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Hugh Lane Gallery director Barbara Dawson and Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK Adrian O’Neill survey the Art of Negotiation, an exhibition of John Lavery’s Anglo-Irish Treaty portraits at the Irish Embassy in London.

The white stucco-fronted house across the street from the Natural History Museum in south Kensington looks much like its handsome mid-19th centur(...)

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin and director of national archives Orlaith McBride at the National Archives. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, foundation document of the Irish State, will go on public display for the first time later this year. The treaty will be the (...)

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with(...)

‘Pass Freely’, a large mural by Asbestos in collaboration with Hugh Lane Gallery. Photograph: Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin has collaborated with a street artist to install a mural paying tribute to lives lost to Covid-19 in Ireland during th(...)

Jonathan Swift. A first edition of his 1726 masterpiece will feature in Bonham’s Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in New York on Thursday June 17th. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On February 18th this year, cheers erupted around the world while viewers watched Nasa’s Perseverance robot land on Mars. It was the 10th-ever landing(...)

A new system of contact tracing has joined the Crawford’s  arsenal of Covid-19 compliance. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Sometimes delays do not mean all is lost. And sometimes art finds its moment. Just opened at Cork’s Crawford Art Gallery, Doug Fishbone’s exhibition, (...)

Dr Audrey Whitty, head of collections, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discuss the pen used by Michael Collins to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 at the launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme, including funding for a major new project, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Glasnevin wall, which is intended to mark all of those who died between the Easter Rising in 1916 and the Civil War, should be finished, Tánaiste (...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar  launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 programme at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The forthcoming programme for the Decade of Centenaries will remember everybody who died in the Irish Revolution “irrespective of uniform”, Taoiseach (...)

 Patrick Bamford: “It’s amazing the amount of uproar that comes into the game when somebody’s pockets are getting hurt.” Photograph: Clive Brunskill / AFP

Further to Ray Burke’s Diary yesterday on the 1956 Tate Gallery theft, an interesting but lesser reported aspect of that crime was the paternal backgr(...)

Detail from Jour d’été (Summer’s Day) by Berthe Morisot (1879). National Gallery, London. An audacious theft 65 years ago this month highlighted the controversy over the Hugh Lane bequest.

Claims that there is no such thing as a victimless crime were undermined audaciously by a handful of Irish university students in London 65 years ago (...)

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