Artist Seán McSweeney, who died on Saturday. File photograph: RTÉ

Many in the Irish art world and beyond were saddened to hear of the death at the age of 82 of artist Seán McSweeney on Saturday. An immensely popula(...)

Ros Walshe would love to have a Howard Hodgkin to look at in her living room. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As creative director of Avoca and part of the team behind the new Avoca store in Dunboyne, Ros Walshe’s broad design experience has gone from clothes (...)

Artist Howard Hodgkin, who has died at the age of 84. File photograph: Justin Setterfield/LOCOG/PA Wire

Celebrated British painter Howard Hodgkin has died at the age of 84, the Tate has said. The artist died on Thursday “peacefully in hospital in London(...)

Untitled by Paul Doran (2016)

Paul Doran Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin ★★★★★ With his MA exhibition in 2001, Paul Doran established himself as a significant presence in contemporary(...)

Tow Path (2001) by TP Flanagan, included in SB Kennedy’s TP Flanagan: Painter of Light and Landscape

GEMMA TIPTON What would you like in your stocking? I have been lusting after a set of Irish artist John Gerrard’s Bone Cutlery for years. They’d fit n(...)

Rich Gilligan’s exhibition DIY

A brooding presence at the centre of the Absolut Gallery on the Headford Road, John Gerrard’s Cuban Schools offers a melancholy vision of a system in (...)

Songwriter Julie Feeney’s first foray into opera, “explosive” South African theatre, Australian circus and a “Big Top Night at the Proms” are among th(...)