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Dramatic changes over a short time frame can have profound effects on the psyche of a nation. Illustration: Sorcha O’Higgins

In a city defined by its Georgian architecture, Dublin’s most iconic landmark is an unlikely hero of aesthetics. Poised on a finger of land that enclo(...)

Head of a Boy: Lucian Freud’s portrait under the hammer at Sotheby’s. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty

A Lucian Freud portrait of the late Guinness heir Garech Browne as a boy has been sold in London for €6.7 million. Head of a Boy was painted in 1956, (...)

‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a portrait of the young Garech Browne. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The late Guinness heir Garech Browne was proud of his portrait by Lucian Freud, which shows him as a young boy with a thatch of blond hair. Browne, w(...)

Supermac’s on O’Connell Street in Dublin.

Galway entrepreneur Pat McDonagh plans to sell off his remaining pubs in the US Midwest in the coming years. Speaking to The Irish Times, Mr McDonag(...)

Ciarán Oliver and Ross Forde with the ‘Lovely Anne’, part of the  Galway Hooker Restoration project. Photograph: Andrew Downes

A 136-year-old wooden workboat dating from when writer James Joyce was born is due to be restored in Galway as part of a city community training proje(...)

‘Out of the Wild Sky’ passes by Galway Cathedral on Sunday evening. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lightning struck and demonic drums banished blues across Galway city on Sunday night as a winged prophet was pursued by an illuminated mannequin named(...)

 Michael Mackey in Galway: ‘There may be more money for emergency accommodation, but it is homes that need to be built.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Michael Mackey who has worked for many years with Galway Simon believes landlords are the “big winners” in the budget . Mr Mackey (65) has experience(...)

Bills, undelivered notices, junk circulars, pizza menus: let’s face it, the stuff on the doormat rarely amounts to anything joyous. Quite the opposite(...)

Full moon in Galway? Photograph: Galway International Arts Festival/Facebook

A “bridge” made of cardboard mounted on kayaks over the river Corrib and a “gargantuan” newspaper installation by Turner prize-nominated artist David (...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

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