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Javier Abreu as Lindoro and Rachel Kelly as Isabella in Rossini’s ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

It’s a while since I heard anyone talk about never wasting a good crisis, although the idea was frequently mentioned when Ireland was in the throes of(...)

Eccles Hotel

Lights, camera, Eccles Situated in the quaint village of Glengarriff overlooking Bantry Bay and Garnish Island on the Wild Atlantic Way, Eccles Hotel(...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

 Top of the market: Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photograph  Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Even those who feel their love of art is pure are likely to feel a shiver of envy at news of insane prices fetched at auction: $110.5 million (€95 mil(...)

In December 2000, the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra paid four people to have a line tattooed on their backs. As Sierra explained it: “Four prostitute(...)

Breda Mayock preparing a banner for the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eight Ammendment. Photo: Alison Laredo

In 1989, seven members of the group Act Up broke into the New York Stock Exchange, chaining themselves to a balcony and displaying a banner that read (...)

Liz Harper from Dublin visiting the Grand Lodge room at the Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth Street, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Hickey isn’t entirely sure what a Cultural Trailblazer is, even though he is one himself. “It’s a name made up by an advertising agency, I suspect(...)

Kari Cahill and Hazel McCague are behind Tombolo, a month-long residency for eight artists on Brow Head. Photograph: Ashley Beer

When Mark Twain famously wrote of “a good walk spoiled”, he was referring to golf. But what about art in the landscape? Our roadside attractions are, (...)

Jack B Yeats, ‘From Portacloy to Rathlin O’Beirne’, at the Hunt Museum in Limerick

Ealaín National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2, July 23 nationalgallery.ie The newly refurbished National Gallery is being welcomed with love and ac(...)

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