Leonard Cohen takes a bow on stage in  Toronto in 2008. Photograph:  Aaron Harris/AP Photo/The Canadian Press

Vona Groarke “Dear Vona Groarke, I’m happy you exist.” July 18, 2000. Signed (in blue ink), ‘Leonard Cohen’. We were two poets trying to make a go o(...)

Johanne Mullan, collections programmer at Imma, with Lucian Freud’s  “The Painter’s Mother Resting” at a preview of the Freud Project 2016-2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thanks to the Freud Project, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) is the place to go to if you want to see a first-rate, representative collection of(...)

A still from Jaki Irvine’s video and sound installation If the Ground Should Open . . . which will be in the Imma in December

Jaki Irvine: If the Ground Should Open . . . Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** On April 29th, at about 12.45pm, Elizabeth O’Farrell stepped (...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

Students taking part in ‘School for Revolutionary Girls’ part of the ‘A Fair Land’ event which takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (IMMA) Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In a year of remembering a revolution, a School for Revolutionary Girls sounds like a long overdue Irish institution. Luckily, the assembly bell on s(...)

 Emer Fitzpatrick and Russell Hart in The Stop B&B at Fr Griffin Road in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Many people have fanciful notions of giving up their day job and heading to the countryside to start a B&B in a fixer-upper farmhouse. But, for Em(...)

The National Gallery of Ireland (above left) and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin (above right) top visitor attractions in Ireland, according to rankings compiled by Fáilte Ireland. File photographs: The Irish Times

The National Gallery and the Guinness Storehouse remain the top free and fee-paying attractions in Ireland, figures show. Last year, almost 1.5 milli(...)

David Beattie, with his work The Impossibility of an Island (2016). Courtesy of the  Hennessy Art Fund for Imma Collection, 2016

Launching tonight, the Hennessy Art Fund for the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) Collection is a three-year initiative aimed at plugging some of the(...)

 Reflection (Self Portrait) by Lucian Freud: his works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a dedicated Freud Centre in Imma’s  Garden Galleries for five years.

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys has announced a grant of €371,000 to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) to carry out improvement works at the R(...)

A still from Our Kind by Alan Phelan

John Lavery’s High Treason: The Appeal of Roger Casement. The Court of Criminal Appeal, 17 and 18 July 1916 is monumental in scale. It is an extraord(...)

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