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 (...)

Double Portrait, 1985-86, by Lucien Freud. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/IMMA

As Ireland’s museums and galleries reopen, here’s a look at what’s on the walls. Some galleries are operating timed entries and ticketing systems, so (...)

Galway International Arts Festival: Covid-19 stopped the event going ahead as planned for the first time in its 43-year-history. Photograph :Andrew Downes/xposure

Significant additional funding for the arts will be required in 2021 to address the extreme challenges the sector faces in the wake of the coronavirus(...)

Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. Imma  has off-site storage in OPW warehouse.  File photograph.

The storage facility holding the State’s multi-million euro collection of modern art falls “significantly below international museum standards” and wa(...)

Irish Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Photograph: George Munday/Design Pics/Perspectives/Getty

For anyone who ever thought that arts and culture were elitist pastimes, think again. Seasoned savers know that you can get culturally rich on the tig(...)

Two Travellers, Jack B Yeats (1942). Courtesy of the Tate

What is it? A 1942 painting by Jack B Yeats (1871-1957). How was it done? It is, stylistically, later Yeats. That is, the period when the artist ha(...)

 Kathleen Harkin (93) and her daughter Margo. Photograph: Trevor McBride

On display in a Kent gallery are 20 papier-mache effigies, the voices of Syrian former prisoners, and Derry women who marched for civil rights. All (...)

Elaine Hoey, Imaginary_State(s), 2019, live virtual reality performance/installation, 12 mins. Photograph: Elaine Hoey

Overwhelming passion, tons of sex, or a brand new kitchen: desire can manifest in many forms. When the book, des/Ire: Designing Houses for Contemporar(...)

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