Kenny Des

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Untitled Gauze Painting by Kohei Nakata

Four perspectives on contemporary Irish art, as selected by Brian Duggan, Sarah Glennie, Jenny Haughton and Declan Long. Pallas Projects Gallery, 115-(...)

Crime writer Ken Bruen photographed in his native Galway city in 2003. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The story has been told before but deserves another airing. One evening, close on 30 years ago for us, herself and myself were in the Galway Arms, a g(...)

‘Independent bookshops have a deep engagement with the culture of their city and country and they can reflect that in their stock.’ Maurice Earls of Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For anyone who is serious about reading, the local bookshop is a vital outlet for nourishing their love of literature. It is a place where they can(...)

Former Irish Times bridge correspondent George Ryan at a book signing. Photograph: Kevin McMahon, Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway

‘Can I have a quiet word?” Bookseller Des Kenny’s heart sank as he knew he had no money on him when he was approached at work one Saturday morning by (...)

Campaign groups have called on the Government to introduce a national vision strategy to help prevent eye disease. Photograph: PA

A proper strategy to deal with preventable eye diseases could save the State €76 million a year, it has been claimed. A new report by th(...)

The view with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and the view with 20:20 vision.Photographs: Courtesy of National Council for the Blind in Ireland

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in people aged over 50 in Ireland. The condition affects the macula, a small(...)

Bank of Ireland has been criticised for not making allowances for visually impaired people under its new fee structure which is to be rolled out later(...)