brooks and Dublin-born Niall McLaughlin (an example pictured above), are among the most memorable at this year's Biennale.

Ireland made its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2000, with a national pavilion consisting of bales of peat briquettes, corbelled like th(...)

Market House, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Magnaparte

Drive through almost any Irish country town and you will see abandoned shops, empty houses and discover a general air of slow decline. You will also f(...)

Magazine by Eileen Gray / Le Corbusier

This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

Grafton Architects continue to stack up the gongs for exceptional contributions to the world of architecture. It has this week been awarded the Royal (...)

Friends: acting its age

WHAT’S HOT Samantha Barry The Cork woman is now editor-in-chief at Glamour in the US. Aungier Street Press Up Entertainment is renovating a long der(...)

Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara of Grafton Architects, in their office in Dublin. They have chosen to curate the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the signal honour of being appointed as curators of next year’s Venice Architecture Bienn(...)

Curators of Ireland’s national pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition at  Venice Biennale, 2018: Tara Kennedy, Jo Anne Butler, Laurence Lord, Miriam Delaney, Jeffrey Bolhuis, Orla Murphy

The curators of Ireland’s national pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition at next year’s Venice Biennale, 2018, have been announced. Co(...)

Enabling environment: Granby Park on Lower Dominick St, Dublin, was transformed from a vacant  site into a place of creativity for everyone

Every industry has its shindig: a glitzy award ceremony, sales fair or seminar. For architects, the Venice International Architecture Bienniale is the(...)

Clockwise: Helen Dixon, Ruth Negga, Maeve Higgins, Marian Keyes, Sharon Horgan

Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

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