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Artist Stephen McKenna:  Asked by an interviewer in 1990 as to whether he considered himself English, Irish or European, he replied simply: “Yes.” Photograph: Moya Nolan
Obituary: Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna Born: March 20th, 1939 Died: May 4th, 2017 The painter Stephen McKenna, who died at his home in Bagenalstown, County Carlow last mo(...)

Artist and former banker  Bob Ryan (left) with  Maurice Manning  at the launch of Ryan’s book  With A Tap On The Knee – Memoirs Of A Reluctant Banker  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Bob Ryan
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  • April 15, 2017, 01:10

Bob Ryan, artist and former banker, who has died at the age of 86, spent most of his time in the world of finance longing to paint whenever he chose. (...)

From the series 'A Psychopomp' for Juan Pablo (2017) by David Jacques (centre), part of 'Oil Is the Devil’s Excrement'

Evil pollutant or vital source of energy? There’s every reason to have mixed feelings about oil. Back in 1975 Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso made his clear (...)

 Neptune is set to open its first Irish flagship store on Belfast’s Ormeau Road this summer. Based in the Ormeau bakery, the  5,000 sq ft  store will have the full collection, from kitchen, dining and living, bedroom, bathroom, to outdoor furnishings, accessories and lighting.

Trunk sale at Adam’s A month after it sold a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk for €7,500 Adams has yet another model in its upcoming Home auction on Apr(...)

 John Hurt holds the Gold Giraldillo Award as a tribute to his career during the Sevilla European film festival in Seville in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

John Vincent Hurt, actor, born 22 January 1940, died 27 January 2017 Few British actors of recent years have been held in as much affection as John H(...)

James Gorry in his gallery on Molesworth Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

James Gorry is a picture restorer and art dealer and owns the Gorry Gallery, 20 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. He holds regular exhibitions of 18t(...)

Sally Brampton:  July 25th, 1955-May 10th, 2016. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The journalist and author Sally Brampton, who has died aged 60, created the template for the modern women’s magazine. She was hired as editor when the(...)

Kassim by the Sea (1978). Copyright the artist’s estate

De Profundis – Patrick Hennessy Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ★★★★ In 1934 the Scottish artist Edward Baird painted an untypical work as a wed(...)

Clockwise from left, Susannagh Grogan orange and green ribbon print silk scarf, €195; Danielle Romeril green and white floral Akua skirt, €388; Bracken tie, €90 from bonagrew.com; Gold cluster earrings, €95 from Vivien Walsh, Monkstown; and Beauty in the Wild ring in fluorite and gold, €1,439 in solid gold from Chupi, Powerscourt Townhouse,  Dublin

Thursday is St Patrick’s Day and with it comes the traditional “wearing of the green”. The last five years have seen an explosion of talent in Irish (...)

As well as currently working on an animated short film, Genieve Figgis   has an exhibition opening in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend.

Caoimhe Kilfeather Artist One of a generation of sculptors from Ireland steadily gathering international acclaim, Caoimhe Kilfeather had a busy 2015(...)

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