Mock operating theatre/intensive care units at the RCSI’s York Street facility. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lucina lies in labour on a hospital bed screaming for an epidural even though she can feel no pain. She is Ireland’s only “birthing mannequin”, a €75,(...)

At a preview of the IMMA Collection; Freud Project 2016-2021 which will open to the public on Friday 21st October, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? Mick O’Dea did well in getting his outstanding 1916 show in early, in January, before an end(...)

Piece by Anita Groener in Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Over the last two years, a number of artists, Irish or with strong Irish links, have participated in Facebook’s artist-in-residence programme and/or m(...)

Paul Gregg’s  Amorphous, 2006, plastic and helium: at the RHA Gallagher Gallery

To Swallow a Ball – Vanessa Donoso López The Lab, Dublin ***** There’s a temporary air to Vanessa Donoso López’s show at The Lab. Appropriately so (...)

Detail from And When Did You Last See Your Father by Abigail O’Brien

RHA 185th Annual Exhibition Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin ****   “To survive is to win,” the Chinese film director Zhang Yi(...)

Rosita Boland What would you like in your stocking? The attention span I used to have, plus the focus to read several books a month. All(...)