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Film director Shannon Greally participating in the National Youth council of Irleland Showcase 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

How many times have you heard adults say they wish they had not given up playing the piano when they were younger? But when we’re teenagers we won’t b(...)

Conservation scientists from the University of Perugia examine the National Gallery’s painting by Daniel Maclise, “The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife” (1854)

Technology is changing the art world immensely, and most would say for the better, enabling more accurate restoration, revolutionising the ways art is(...)

The chase is on .... Noelle Kielty and Michalle Simon are chased by Catherine Simon through the streets og Galway city cntre yesterday during the Galway Fringe Festival. They were performing part of Drama Works Ireland production of Chidren of the Black Skirt.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Hansel and Gretel in the courthouse, a burlesque cabaret in a bar, tributes to writer Patrick Kavanagh and the lampooning blasphemy of Nobel laureate (...)

Sanctuary, a story of young love and romantic seclusion starring (from left) Charlene Kelly, Frank Butcher and Patrick Becker

A young couple, unable to escape the watchful eyes of their family, friends or guardians, decide that they would like some time alone together. They b(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet

The west Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry went out in a blitz of energy on Saturday, with the combined RTÉ Vanbrugh and Jupiter String Quartets i(...)

Edward Delaney’s ‘Integration’ is unveiled at Crossboyne, Co Mayo by his son Eamon Delaney. Photograph: Ronan Delaney

Sculptor Eddie Delaney’s links with the west of Ireland were marked at the weekend when an artwork by him was presented to his native town of Crossboy(...)

Hugh Maguire

Violinist and conductor Hugh Maguire, who has died aged 86, co-founded the Irish Youth Orchestra, was a distinguished chamber musician and orchestra l(...)

In these days of e-readers and smartphones, when reading has become just another screen-based activity, the visual and tactile values of the old-fashi(...)

Vadim Gluzman

To see why the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry is so special, and why it commands a listenership of more than seven million people via Euro(...)

“Teenage dreams so hard to beat.” The words from the Undertones’ joyous hymn to young love have been swabbed out by the overzealous authorities. Photograph: Pacemaker

Living in the North, you learn to value the small things that make you feel normal, the things that make you feel connected to a wider, more multi-dim(...)

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