Don Conroy: ‘If in my own small way I can distract people, and entertain them, with a few drawings and sketches and stories, I’ll be happy’

For many of us in the coronavirus lockdown, one of the things that soothes us is to watch Don Conroy, the former children’s television staple, drawing(...)

Caravaggio Tableaux Vivants by Ludovica Rambelli Teatro.

Beauty will save the world, Dostoevsky wrote. And even though it may be futile as a weapon against coronavirus, beauty can help make the lockdown bear(...)

 Visitors to Dublin sit in a coffee shop on St Stephens Green on the eve of St Patrick’s Day ahead of what will be a very scaled back national holiday due to the coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Following the cancellation of all the St Patrick’s Day parades due to take place across the State on Tuesday, and in light of restrictions on social g(...)

George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869),fungi collected,   Derry, 1837.Watercolour and pencil on paper, Courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Pioneering Irish artists are at the heart of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art, spanning almost(...)

Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova, Fran Halpin and Niamh O’Connor, the three emerging female Irish artists taking part in the $€X¥ Gstaad exhibition, organised by ArtsFemin

Three emerging Irish women artists have been invited to exhibit their works in Gstaad, the Swiss winter fairyland famed for snowy slopes, gingerbread (...)

Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

Jill and Patrick Conway at The Chocolate Factory. Photograph: Memento Photography

LESS THAN HALF OF COUPLES IN IRELAND ARE NOW OPTING FOR A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC WEDDING, WITH ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES BECOMING THE NORM Jump to ou(...)

Maser at his studio on Charlemont Street in Dublin: 'I met so many homeless people while I worked on murals around the city'

Al Hester, or Maser as he prefers to be called, has come a long way since he started out as a graffiti artist in Dublin when he was just 14-years-old.(...)

Mary Leane, left, head of finance at the National Gallery of Ireland, and Katie Haverty, who recently finished her first year of the Accounting Technicians Ireland apprenticeship programme. Photograph: Fintan Clarke

A new apprenticeship scheme for school leavers interested in a career in accountancy could create 40 jobs in Dublin from mid-January, according to Acc(...)

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