Alan Phelan

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Sonic arrangements in the infinite fill, by Candida Powell-Williams, a Void Offsites project for Void Gallery, 2020. Image courtesy of Tansy Cowley and Void Gallery

It must be uncomfortably precarious being up on a pedestal these days. As tensions spill over into action and whitewashed views of history are finally(...)

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 (...)

Aideen Barry’s Not to be Known: a single channel performative film from 2015

What were your cultural highlights? Aideen Barry’s Brittlefield at RHA in July: dark shards turned into private viewing experiences of worlds where (...)

At a preview of the IMMA Collection; Freud Project 2016-2021 which will open to the public on Friday 21st October, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? Mick O’Dea did well in getting his outstanding 1916 show in early, in January, before an end(...)

Vera Bremerton’s Leviathan, in which venison is sewn on canvas

As art cults go, you couldn’t invent Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art). NSK formed in 1984 in the then Socialist Republic of Slovenia, part (...)

Town, Country, People (1985-86) by Locky Morris

Two Birds/One Stone – Various artists Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin ★★★★ Two Birds/One Stone concludes with Albanian artist Adrian Paci’s memorable vi(...)

Heroes and blood sacrifice: Roger Casement as envisioned in Alan Phelan’s Our Kind

Having never been a fan of parades or raking up the past, I was worried in the early weeks of 2016. I wondered if the anniversary programming of Irela(...)

Little Green Cars

FRIDAY Little Green Cars Whelan’s, Dublin 8pm €23 whelanslive.com The difference three years can make: Irish band Little Green Cars have been put t(...)

Alan Phelan: “I found most start-ups had limited management experience and were generally selling out very early to multinationals. As a result, Ireland is not ending up with enough technology companies of a decent size.”

In 2005, Carrick-on-Shannon born Alan Phelan and his business partner, Seán McKeague, sold their UK-based telecommunications company for £20.7 million(...)