Halyna Hutchins: the director of photography was killed when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun. Photograph: Fred Hayes/Getty

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer fatally shot by the actor Alec Baldwin on a film set in New Mexico, made a low-budget indie film in Ireland last (...)

Oscar Wilde afternoon tea

The importance of having afternoon tea Oscar Wilde famously said many things, including that he could resist everything except temptation – so it’s l(...)

Death For Only One (1937) at the home of John Kennedy © Estate of Jack B Yeats

“My soul lies in the arts. In them lies happiness,” were the words of Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), the leading revolutionary whose art collection sold (...)

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin and director of national archives Orlaith McBride at the National Archives. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, foundation document of the Irish State, will go on public display for the first time later this year. The treaty will be the (...)

Homan Potterton in the director’s office at the National Gallery of Ireland in 1986, taken from the book, 1854-2004: The Story of the National Gallery of Ireland

The late Homan Potterton’s contribution to the world of art, not just in Ireland, but also from his early tenure as assistant keeper at the National G(...)

A panel from the Ros Tapestry, which is now on display at Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny’s answer to the Bayeux Tapestry It has been more than 20 years in the making, stitched entirely by 150 volunteers all over the country, and (...)

Diarmaid Ferriter will be among those exploring the concepts of facts, truth and how we form perceptions of the world in a broadcast live from the National Gallery of Ireland.  File photograph: Dave Meehan

The concepts of facts, truth and how we form perceptions of the world will be explored on Tuesday night, in a broadcast live from the National Gallery(...)

Palm Skerrett: Her tastes were universal, but her inspiration was rooted in Ireland. Her landscapes of the west of Ireland and her detailed drawings of local characters in Connemara are particularly accomplished.

Palm Skerrett, the well-known artist and art teacher, passed away on November 19th, 2020, aged 84. Born in Dublin on April 5th, 1936, she was drawn t(...)

Paeonia officinalis (1873), watercolour on paper by Lydia Shackleton, courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

I have never been able to grow peonies. They are, apparently, among the easiest and most reliable flowering plants, so I can only conclude that I lack(...)

Detail from Jour d’été (Summer’s Day) by Berthe Morisot (1879). National Gallery, London. An audacious theft 65 years ago this month highlighted the controversy over the Hugh Lane bequest.

Claims that there is no such thing as a victimless crime were undermined audaciously by a handful of Irish university students in London 65 years ago (...)

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