Imogen Stuart

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President Michael D Higgins and  Roger Doyle at a ceremony honouring the composer as a Saoi in Aosdána, in recognition of  outstanding achievement in the arts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Composer Roger Doyle, a member of Aosdána since 1986, has been been awarded the organisation’s highest honour. He was elected a Saoi earlier this year(...)

 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(...)

The RHA exhibition featured 416 Irish and international artists. Photograph: Aidan Oliver Photography

Sales dipped at this year’s annual exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), which featured a record number of artists and works of art. The R(...)

Mary Robinson’s snail plates sold for €70

“Let them eat cake”, Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France reputedly said when told her subjects were famished. Yesterday, [Tuesday, November 28t(...)

Is your idea of the perfect piece of garden art something along the lines of a classic bronze sculpture? Or do you prefer the idea of something slight(...)

The 2017 Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition. Photograph: Aidan Oliver

Ireland’s art market is booming, if figures from the annual Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) exhibition are any indication. After a dip in 2016, sales r(...)

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in  Star Wars, arrives at Belfast International Airport this morning. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Skellig Michael’s visiting season will open on Sunday, a day later than planned, due to a “major “ rockfall on the Unesco world heritage site earlier (...)

Poet Paddy Bushe, sculptor Imogen Stuart and painter Maria Simmonds-Gooding  at the Aosdána general assembly at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The proposal that Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens should film on Skellig Michael was made without reference to the Office of Public Works (OPW) (...)

Caitlyn Jenner as she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/Handout via Reuters

Ghastly, ghastly last year is over. Let’s cheer ourselves up by saying goodbye to 10 moments of high baloney from the previous 12 months. It’s the fi(...)

Imogen Stuart and Edna O’Brien: ‘Two amazing women’  being honoured ‘by their peers in the most fitting way possible for artists’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three artists were today elected to become Saoithe in Aosdána in a ceremony presided over by President Michael D Higgins. Artist Imogen Stuart and wr(...)

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