Sergio Benedetti: a keen researcher, he was professionally very focused and demanding, and expected high standards from those around him. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

One August morning in 1990, Sergio Benedetti, who has died aged 75, walked the short distance from the National Gallery of Ireland, where he was a con(...)

Caravaggio, “The Taking of Christ”. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Dublin

Caravaggio’s great painting The Taking of Christ is dominated by a long arm of the law – that of an armour-plated Roman soldier reaching out to arrest(...)

 The Taking of Christ (cropped) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, oil on canvas. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

In his time, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was the most conspicuous example of a new kind of artist, one that has become familiar as a(...)

Caravaggio, “The Taking of Christ”. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Dublin

The subject of Walter Paget’s Birth of the Irish Republic, and the future obstetrician who appeared in it (Irishman’s Diary, November 26th), brought m(...)

‘The Taking of Christ’ by Michelangelo MerisiCaravaggio (1602). Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community, Leeson Street, Dublin who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

One of the most interesting items consigned to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ big “history” sale in Dublin next month, on the eve of the actual centenary (...)

From left: St Mary Magdalene in the Wilderness, circa 1625, by Domenichino; St Sebastian Tended by St Irene, circa 1650-52, by Luca Giordano; St Rufina (1630s) by Francisco de Zurbarán. Photographs: copyright National Gallery of Ireland

Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ****   In a way, Passion & Persuas(...)