Have you seen this painting? Girl in the Sand (1950) is one of the ‘lost’ works by Una Watters

It was a wet windy Monday morning in December when we arrived at the Emerald Ballroom in Ballinasloe. We weren’t there for the dancing. We were on a q(...)

 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys with Hughie O’Donoghue at the opening of his exhibition, part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Seven fire-breathing insects oblivious to the worst of the Atlantic elements prepared to take to the streets of Galway last night, as Minister for Ar(...)