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(...)

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 (...)

 Caravaggio, The Taking  of Christ (detail). Courtesy of National Gallery of Ireland.

In the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising, the defeated rebels were gathered in the gardens of the Rotunda Hospital. Some 250 of them were cramp(...)

Don Conroy: ‘If in my own small way I can distract people, and entertain them, with a few drawings and sketches and stories, I’ll be happy’

For many of us in the coronavirus lockdown, one of the things that soothes us is to watch Don Conroy, the former children’s television staple, drawing(...)

Caravaggio Tableaux Vivants by Ludovica Rambelli Teatro.

Beauty will save the world, Dostoevsky wrote. And even though it may be futile as a weapon against coronavirus, beauty can help make the lockdown bear(...)

 Visitors to Dublin sit in a coffee shop on St Stephens Green on the eve of St Patrick’s Day ahead of what will be a very scaled back national holiday due to the coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Following the cancellation of all the St Patrick’s Day parades due to take place across the State on Tuesday, and in light of restrictions on social g(...)

George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869),fungi collected,   Derry, 1837.Watercolour and pencil on paper, Courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Pioneering Irish artists are at the heart of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art, spanning almost(...)

Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova, Fran Halpin and Niamh O’Connor, the three emerging female Irish artists taking part in the $€X¥ Gstaad exhibition, organised by ArtsFemin

Three emerging Irish women artists have been invited to exhibit their works in Gstaad, the Swiss winter fairyland famed for snowy slopes, gingerbread (...)

Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

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