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Rough Magic performers Cormac Lawlor and Sarah Shine at the announcement of the Sky Arts award of €230,000. Photograph: Alan Betson

An old truck, coughing and spluttering its way across America, finally breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Its three occupants – a widow called Leoc(...)

Ruairí Quinn: said the idea the arts were a luxury in the curriculum no longer held because they introduced children to a “new way of thinking”

Having a proper grounding in the arts will be essential for schoolchildren in the future workplace, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said. Mr Q(...)

The theatre’s construction ended up costing £17.8 million – more than £5 million over estimate.

The tender process that awarded an £11 million contract to rebuild the landmark Lyric Theatre in Belfast was potentially rigged and manipulated, a dam(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)

Portraits by young artists: an exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture, fabrics and graphics by children from Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Our education system has been efficient, hardworking and effective in preparing workers for jobs. It has always tried hard to inculcate a proper sense(...)

John McGahern,  near his home in Leitrim, in 1990. After his mother’s death when he was 10, McGahern and his siblings moved into the Cootehill barracks to live with their father, Frank, wh was a sergeant there for many yeares. Photogaph: Frank Miller

It was the inspiration for John McGahern’s first novel and now the writer’s close association with the barracks in Cootehall, Co Roscommon, is to be c(...)

Nessa O’Connor, assistant keeper at National Museum of Ireland, holding a bronze looped socketed spearhead

The Government is trying to keep the major national cultural institutions open, Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan told the Dáil. “For example, the (...)

 Multicultural Irish dancing troupe from the Bronx, New York preparing to perform at Áras an Uachtaráin. Culture Ireland, the agency responsible for promoting Irish arts abroad has had its budget cut by 20 per cent to €2.5 million. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the National Concert Hall have taken significant cuts in this year’s budget as the Department of Arts, Heritage (...)

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has seen its overall budget cut by 7 per cent for 2014.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s been a tough Budget for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with the Government continuing its blunt policy of recent years of cu(...)

Interactive installation: Rhona Byrne’s Bolthole

When the Irish Museum of Modern Art closed its doors in November 2011 for essential work on its base, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the fact that the(...)

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