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(...)

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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(...)

Diamond three-stone ring – “the property of a distinguished Irish lady”,  €9,000-€12,000 at Weldon’s

The first jewellery auctions of the year take place in Dublin this week. First up, John Weldon Auctioneers on Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar on Tuesday, (...)

‘Adoration of the Shepherds’ by  Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685)

What is it? It is an Old Master painting, The Adoration of the Shepherds by 17th-century Dutch artist Adriaen van Ostade. The oil-on-canvas was made(...)

Digital creations at EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin’s newest museum, which has been shortlisted for the European Museum of the Year Award

The National Gallery of Ireland has been nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious museum accolades, the annual European Museum of the Year Aw(...)

Russborough House is  currently closed for urgent electrical and other works. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Alfred Beit Foundation has reached an agreement with the British Revenue Commissioners, the Arts Council of England and the UK culture secretary K(...)

The G.P.O. 1916 by Thomas Ryan

In 1966 a young Irish artist decided to create his own commemoration of the 1916 Rising as the State celebrated the event’s 50th anniversary. Thomas R(...)

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