A building commissioned by the city of Dessau and designed by the founder of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius.

One hundred years ago, this year, an art and design school opened in Germany. It would remain in operation for just 14 years, under three different di(...)

Patrick Conway: ‘I didn’t have a lick of Korean before I landed here in March 2007.’

Learning a new language can seem like a mammoth challenge, but for those who are really intent on developing fluency, nothing beats full immersion by (...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

Näher... Closer, Nearer, Sooner: dancers appear out of nowhere, then vanish. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

NÄHER... CLOSER, NEARER, SOONER Goethe-Institut ★ ★ ★ ★ To celebrate the opening of the Goethe-Institut’s new building on Merrion Square, the choreog(...)

The public was yesterday invited to bring memorabilia from John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland 50 years ago to the National Library of Ireland. The mate(...)