An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

There’s a wonderful tableau in the new Irish historical film Citizen Lane depicting Hugh Lane’s wildly ambitious vision for Dublin: architect Edwin La(...)

George “AE” Russell: ‘Self-Portrait’ (1923)

Although renowned as a poet and mystic, George “AE” Russell had a strongly practical side too. Some of his life’s best work was done via a day job wit(...)

John Behan’s “The Bull of Easter II”: “an ingenious amalgam of biology and technology”

John Behan: Past and Present Solomon Fine Art, Dublin **** He may be in his late 70s, but John Behan, recognised as one of Ireland’s leading sculpt(...)

April 1874. Crowds gather outside Nadar’s studio in the Boulevard des Capucines, lent by the photographer for the first Impressionist exhibitio(...)

Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins photographed at an Spiddéal. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Tributes were paid to the work of Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins in her native city yesterday when a bronze casting of one of her poems was unvei(...)

George Moore (1852-1933) by Édouard Manet

The Irish writer George Moore (1852-1933) said Paris was his “Oxford and Cambridge”. Although he inhabited the French capital for only seven years, fr(...)