Sean Rainbird

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At the launch of the Hennessy/National Gallery of Ireland inaugural  portrait prize, from left: judges Donald Teskey, Janet McLean, Cristín Leach Hugh and Dr Declan Long. The portraits shown   are Evie Hone by Hilda van Stockum  and Seamus Heaney by Jackie Nickerson. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Hennessy Portrait Prize, aimed at raising the public profile of contemporary portraiture, has been launched b(...)

A tourist who witnessed a €10 million Claude Monet painting being damaged said he saw the accused man “lift his fist and put it through the painting”.(...)

The director of the National Gallery of Ireland Sean Rainbird. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A €40,000 additional payment to the director of the National Gallery of Ireland did not represent a top-up of his salary, the chair of the gallery’s 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(...)

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