Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs from July 29th to August 6th.

While we have already had enough sunshine for about three normal Irish summers, the season is only now really getting started, so we thought we’d look(...)

 Renovated Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was the most visited free attraction in 2017. Marie-Louise Halpenny

A pint of plain remains your only man for bringing the tourists in, with the Guinness Storehouse once again proving to be the most popular fee-chargin(...)

Finding Power: Joe Caslin’s mural is a testament to a post-abortion-referendum idea of what power might mean. Photograph: Gavin Leane/National Gallery of Ireland

What is it? Finding Power is a huge mural of the writer and activist Stephen Moloney by Joe Caslin. It is part of the Roscommon-born street artist’s i(...)

Radiator billionaire  Martin Naughton:   with his family, he  has donated €25 million to a new institute at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Radiator tycoon Martin Naughton, who with his family has donated €25 million to a new institute at Trinity College Dublin, made his name as one of Ire(...)

April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

Ryanair crew Tammy Donohue, Haris Kouroumbas and (background) communications chief Robin Kiely join National Gallery director of development Gabrielle Murphy at today’s launch. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

The National Gallery of Ireland has agreed a deal with Ryanair, with the Irish airline signing on as one of its corporate partners. Ryanair will dep(...)

 Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Like anybody who has ever visited Paris, I have seen the Mona Lisa.  That’s to say, I have stood in the room where it hangs and have looked long (...)

Sergio Benedetti: a keen researcher, he was professionally very focused and demanding, and expected high standards from those around him. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

One August morning in 1990, Sergio Benedetti, who has died aged 75, walked the short distance from the National Gallery of Ireland, where he was a con(...)

The World Economic Forum Davos take place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Results: Netflix. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Dec). Tuesday Results: EasyJet, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Procter & Gamble. (...)

Harry Kernoff RHA – ‘Bottle Tower, Rathfarnham’ (1940) €2,000-€3,000

The arrival of the new year in the Irish art market doesn’t mean out with the old. Far from it. Most of the pictures in the first big art auction of 2(...)

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