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RTÉ One’s Wexford-set drama ‘Clean Break’ starring (l-r) Damien Molony, Kelly Thornton, Adam Fergus and Aidan McArdle. The four-parter will be one of the highlights of the channel’s new season, which is being launched today.

One of the first things RTÉ One channel controller Adrian Lynch admits is that he would like more drama – “big drama”, as he calls it. Ireland’s publi(...)

     The Hyde Park monument mirrors the places where the four London bombs went off and has 52 stainless steel columns, each representing a victim

The process of architecture is one of improvisation, says Andy Groarke of Carmody Groarke architects, kicking off the third season of the Newnownext (...)

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Graham Norton signed off on his BBC chat show last week saying George Clooney is soon to be a guest. He’s not just showing off (well, maybe a little),(...)

Detail from Dance with the Devil by Conor Harrington

Six years have passed since the elusive king of street art Banksy and his former founding agent/public face Steve Lazarides parted company, but tha(...)

Dublin-born artist Duncan Campbell  after winning the prestigious Turner Prize, presented by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, at the Tate Britain Gallery in London tonight. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell has won the Turner Prize for a film which uses the image of an IRA man shot by the Parachute Regiment that later ado(...)

Annie Sloan with her husband David Manuel, who runs the business with her; son Felix Sloan, a graphic designer and creative director of the company; Lizzy Brown, Felix’s partner, who is the company’s marketing manager, and Anne Sloan’s first grandchild, Willow. Photographs: Fresh Style Hoffman and Stephen Devries

Annie Sloan is considered the queen of paint. Her chalk paint brand was established 24 years ago, but it took the banking crisis of 2010 for it to bec(...)

Dazzling: a visitor with Kyung A Ham’s silk embroidery Greedy Is Good, at this autumn’s Frieze Art Fair in London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Sometimes these days, when I’m going around art exhibitions, I find myself feeling grumpy, miserable and hopeless. This is bit like the feeling you ge(...)

Navigating the art world: gallery visitors shouldn’t face bamboozling language. Photograph: Rodney Zandbergs/Lonely Planet/Getty
White cube, white noise

Have you ever wandered into an exhibition and thought, Ah, yes, this really does problematise the aesthetics of space? Do you sit down on a Saturday e(...)

Turner Prize nominees Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photograph: Trevor McBride

The most surprising thing about this year’s Turner Prize exhibition, which opened last night, is that it’s taking place in Derry. It’s a far-flung ven(...)

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