Lisa Carson: “Malta is open for business so check it out. Rents aren’t as high as Dublin and there are opportunities if you put in the work.”

Moving to Malta during the height of the recession in 2012 proved to offer much more than a lifeline for Lisa Carson. It turned out to be a great care(...)

American students walking the Liberties with cultural officer  James Madigan during a tour of the area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The most “awesome” thing about the greengrocer and butcher shops on Dublin’s Meath Street, says Will Botto (20), is the fact they are there at all. “(...)

Students from fee-paying schools are far more likely to attend a handful of top Dublin-based universities, new figures show. Photograph: iStock

New figures show the extent of the “class gap” in higher education with students from fee-paying schools far more likely to attend a handful of top Du(...)

James O’Nolan: as a   tutor at NCAD he  was careful to encourage self-expression

James O’Nolan Born: October 16th, 1952 Died: July 4th, 2018 In his work with his business partner David O’Donoghue at the Stoney Road Press (SRP) in(...)

Fiona Nevin from Kildare with her metalwork jewellery creation at the NCAD Graduate Exhibition 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The creation of a new “university of creative arts” from the merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Dún Laoghaire Institute o(...)

 Meath Street in The Liberties, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Liberties name in itself is a captivating one, and embodies the idea of freedom and a rebel or independent spirit. The neighbourhood is called suc(...)

Banners created by British artist Ed Hall

The well-made banner is as much a part of the iconography of the left as the red flag. Banners originated during the Industrial Revolution when worke(...)

Stephanie Roche: “I think a lot of people have this image of a woman footballer who is butch and doesn’t look after herself and that’s just not right. Photograph: Beta Bajgart

When Stephanie Roche came close to becoming the first woman ever to win the Fifa Puskás Award for best goal of the year in 2014, people she didn’t kno(...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

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