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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 (...)

The RHA exhibition featured 416 Irish and international artists. Photograph: Aidan Oliver Photography

Sales dipped at this year’s annual exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), which featured a record number of artists and works of art. The R(...)

The 2017 Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition. Photograph: Aidan Oliver

Ireland’s art market is booming, if figures from the annual Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) exhibition are any indication. After a dip in 2016, sales r(...)

Visitors  at the 186th RHA annual exhibition, includes painting, sculpture, photography, print, drawing and architectural models. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sales at this year’s RHA annual exhibition were down on 2015 although the event attracted record visitor numbers. The €372,555 in total sales this y(...)

’Essentially, politics has to change, and quickly. Or risk alienating people altogether’

Politics is a mess. That’s a well-known fact. The young people, generally, don’t care, and the adults wish they didn’t have to. Career politics has mo(...)