Cecily Brennan, Melancholia, 2005, Video. Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art

Never mind the pandemic; as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) marks its 30th birthday, it is a tricky time for museums the world over. What, after(...)

When the horse Vonolel died in Dublin 102 years ago, he was buried with full military honours

One of the things we all learn as schoolchildren is that history repeats itself. But you know you’re getting old when it repeats in your own lifetime,(...)

The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now, Imma: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary runs until the end of the year at the museum’s home base in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. Photograph: Tom Honan

Call me a homophobic, misogynistic, climate-change-denying reincarnation of Cecil Rhodes if you must, but there’s something dispiriting about the rel(...)

Club Chroma Chlorologia at Imma

Dublin’s a sight for sore eyes this summer. The capital is coming down with culture and packed with great experiences for all the family to enjoy. Bes(...)

A new system of contact tracing has joined the Crawford’s  arsenal of Covid-19 compliance. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Sometimes delays do not mean all is lost. And sometimes art finds its moment. Just opened at Cork’s Crawford Art Gallery, Doug Fishbone’s exhibition, (...)

The Irish Museum of Modern Art was one of the recipients under a  €1m Government fund. File photograph: George Munday/Design Pics/Perspectives/Getty

Museums and galleries could reopen in the “coming weeks”, Minister for Arts Catherine Martin has said. Ms Martin said the reopening of the arts will (...)

Organist Fergal Caulfield rehearsing on stage at National Concert Hall for a special performance of Faure’s Requiem dedicated to victims of Covid-19. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Ireland’s national cultural institutions, normally filled with thousands of visitors each month, have been left empty for much of the past year as a r(...)

The late Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional correspondent with this column

I was sad to hear over Christmas of the death of Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional (...)

Google’s Santa Tracker lets you build a whole Santa village

’Tis the season to be jolly, but this year it will be in a socially distant way. The 12 pubs of Christmas has been replaced with the five levels of re(...)

Model of a pedestrianised entrance to Phoenix Park by Denis Byrne Architects.

Imagining a better Dublin in the future by looking at its history In Dublin by Design, a new book exploring the origins and future of Ireland’s (...)

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