John Ruskin

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CGI artist’s impression of the Prism building, Cork

“If Apple was coming to Cork today it wouldn’t be going up to Hollyhill; it would be directed to all that space in the docklands which, incidentally, (...)

John Ruskin in 1882

More than 20 years before his nightmare in Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde had a rather happier experience of hard labour in England.  For two months (...)

Under the new rules, providers of certain investment products have to publish key investor documents

Given the significance of life companies in the Irish investment market, new rules aimed at making it easier for savers and investors across Europe t(...)

Dakota Fanning: “If you’re not challenging yourself, that’s no fun.” Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

For the longest time, Dakota Fanning was framed as an “old soul” by her invariably impressed co-stars. Glenn Close deployed the phrase when, in 2005, (...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba.  Courtesy of the artist and Pratt Contemporary

Many centuries ago a young Portuguese girl was said to have been so determined to remain chaste, she prayed to be made ugly. God granted her a beard. (...)

Irish architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey at home in Rathmines. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey received texts, emails and tweets over the last few weeks as their names were carefully carved on to the marble wa(...)

Bethel Terrace, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Address: Bethel Terrace, Greystones, Co Wicklow Agent: McGovern Estates Built in 1820 as part of the La Touche Estate, this house has been divided int(...)

Timothy Spall as JMW Turner in Mike Leigh’s . Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

There is a scene about two-thirds of the way through Mike Leigh’s extraordinary study of JMW Turner when the painter, who is currently taking a lun(...)

Timothy Spall as Joseph Mallard William Turner in ‘Mr Turner’

You could be forgiven for thinking that the visual arts and cinema were made for each other. And there are some great films about artists, fictiona(...)

Nothing can quite prepare you for the porcine nature of Timothy Spall’s Turner
Review: Mr Turner

Mike Leigh enthusiasts will already be wondering how his study of JMW Turner, perhaps England’s most celebrated painter, fits into a canon characteris(...)

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