Hugh Lane

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 Eileen Gray’s modernist  home, E-1027, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the South of France, which features murals by Le Corbusier

While the Irish have a reputation for travelling the world, so too does our culture. Beyond the ubiquitous Irish pub, with its varying degrees of aut(...)

Joggers by Michael Kane

Modality of the Visible: Michael Kane Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin **** Few would have predicted the turn taken by Michael Kane in h(...)

Salvaged: one of the telegraph machines from the sunken ship   ‘Lusitania’.  Photograph: Eoin McGarry

One of the telegraph machines from the sunken ship the Lusitania has been recovered from the ocean floor off the coast of Co Cork, Minister for Herita(...)

“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(...)

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square in Dublin city is a registered charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of directors of Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery could be dissolved due to a “lack of clarity” regarding its role, a report on its structure has s(...)

Stars of the Lid, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Sunday

FRIDAY Slam Hangar, Dublin 10.30pm €15/€12 When it comes to techno luminaries, Slam’s Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle are very much in the top div(...)

The viewing tower in Smithfield Square, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few weeks ago I awoke to a radio report that a violent incident had happened in “Kevin Barry House in north inner city Dublin”. That was all listen(...)

Imagine the seven floors – all suspended from the roof, incidentally – as reading rooms, with panoramic views from the continuous runs of full-height windows, especially breathtaking from the upper levels. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

There isn’t a better location in Dublin for the new Central Library than the soon to be former Central Bank on Dame Street, just metres from College G(...)

The village of Atrani, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Photograph: Getty

It is always nice to come back from holidays having discovered something new or done something different. Often we return to the same place for years (...)

Watercolour drawing of Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge (1818) by Samuel Frederick Brocas. Image courtesy of National Library of Ireland

They have been crossing it free of charge for a whole century now, but Dubliners have a long memory. So, although it was first named in honour of th(...)

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