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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(...)

Peter Tyndall: born in Dublin but has lived in Wales for 30 years and  has been Public Services Ombudsman for Wales for the last five years.

Peter Tyndall has been selected by the Government to succeed Emily O’Reilly as Ireland’s Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.Mr Tyndall, who was b(...)

At the unveiling of their portraits in the Abbey  Theatre last night were (from left) playwrights Tom MacIntyre with artist Colin Davidson and Sebastian Barry with artist Mick O’Dea. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Abbey Theatre is seeking to raise more than €1 million a year, mostly from overseas donors, over the coming years. The Abbey is currently seeking (...)

Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan  said artists are going through a “very challenging time. It is very difficult for them to maintain galleries and other workspaces and at the same time rent accommodation too”.

A subsidised living space for artists has been officially launched in Limerick at the redeveloped cultural quarter in John’s Square. Limerick Arts Off(...)

Andrew Lovern  and Brid McCarty in the Team Theatre Company production of  Mirad, a Boy from Bosnia. Photograph: Frank Miller
Chalk Talk

A blow for arts education Team Theatre Educational Company has exited stage left. The innovative company emerged from under the wing of the Abbey Thea(...)

Coal and black chalk portrait by Oskar Kokoschka of himself and his lover Alma Mahler. Photograph: Imagno/Getty Images

‘It appealed to something vaguely perverse in me, the idea of the living doll, like Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” Composer Raymond Deane is expla(...)

Pat Boylan Chair of the Arts Council photographed in their office on Merrion Square. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

It was “vital,” no matter what the economic difficulties of the country, that emerging artists be supported financially by the State, the Taoiseach En(...)

“While you can’t blame Guinness for people being so stupid that they’ll get drunk in celebration of a genius marketing campaign, you can blame Guinness for facilitating it.” Tom Jones performs at the Brazen Head pub in Dublin as part of the 2009 Arthur’s Day celebrations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the most interesting conversations about the arts this year didn’t take place on radio or at a summer-school panel or in a subcommittee hearing(...)

Fatboy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival at Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A ten-tier cake cut on stage, an over the top fireworks display, and a big name DJ - Fatboy Slim - to eat the first slice: Electric Picnic celebrated (...)

I ’m reading an article about how what you wear to drop the children off to school reveals “where you’re at” in life. Big sunglasses and big hair say (...)

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