A basking shark off the coast of Baltimore, Cork. Photograph: Getty images

“We need to get to know sharks better,” says artist Dorothy Cross. “There are 35 different types swimming in Irish waters, and yet we’re largely obliv(...)

Winner of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020. Is this Normal? by Eva McParland (14). Photograph: Roy Hewson/National Gallery of Ireland

Anna Purna Kambhampaty, in a Time Magazine feature headlined How art movements tried to make sense of the world in the wake of the 1918 flu pandemic, (...)

Painting Dublin: detail from Winetavern Street, 1934, by Harry Kernoff; The Fishmarket, Patrick Street, 1893 by Walter Frederick Osborne; The Leinster Market, c.1915, by  Estella Frances Solomons,

Before now, emphasis was placed on rural landscape and western seaboard in Irish art. KATHRYN MILIGAN'S book has taken a different approach Art (...)

Zurich Portrait Prize 2020: a detail from Portrait of a Boy, Morning by Aidan Crotty

A portrait capturing an eight-year-old boy and his time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, which became the inspiration for a painting by his fathe(...)

Patrick MacDowell: he devoted himself mainly to sculpting portrait busts and what art historians refer to as “ideal subjects”

Ireland has produced some notable sculptors, one of the finest of whom was Patrick MacDowell, who died 150 years ago on December 9th. Although he work(...)

Daniel O’Neill’s Horseman, Pass By will feature at Adam’s Important Irish Art sale (Lot 23, €20,000-€30,000)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irish artist Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) who was born in Belfast. To celebrate, two events were p(...)

Choreographer Liz Roche: among those admitted to Aosdána’s circle of 250 artists due to vacancies arising in the last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Author Kevin Barry, film-maker Pat Collins, architect Valerie Mulvin and painter Mairead O’hEocha are among new members elected to artists’ associatio(...)

The major restoration of the Old Library in Trinity College will involve the conservation and protection of the 18th-century building and its historic collections, as well as the development of  new research collections, a study centre and an  immersive exhibition for visitors. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

A major redevelopment and restoration of the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin, home to the Book of Kells and more than 350,000 rare books, has be(...)

If you were christened “Michael Angelo”, as was Michael Angelo Hayes, who was born 200 years ago on July 25th, the chances are probably reasonable to (...)

Lydia Gratis, Nick Reynolds, Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle, Aghogho Sophie Okpara and Nubi Kay. Photograph: Tom Honan

GINA AKPE-MOSES Gina Akpe-Moses is a 21-year-old athlete who came to Ireland from Nigeria at the age of three. From a very early stage, Akpe-Moses sh(...)

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