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‘The Magic Room' by Margaret Warde; dialysis patient Siobhán Connolly and her partner,Gerry Wallace,a transplant recipient, with one of Connolly’s exhibits; and Aidan Garvey’s fly-ties. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A cake decorator’s paper sculptures on a limestone floor, primroses over crisp linen and china cups, and a ward bed transformed into a “magic room”: t(...)

‘There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall,” Cyril Connolly wrote in Enemies of Promise, an autobiographical account of his (...)

Séamus Crimmins: “I think I have done all I can to consolidate the standing of the ensembles and, in particular, to lift artistic standards while facing down unprecedented financial challenges”

Most music lovers in Ireland take it for granted, as if it’s the natural order of things. RTÉ is the dominant force in the country’s orchestral life, (...)

Film director Shannon Greally participating in the National Youth council of Irleland Showcase 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

How many times have you heard adults say they wish they had not given up playing the piano when they were younger? But when we’re teenagers we won’t b(...)

Conservation scientists from the University of Perugia examine the National Gallery’s painting by Daniel Maclise, “The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife” (1854)

Technology is changing the art world immensely, and most would say for the better, enabling more accurate restoration, revolutionising the ways art is(...)

The chase is on .... Noelle Kielty and Michalle Simon are chased by Catherine Simon through the streets og Galway city cntre yesterday during the Galway Fringe Festival. They were performing part of Drama Works Ireland production of Chidren of the Black Skirt.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Hansel and Gretel in the courthouse, a burlesque cabaret in a bar, tributes to writer Patrick Kavanagh and the lampooning blasphemy of Nobel laureate (...)

Sanctuary, a story of young love and romantic seclusion starring (from left) Charlene Kelly, Frank Butcher and Patrick Becker

A young couple, unable to escape the watchful eyes of their family, friends or guardians, decide that they would like some time alone together. They b(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet

The west Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry went out in a blitz of energy on Saturday, with the combined RTÉ Vanbrugh and Jupiter String Quartets i(...)

Edward Delaney’s ‘Integration’ is unveiled at Crossboyne, Co Mayo by his son Eamon Delaney. Photograph: Ronan Delaney

Sculptor Eddie Delaney’s links with the west of Ireland were marked at the weekend when an artwork by him was presented to his native town of Crossboy(...)

Hugh Maguire

Violinist and conductor Hugh Maguire, who has died aged 86, co-founded the Irish Youth Orchestra, was a distinguished chamber musician and orchestra l(...)

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