‘Clown by Candlelight’ by Mary Swanzy is on show at the ‘Circus250: Art of the Show’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland.

It’s not often that picture of a clown stops me in my tracks because it reminds me of me. But it happened when I found myself in front of Mary Swanzy’(...)

Blaise Smith, My Parents, Allen and Elizabeth Smith, 2018

Work by all 25 artists shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize will go on view in the Portrait Gallery of the National Gallery of Ireland from Satur(...)

Here in Ireland we love our greens. Sure don’t we have 40 shades – and more – at our disposal? However, despite checking out colour charts from the (...)

The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Air-France KLM, Manchester United Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Aug); UK GDP fig(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

The artist Leyho drew on his great-grand-uncle’s wartime notebook, his father’s historical research and war photographer François Bost’s images.

Leyho: Chiens Bleus, Chiens Gris ★★★ Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark St, Dublin. Olivier Cornet reckons he was about six years old when he f(...)

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(...)

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