President Michael D Higgins with   Roger Doyle at a ceremony marking the composers elevation to  Saoi by  Aosdána, which is in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts. . Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The composer Roger Doyle was made a Saoi (wise one) of Aosdána at a ceremony on Friday addressed by President Michael D Higgins. Only seven members o(...)

St Patrick’s Festival: Dublin’s main parade starts at noon on March 17th. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

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Detail from Matriline, a Kathleen Lynn Mosaic by Mary Kelly

By any standard, Kathleen Florence Lynn ranks as a hard act to follow. Insider on the Outside is a co-ordinated series of exhibitions curated by Cath(...)

Echt by Bedwyr Williams

Echt – Bedwyr Williams **** AIB Éigse Open Submission 2015 **** Post-Electric: Gimme More; Exchange; and Database ***** Visual, Carl(...)

Where did all the small things go? Contemporary street lamps are plain, the little cast-iron shamrocks and curlicues adorning their older relat(...)