The Irish Museum of Modern Art was one of the recipients under a  €1m Government fund. File photograph: George Munday/Design Pics/Perspectives/Getty

Museums and galleries could reopen in the “coming weeks”, Minister for Arts Catherine Martin has said. Ms Martin said the reopening of the arts will (...)

Organist Fergal Caulfield rehearsing on stage at National Concert Hall for a special performance of Faure’s Requiem dedicated to victims of Covid-19. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Ireland’s national cultural institutions, normally filled with thousands of visitors each month, have been left empty for much of the past year as a r(...)

The late Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional correspondent with this column

I was sad to hear over Christmas of the death of Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional (...)

Google’s Santa Tracker lets you build a whole Santa village

’Tis the season to be jolly, but this year it will be in a socially distant way. The 12 pubs of Christmas has been replaced with the five levels of re(...)

Model of a pedestrianised entrance to Phoenix Park by Denis Byrne Architects.

Imagining a better Dublin in the future by looking at its history In Dublin by Design, a new book exploring the origins and future of Ireland’s (...)

Double Portrait, 1985-86, by Lucien Freud. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/IMMA

As Ireland’s museums and galleries reopen, here’s a look at what’s on the walls. Some galleries are operating timed entries and ticketing systems, so (...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Covid-19 stopped the event going ahead as planned for the first time in its 43-year-history. Photograph :Andrew Downes/xposure

Significant additional funding for the arts will be required in 2021 to address the extreme challenges the sector faces in the wake of the coronavirus(...)

Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. Imma  has off-site storage in OPW warehouse.  File photograph.

The storage facility holding the State’s multi-million euro collection of modern art falls “significantly below international museum standards” and wa(...)

Irish Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Photograph: George Munday/Design Pics/Perspectives/Getty

For anyone who ever thought that arts and culture were elitist pastimes, think again. Seasoned savers know that you can get culturally rich on the tig(...)

Two Travellers, Jack B Yeats (1942). Courtesy of the Tate

What is it? A 1942 painting by Jack B Yeats (1871-1957). How was it done? It is, stylistically, later Yeats. That is, the period when the artist ha(...)

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