Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Evan Swayne with his mother Paula The National Gallery of Ireland launched a dynamic display entitled ‘The Much More Magnificent Seven - LauraLynn at the Abbey Theatre’. PHotograph: Maxwell Photography Dublin

Paula Swayne has watched her son Luke (14) play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park, and she has cheered Luke’s little sister, Ruby (10), at gymnast(...)

Johannes Vermeer: Girl With a Pearl Earring. Photograph: Mauritshuis/Google Arts & Culture/New York Times

Johannes Vermeer, whose acute eye captured the quiet beauty of Dutch domestic life, was not a prolific artist: just 36 paintings are widely acknowledg(...)

Andrew Shannon

A man previously jailed for damaging a €10 million Monet painting has received a two year sentence for handling an oil painting stolen from a stately (...)

Minister  Josepha Madigan with author Sinead Moriarty at the announcement in the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Tony Maxwell/Maxwells

A new bursary scheme for women artists, named for the revolutionary and first female minister Constance Markievicz, has been announced. Minister for (...)

Shark tank: Damien Hirst with his piece Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in 2013.  Photograph: Natalie Naccache/New York Times

Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)

‘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(...)

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