Robert Ballagh

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 Artist Robert Ballagh rejected claims that his recent letter to The Irish Times on ‘outsiders’ in Irish arts management smacked of jingoism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Robert Ballagh’s recent intervention in the debate over the funding of the Abbey Theatre was shot down by many commentators but the artist is not for (...)

Dubliner Fergus Linehan, director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rachel O’Riordan from Cork is just about to take up the job of artistic director of one of London’s major theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith, having prev(...)

 Robert Ballagh:  his assertion that “practically every national cultural institution is being managed by an outsider” is “incorrect”, said a spokesperson for Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, has said she “very much regrets” the nationality of the directors of the Abbey Theatre being highlighted in(...)

Writer John Boyne in his Rathfarnham home which won the Celebrity Home of the Year 2019 title. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Early on in Celebrity Home of the Year (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35pm), a programme that cunningly combines our nation’s two main subjects of worship, th(...)

Check out Eleanor McEvoy’s  period redbrick home in Dublin 8.

When you finally tire of Christmas movies and the endless re-runs, make a date with RTÉ’s Celebrity Home of the Year, a show that takes viewers into t(...)

Robert Ballagh. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

From the moment Robert Ballagh opens the door to his studio, there’s no mistaking who works there. The front room of the small house in Dublin’s north(...)

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

 American molecular biologist and  co-discoverer of the structure of DNA James Watson: Trump has not been good for science. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is clear that the pursuit of greatness has driven James Watson throughout his remarkable life. It was an essential motivator in his part in the di(...)

Full moon in Galway? Photograph: Galway International Arts Festival/Facebook

A “bridge” made of cardboard mounted on kayaks over the river Corrib and a “gargantuan” newspaper installation by Turner prize-nominated artist David (...)

Brian O’Doherty One Here Now at Sirius Cobh

The galleries at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh have to be some of the most beautiful in Ireland. The arched windows of the former Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

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