Mick O Dea

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Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

Stephanie Deady, Concealed Pink I (2018, Oil on board, 22.5 x 17cm). Image courtesy of the artist

188th RHA Annual Exhibition ★★★★ Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2 If art exhibitions can seem formal affairs – where works hang prim(...)

MARIE O’HALLORAN A portrait of President Michael D Higgins by artist Mick O’Dea has been put on display in Leinster House alongside a portrait of all(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

Bassam al Sabah, TP Tendril, at Eight Gallery

Plunge – Vera Klute Standing, Still Standing – Janet Mullarney RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2 Until October 22nd and December 20th rhagallery.ie I(...)

Photographer Walter Pfeiffer once met a man from Roundstone who told him “Connemara is grey”. “Grey it certainly is on countless days in winter and o(...)

Handmade dolls from Soften the Border by Rita Duffy

Soften The Border – Rita Duffy Blacklion-Belcoo Bridge and Keegan’s Shop, Co Cavan / Co Fermanagh, Until August 13th ritaduffystudio.com Rita Duffy’(...)

Caroline McCarthy, MANSIZE, at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. Photograph: Roland Paschhoff

“I’m still not sure I understand the politics,” says an American woman at the cafe table next to me. She’s fresh from a Brexit talk by Downing Street (...)

Portraits of president of Cork Institute of Technology Dr Brendan Murphy and former chair of its governing body Dr Paddy Caffrey.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has pledged to review the way it purchases art following criticism that it spent €20,000 on portraits of its presid(...)

Artist Miranda Blennerhassett receives the RCSI silver medal from Prof John Hyland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Miranda Blennerhassett is the winner of this year’s Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) Art Award. Blennerhassett won for her installation RHA, which is(...)

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