Colin Davidson

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Former US president Bill Clinton said the Brexit vote was conducted with almost no consideration of the potential damage to the North. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images.

Former US president Bill Clinton has expressed his concern about the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland and said the vote was conducted with almost (...)

Lot 25: Tralee by Jack B Yeats an oil once owned by two former taoisigh. (estimate €150,000–€200,000)

The forthcoming Irish Art auction by deVeres at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street on March 26th will offer almost 150 lots, spanning t(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast: ‘We were keen to imbue the new building with the spirit of the old,’ says Mark Carruthers

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is 50 years old. What began as a personal crusade and grew into an important cultural movement is now one of Ireland’s leading(...)

Ruthie Ashenhurst, artist at home in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Born in Dublin, Ruthie Ashenhurst is a figurative and landscape artist. Having originally trained in fashion at the Grafton Academy in the 1970s, she (...)

Kevin Rowland: one of those interviewed in  “Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in Northern Ireland” by Stuart Bailie. Photograph: Steve Thorne/Redferns

The Northern arts world is marking the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement with a range of expressions including film, music, poetry, literary r(...)

Rev Harold Good walks in front of Dr Maurice Hayes’s coffin as its carried from St Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Amanda Ferguson in Downpatrick Former senator Dr Maurice Hayes has been remembered as “diamond standard” and a “stalwart man of Down” who believed in(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  and DUP leader Arlene Foster wave as they leave after a meeting at a hotel on the outskirts of Belfast on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton, who held separate meetings on Tuesday afternoon in Belfast with DUP and Sinn Féin leaders, has predicted that Stormo(...)

Portrait of Damien McNally by Colin Davidson:  McNally says sitting for the portrait as part of the Silent Testimony series of paintings of people who suffered loss in the Troubles was therapeutic

In June 1976 26-year-old Paul McNally, a Catholic, walked out of the bookies at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. He was with a friend. As they were(...)

Thomas O’Brien: His  brother John (23), sister-in-law Anna (22), and two nieces, Jacqueline (17 months) and Anne Marie (5 months) were killed when a no-warning car-bomb exploded on Parnell Street in Dublin.

An exhibition of 18 portraits of people whose lives were affected by the Troubles opens today in Dublin Castle for a three-month run. The “Silent Tes(...)

Felons Club in Belfast: after a meeting in the club in early January “Sinn Féin pressed a political nuclear button that has thrown Northern Ireland into uncertainty”. Photograph: from the club’s Facebook page

Inside the Felons Club in west Belfast the mood was immediately obvious. On a Saturday afternoon in early January several hundred republicans packed (...)

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