An image from ‘Labourers’ Cottages of County Wexford’, at the Irish Architectural Archive

Sovereign Realms Margo Banks. Solomon Fine Art, Balfe St, Dublin Until August 3rd Margo Banks’s precisely observed, dynamic, mixed media depictions(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch in the Irish Architectural Archive. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Being Taoiseach “takes up practically every waking hour of your day” Enda Kenny said last night, reflecting on the nature of his role and the defendin(...)

Kate Madden of  Loreto College on St Stephen’s Green, explains her project Will Eating a Mars Bar Increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony?  to President Michael D Higgins back in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young entrepreneurs made a big impression on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall when they met in Áras An Uachtaráin on Wednesday. Sister(...)

RESULTS: Tuesday (March 14th) Sotheby’s, New York. Auction of Chinese porcelain entitled “Ming: The Intervention of Imperial Taste”. Lot 8, “a superb(...)

An architectural drawing on display in the House and Home exhibition

As the debate over the housing crisis carries over into another year – conducted chiefly at the level of a political blame game – the Irish Architectu(...)

The bar with sparkling carpet at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud on Merrion Street in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Flower power at Powerscourt You know how it goes: You see a picture in a magazine. You assemble the prescribed bits and bobs – twigs, wire-cutters, g(...)

Christmas on the Square: Houses on Merrion Square open their doors to the public on November 26th

Form an orderly queue ... Vorsprung Durch Teknik, folks: oh, hang on. The tagline on Miele’s sleek and stylish kitchen appliances is Immer Besser, wh(...)

A drawing from the “House and Home” exhibition coming up at the Irish Architectural Archive in Dublin

Go ‘Green’ in Kildare Burtown House, near Athy in Co Kildare, is one of those places where visitors can relax into a seamless blend of history and he(...)

‘White is the most wonderful colour of all, because within it one can find every colour of the rainbow,’ said architect Richard Meier. That’s all very well until you’re trying to keep it clean

An artist who once worked at the Getty Center in Los Angeles told me a funny story. The artist was Robert Irwin, who designed the gardens, and also fa(...)

The drawingroom at Lyons House in Co Kildare

It is tempting to romanticise past eras and, notwithstanding the fact that the period encompassed the signing over of Irish sovereignty with the Act o(...)

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