After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

Herald Angel winners: Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s production of Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Irish productions have won awards and excellent reviews at the month-long Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which have j(...)

Villa E1027 by Eileen Gray

Summer 1926. The Irish designer Eileen Gray, age 48, begins work on a holiday dream home for her lover, the Romanian art critic and architect Jean Bad(...)

The Humours of Bandon

At the Imagining Ireland concert at the Barbican earlier this month, Paul Noonan of BellX1 described the multifaceted gig as “a photograph of some of (...)

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Laura Hutton/File/Collins

There is “huge disappointment” across the arts sector at its 2018 budget allocation, the chair of the Arts Council has said. Sheila Pratschke said t(...)

Angela Dorgan, head of First Music Contact and organiser of the annual Hard Working Class Heroes festival. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Angela Dorgan has been called the fairy godmother of Irish music on more than one occasion. As the head of First Music Contact for more than 20 years,(...)

‘Muldoon’s Picnic’ refers to a popular 19th-century New York vaudeville act

How would you describe a poet going on tour around Ireland with a house band and a selection of guest artists from the worlds of literature and music?(...)

Jesse Jones’s film collaboration with actor Olwen Fouéré and sound artist Susan Stenger

There’s something seductive about reinventing the past, letting the “what-ifs” take over to create new imagined futures. Sometimes it’s a dystopian ad(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: could have drawn up a gender-equality policy that would apply to any organisation or individual receiving funding from her department. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Kilkenny Arts Festival found itself in a scrap about gender balance when it announced its classical programme last month. Laurence Mackin’s report on (...)

Henrik Gard, Jenny Higgins (left) and Nathalie Marquez Courtney on Gard’s boat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“My uncle retrained as a clown and a knife thrower,” Nathalie Marquez Courtney says matter-of-factly. I’m only sorry our coffees haven’t arrived yet, (...)

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