Paula Murphy

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Laurence Campbell with a bust that was the last work he submitted to the Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition. If Frank Beatty, a barrister, was indeed the sitter, then why had a portrait been commissioned? Photograph: Courtesy of RHA

In May 1955, sculptor Laurence Campbell showed a bust titled Frank Beatty, Esq, at the annual exhibition of the Royal Hibernian Academy. It was not fo(...)

Gardaí objected to bail for the accused Steven Sylvester citing the seriousness of the case and flight risk concerns.

A father-of-one has been charged over a €190,000 invoice redirect fraud targeting firms from Hong Kong, Finland and the United States. Steven Sylves(...)

Detail from a Jacob Lawrence painting showing southern African-Americans at a railway station buying train tickets for Chicago, New York and St Louis. Some six million black southerners in the US had left the land of their birth and moved to the industrial north in search of a better life. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute recently hosted a panel on “Migration and its Artistic Representation”. While this (...)

The states were reinstated outside the front of the Shelbourne Hotel overnight. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The owners of the Shelbourne Hotel have reinstalled four statues that were removed in the mistaken belief two of them were representations of slave wo(...)

The haul was located in several premises in the Finglas area of north Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Revenue

Thousands of euro in cash seized alongside a shipment of illicit cigarettes is suspected of being intended to fund criminal activity, Revenue officers(...)

The statues were removed in July in the mistaken belief that two of them were representations of slave women. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

No date has been set for the restoration of the Shelbourne Hotel statues because of the delicate nature of the worked needed to be done to them. Dubl(...)

One of the  statues,  removed by the Shelbourne Hotel - which will now be put back.

The owners of the Shelbourne Hotel are to reinstall four statues which were removed in the mistaken belief that two of them were representations of sl(...)

A piece by Gabriel Hayes at the entrance to the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher in Cork. Hayes was one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th century.

Sculpture is a hot topic right now. It is an ideal time to look at the life and work of one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th ce(...)

Sil Fox at home: ‘I just want to get back to telling a gag and making people happy.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Sil Fox hasn’t really been himself since the day in early 2019 When he got a phone call asking him to come down to a Garda station There’s no gu(...)

Sil Fox at Dublin District Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I first heard about the allegation against Sil Fox when I was reporting Brendan Grace’s funeral in July 2019. Poor Sil, people said, dropping their vo(...)

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