Bookseller Bob Johnston at home in his Malahide cottage. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Brighton born Bob Johnston has lived in Dublin for almost 20 years. In 2009 he set up The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, followed by a second branch i(...)

Bill Canning: “Victorian art has stood the test of time – the artists had great skill and could tell a story”

What do you do? I’m a director of Kilkenny Fine Art which specialises in high-quality and highly collectable Victorian art and furniture, especiall(...)

Detail from The Curved Street (Youghal) by John Doherty

THE RESPECTFUL DISTANCE  Michael Canning Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin May 5th-June 16th, oliversearsgallery.com ★★★★ IN A GARDEN I ONCE KNEW (...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

One of the lovely things about summer is getting to see art in the outdoors, without freezing your faculties off in the process. Just outside C(...)

Pride of place: artists Jack Donovan and John Shinnors  in front of Donovan’s Suzannah and the Elders (1975) at the ‘Personal Choice’ exhibition.  Photograph: Alan Place.

The artist Jack Donovan has a special place in the history of Limerick School of Art and Design. A student there from 1951, he was appointed it(...)