Jack Butler Yeats: ‘The Sunset Belongs to You’, oil on board. (Estimate: £100,000-£150,000/€113,000-€169,000)

One of the biggest auctions of Irish cultural heritage will take place in London next month when Sotheby’s sells the “Yeats Family Collection” in the (...)

Stained-glass image, St Patrick Our National Apostle – Pray For Us, on show at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The room devoted to stained glass in the wonderfully-refurbished Dargan Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland is a reminder of the importance of thi(...)

The new  Shaw Room of the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph:  Marie Louise Halpenny

Late in this excellent documentary, one of the curators at the National Gallery of Ireland describes his process in simple terms. “By putting pictures(...)

 Johannes Vermeer, Woman Writing a Letter (detail). National Gallery of Ireland

It has been a bit overshadowed by the (justified) fuss over the Vermeer exhibition, but among the other delights of the newly refurbished National Gal(...)

Julia Stiles, ‘a fascinatingly flat actor’, as Georgina Clios in Riviera

Even the extravagant playgrounds of the world’s mega rich are not so well guarded that – with enough wicked intent – someone cannot sneak in and leave(...)

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) Woman Writing a Letter with her Maid, c.1670-71 Oil on canvas, 72.2 x 59.7 cm National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

This week sees the reopening of the National Gallery of Ireland’s historic wings, and the accompanying exhibition, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Pa(...)

A portrait of  Henry Shefflin was unveiled in the National Gallery of Ireland on Monday.  The painting by Tipperary born artist, Gerry Davis was commissioned as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016. Photograph: Maxwells

The National Portrait Collection was established in 1884, the same year the GAA was founded. The collection was founded to recognise “eminent Irishm(...)

New-look National Gallery of Ireland: stripping back the walls has made the elaborate oak door frames of the Milltown Wing’s enfilade – its memorable succession of galleries, almost all now painted blue – even more prominent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is a revelation, quite literally. The long-awaited renovation of the National Gallery of Ireland on Dublin's Merrion Square has revealed elements o(...)

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(...)

Brendan Smith: pleaded guilty to bid-rigging. Photograph: Collins Courts.

If you’re a white collar criminal, come into the parlour. There’s a welcome there for you. Recent events have reminded everybody – as if we needed rem(...)

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