The Percy French memorial artwork in Newcastle, Co Down, designed by Andrew Todd. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The coronavirus epidemic is proving again the wisdom of Blaise Pascal’s famous lament: “All the troubles in the world stem from man’s inability to sit(...)

Three of the new stamps celebrating groundbreaking Irish women. Photograph: An Post

A magazine editor, a Hollywood actress, an aviator, an Olympian and an artist are set to appear on a new set of colourful stamps which have been issue(...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

The Government also plans to publish new patient safety legislation after Cabinet today. Photograph: iStock

An opportunity to identify 159 women’s cervical cancers was missed by CervicalCheck, an independent review of tests carried out by the screening progr(...)

Head of a Child (Summer) by Gottfried Helnwein

The forthcoming Sotheby’s Irish Art sale in London on November 19th features some important paintings which have not been seen in public – some in ove(...)

Roland Mouret: Just having his words wash over you is like being swathed in a delicious fabric. Photograph: Zoe Law

Roland Mouret and Dragana Jurisic are having a love-in. We’re sitting in the members’ room at the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the fashion designer an(...)

Sleeper of the Adam’s Asian sale was a Ceylonese ivory casket which sold for €23,000 against an estimate of €1,500- €2,500

Auction results TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH John Weldon Temple Bar, Jewellery sale Emerald ring set with diamond shoulders 10.40cts €17,000, antique gold (...)

Presumed Irish, George II Walnut and Rouge Royal marble wine cooler (1740) achieved $43,750 through Sotheby's

Auction results Sotheby’s New York Furniture Silver and Ceramic Sale Irish Silver Salver, John Hamilton $12,500, Rare Irish silver octagonal sugar b(...)

Hide and Seek in the Devil's Garden by Michael Hutter which will be shown by Gallery X

The temporary installation of a work by street artist and illustrator Joe Caslin in the Courtyard gallery at the National Gallery creates a stunning c(...)

Artist Fergus Ryan with his subject Kassandra Karema and the resulting portrait of Kassandra, which he submitted for a 189th RHA annual exhibition this year. Sales at the exhibition hit a post-financial crash high. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sales at Ireland’s bellwether exhibition of art hit a 11-year high this year, with a significant jump in demand for more expensive pieces. The Royal (...)

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