“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

Celebration: the painting that Pauline Cummins used for her mural at the National Maternity Hospital, on Holles Street in Dublin. Photograph courtesy of Pauline Cummins

Artists need publicity, although it may not always be directed towards furthering their careers. Pauline Cummins likes to remember that, as a young ar(...)