A scene from ThisIsPopBaby’s Riot. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

What links Tayto crisps, Panti Bliss, Roscommon GAA, Irish dancing and Jesus? The answer is Riot, the extraordinary mash-up of theatre, variety, dance(...)

The breakfast area at 4 Richmond Place, Rathmines

A splash of colour alongside the flowers in the gardens at 4 Richmond Place in Rathmines is the turquoise art studio in the rear garden. This was the (...)

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Other popular visitor attractions in 2016 were the National Gallery of Ireland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Botanic Gardens. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Guinness is good for tourist numbers and the allure of the pint of plain is still the only man for visitors, with trips to the Guinness Storehouse jum(...)

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 Alice Maher photographed in Lough Carra, Co Mayo recreating one of her installations entitled ‘Les Filles d’Ouranos Art Grandeur Nature, Seinne Saint-Denis, Paris. Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

In 1986, the US feminist group Guerrilla Girls proclaimed that “It’s even worse in Europe”, referring to the art world’s sexual and racial discriminat(...)

Elinor Vere Wiltshire: May 30th, 1918- January 20th, 2017

Elinor Vere Wiltshire (née OBrien), who died earlier this year, was a talented Limerick-born photographer whose pictures of Dublin in the 1950s and 19(...)

Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No 1, Group X, Series Altarpieces, 1915, oil and metal leaf on canvas. Photograph: Albin Dahlström / Moderna Museet

As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, Imma, Dublin ***** One of numerous highlights in As Above, So Below is the inclusi(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

‘Grandma Moorhead’s Aromatic Kitchen’ (detail), by Leonora Carrington

There can’t have been many famous surrealist paintings set in Moate, a town probably more associated with another branch of the arts, country and west(...)

Matt Packer, the new director of EVA International. Photograph: Deirdre Power

The curator and writer Matt Packer has been appointed as successor to Woodrow Kernohan as director of EVA International, Ireland’s biennial exhibition(...)

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