Sean Mcsweeney

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Writer Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018  for her book, Milkman, at the Guildhall on October 16th, 2018 in London. Photograph: Frank Augstein/ WPA Pool/Getty

Man Booker prize winner Anna Burns is one of six new members elected to Aosdána. Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, elected its(...)

Life cast Masks of David Bowie by Joe Murray (€500-€700), Morgan O’Driscoll.

Although the Irish art market appears to be heading towards recovery since the economic crash, it still remains a fickle world. Take, for example, Flo(...)

Sean McSweeney takes a late free during Limerick’s heavy McGrath Cup defeat to Cork. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Limerick 0-07 Cork 3-15 Neither manager will have learned much from this awfully one-sided McGrath Cup semi-final at Rathkeale as the Cork romped to (...)

 Barber Arthur McGuinness, of McGuinness’s Barber Shop in Glasnevin (estd 1910) works on Frank Briscoe of Finglas as an impatient Santa Claus looks on. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times
A poem for Christmas

The city clocks declare it’s time to close all shops, swap the treadmill for The Wizard of Oz, drop the heavy load and follow the Wise Men wh(...)

Mayo captain Cillian O’Connor scores one of his three goals in the victory over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Limerick 3-7 Mayo 5-19 Mayo have been accused in the past of lacking that ruthless streak when it comes to putting teams away but they answered those(...)

 Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring a goal against Limerick. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Mayo 5-19 Limerick 3-7 The sun was shining at the Gaelic Grounds this evening but it rained goals on Limerick, who exited the championship on a disap(...)

Artist Seán McSweeney, who died on Saturday. File photograph: RTÉ

Many in the Irish art world and beyond were saddened to hear of the death at the age of 82 of artist Seán McSweeney on Saturday. An immensely popula(...)

Limerick’s Danny Neville  challenged by Clare’s Cian O’Dea during the Munster football championship quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Limerick 0-14 Clare 1-23 Clare made short work of the Limerick footballers to earn a Munster senior football championship semi-final against Kerry, b(...)

Limerick’s Seán O’Dea chases down Clare’s  Jamie Malone during the Munster SFC quarter-final at the  Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Limerick 0-14 Clare 1-23 Clare were convincing winners at the Gaelic Grounds as Eoin Cleary’s five points helped them into a Munster football semi-f(...)

Detail still from Promisings 2013 by Elaine Reynolds at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

Cliona Harmey, Seán Molloy, David Quinn Solstice Arts Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co Meath. Until October 13th. solsticeartscentre.ie I like th(...)

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