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Children playing board games in The Ark, Eustace Street, D2. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A few months ago my nephew Stanley challenged me to a game of Connect Four. I let him win, of course; I don’t get to see Stanley very often because he(...)

V&A trustee: the Irish fashion designer Jonathan Anderson. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty

The Irish fashion designer Jonathan Anderson has been appointed to the board of the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. The creative director of J(...)

A scene from the ‘Dublin Apocalypse’ manuscript. Photograph: Board of Trinity College Dublin

Medieval society was both fascinated and appalled by the prospect of the apocalypse as outlined in the Book of Revelations. The last, and one of the(...)

Lot: 170: Miss Dorothy Styles by Sir William Orpen, €45,276-€67,914, Sotheby’s

Forthcoming auctions Until January 21st: Morgan O’Driscoll Online Irish Art Auction, 251 works, including Basil Blackshaw, John Shinnors and Evie Ho(...)

Chester Beatty Library: Simurgh rescues Zal in an ink-and-gold illustration from the Iranian epic The Book of Kings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I have my hands behind my back in the reference section of the Chester Beatty Library, a pen in one of them. I am terrified that I will topple over an(...)

Brenda Malone, a curator at the National Museum of Ireland, holds a poster used by campaigners during the  recent abortion referendum. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

The day after Ireland’s recent abortion referendum, Brenda Malone woke up early, walked to her car and took a stepladder and some wire cutters out of (...)

The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

‘Elephants Watering Amongst Water Lilies, Ceylon’

Two watercolour paintings of 19th century Ceylon – today known as Sri Lanka – by an Irish artist, are to go under the hammer in a travel-related aucti(...)

The city was a magnet for the talented and desperate from all over the country and for enterprising immigrants like George Frideric Handel.   Artwork: Painting by Thom; Photograph by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

Dwarfing every other town and city in Britain, it was the greatest metropolis in Europe, richer and more populous than Paris, Naples or Amsterdam. The(...)

Recruiters in London warned this week that the city is “haemorrhaging talent” as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, with the (...)

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