“Work in the Visual Arts is so badly paid in Ireland – the average annual income is between €10,000 and €15,000 a year – that it is especially tricky to sustain a career, because you can’t afford childcare.”

When Amanda Coogan was beginning to think about becoming a parent, the voice of her mentor, Marina Abramovic, kept coming to mind. “If you want to be (...)

Grafting workshops can see people create 80 new apple trees for €80

“There’s something about orchards,” Seoidín O’Sullivan told a room full of people in Dublin’s Richmond Barracks last week. “They produce food and all (...)

The Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow. Photographs: Hufton + Crow

‘We’re not asking for approval on aesthetics,” says Jim Heverin, Dublin-born director at Zaha Hadid architects in London, right at the start of our co(...)

‘There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall,” Cyril Connolly wrote in Enemies of Promise, an autobiographical account of his (...)