A tourist who witnessed a €10 million Claude Monet painting being damaged said he saw the accused man “lift his fist and put it through the painting”.(...)

Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat by Monet. The painting dates from 1874 and is valued at about €10 million. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

The trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has begun of a man accused of knocking a hole through a Claude Monet oil painting at the National Galle(...)

The Monet painting which Mr Shannon is accused of damaging at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The trial has begun of a man accused of knocking a hole through a Claude Monet painting at the National Gallery of Ireland, causing €7 million worth o(...)

The director of the National Gallery of Ireland Sean Rainbird. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A €40,000 additional payment to the director of the National Gallery of Ireland did not represent a top-up of his salary, the chair of the gallery’s b(...)

A section of Roscommon-born artist Roderic O’Conor’s Red Rocks, Brittany, which has a top estimate of £120,000 – down from £250,000 in 2011.

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has slashed the prices of paintings handed over by “Celtic Tiger” financier Derek Quinlan in a second at(...)

Nelson’s Pillar: the blown-up statue on O’Connell Street in Dublin, on  March 9th, 1966, before the Army detonated a controlled explosion to demolish what remained

At 1.32am on March 8th, 1966, Admiral Nelson, who had stood high above O’Connell Street in Dublin for nearly 160 years, fell to earth. After the momen(...)

Tom Mallon, for the gallery, told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that the institution housed the “invaluable” national art collection, meaning security was paramount and “something which the gallery spends a lot of time, effort and indeed money on”.

A senior security attendant who was dismissed from the National Gallery of Ireland for an alleged breach of security has brought an unfair dismissal c(...)

Life’s work: Miss O’Murphy d’après Boucher, from 1976. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

Micheal Farrell died in Cardet, in southern France, in 2000. For a long time he’d fought a cruel, exhausting battle with cancer, showing exceptional e(...)

Edel Shannon with Sandra Oman and Morgan Crowley for  Opera in the Open. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It is not hard to amuse yourself when you have cash. A trip to the cinema at some point over the last four weeks of the summer will cost a family of f(...)

Conservation scientists from the University of Perugia examine the National Gallery’s painting by Daniel Maclise, “The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife” (1854)

Technology is changing the art world immensely, and most would say for the better, enabling more accurate restoration, revolutionising the ways art is(...)

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