Denisa Zima: ‘The experience that you get is invaluable.’ Photograph: Fintan Clarke.

When deciding what career to pursue after secondary school, Denisa Zima knew that a traditional university or college course was not for her. “I didn’(...)

Me Ma Healing Me, Salvatore of Lucan, winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2021

A portrait of a mother healing her son has been revealed as the winner of the 2021 Zurich Portrait Prize. Me Ma Healing Me by Salvatore of Lucan won t(...)

Wondering what Christmas present to get for the gardener in your life? Look no further. Photograph: iStock 

FROM GARDENING GLOVES AND HOUSEPLANTS TO ROSES, THERE IS SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE THIS CHRISTMAS Wondering what Christmas present to get for (...)

Thomas Ryan with some of his work at home in Ashbourne, Co Meath, March 2007. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Born: September 16th, 1929 Died: September 15th, 2021 The painter Thomas Ryan was born in the heart of Limerick. His family home was on St Joseph’s S(...)

Halyna Hutchins: the director of photography was killed when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun. Photograph: Fred Hayes/Getty

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer fatally shot by the actor Alec Baldwin on a film set in New Mexico, made a low-budget indie film in Ireland last (...)

Oscar Wilde afternoon tea

The importance of having afternoon tea Oscar Wilde famously said many things, including that he could resist everything except temptation – so it’s l(...)

Death For Only One (1937) at the home of John Kennedy © Estate of Jack B Yeats

“My soul lies in the arts. In them lies happiness,” were the words of Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), the leading revolutionary whose art collection sold (...)

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin and director of national archives Orlaith McBride at the National Archives. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, foundation document of the Irish State, will go on public display for the first time later this year. The treaty will be the (...)

Homan Potterton in the director’s office at the National Gallery of Ireland in 1986, taken from the book, 1854-2004: The Story of the National Gallery of Ireland

The late Homan Potterton’s contribution to the world of art, not just in Ireland, but also from his early tenure as assistant keeper at the National G(...)

A panel from the Ros Tapestry, which is now on display at Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny’s answer to the Bayeux Tapestry It has been more than 20 years in the making, stitched entirely by 150 volunteers all over the country, and (...)

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