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Louise Archbold National Library announces major redevelopment programme
By: | DHR News, Press Releases | 13th July 2017
The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has today (12.07.17) announced that it is embarking on a major redevelopment of its main building on Kildare Street, Dublin 2, in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The project is called ‘Reimagining the National Library’. It will allow the NLI to create the storage and preservation conditions necessary to keep…
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Pennie McGonagle Danish artist Claus Havemann donates painting to National Library of Ireland
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 20th June 2017
PRESS RELEASE  Tuesday, 20th June 2017 Danish artist Claus Havemann donates painting to National Library of Ireland The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has today (20.06.17) announced receipt of a painting by acclaimed Danish artist, Claus Havemann. Entitled “Irish Eyes” Poets and Writers, the piece is inspired by the eyes of a number of Ireland’s most prolific writers and poets. The donation was unveiled by renowned teacher, critic and broadcaster…
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David O'Donnell NCAD 2017 Show highlights work of leading artists and designers of the future
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 9th June 2017
PRESS RELEASE Friday, 9th June 2017 NCAD 2017 Show highlights work of leading artists and designers of the future The academic programme at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is adapting to meet opportunities being presented by a national policy which promises to elevate the arts and creativity in Ireland and beyond. According to Bernard Hanratty, Acting Director of NCAD, the College is rolling out new dimensions to…
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Pennie McGonagle National Library to host series of literary events in June
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 2nd June 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 1st June 2017 National Library to host series of literary events in June The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has today (01.06.17) announced that it will host a series of literary events throughout the month of June. The programme will be headlined by the annual Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture, delivered by noted academic, Bernard O’Donoghue. Professor O’Donoghue’s lecture is entitled ‘Yeats – the political mystic’ and will…
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Pennie McGonagle Irish heritage and handcraft take centre stage at NCAD fashion showcase
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 24th May 2017
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 Irish heritage and handcraft take centre stage at NCAD fashion showcase  Irish heritage, featuring a mix of techniques combining knitting, crocheting and embroidery with laser-cutting and latex-moulding, is a key theme of the collections presented today (23.05.17) by graduates of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Fashion Design degree at this year’s annual NCAD fashion showcase. For the third year running, the…
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Pennie McGonagle Major touring retrospective of artist Ronnie Hughes to open at The Model
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 19th April 2017
PRESS RELEASE  Thursday, 13th April 2017 Major touring retrospective of artist Ronnie Hughes to open at The Model One of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres, The Model, has today (13.04.17) announced the opening of ‘Ronnie Hughes: Strange Attractors’, a major touring retrospective of the work of the renowned artist. The exhibition, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, will open at The Model in Sligo on 15th April and run…
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Pennie McGonagle Minister McHugh Launches Africa Day 2017
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 6th April 2017
  PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 6th April 2017  Minister McHugh Announces National Africa Day 2017 Flagship Event  Free Family-Friendly Programme of Activities at Farmleigh on Sunday 21 May   Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh T.D. has today (06.04.17) announced that a national flagship event to celebrate Africa Day 2017, supported by Irish Aid, will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday 21st May from 11am to 6pm. The Dublin Africa Day event will feature free public performances by well-known African and Irish musicians, children’s entertainment,…
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Pennie McGonagle Minister of State Joe McHugh invites journalists to apply to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 16th March 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 16th March 2017  Minister of State Joe McHugh invites journalists to apply to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD has announced that journalists and media professionals interested in reporting on global development issues can now apply for funding under the summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The Fund,…
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Louise Archbold Africa Day 2017 short-story and poetry competition seeks to discover new writing talent
By: | Africa Day, Featured, Press Releases | 9th March 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 9th March 2017 Africa Day 2017 short-story and poetry competition seeks to discover new writing talent – Irish Aid and The Irish Times join forces to promote aspiring, emerging and established writers – Mr. Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development today (09.03.17) announced that Irish Aid has again teamed up with The Irish Times on an African-themed short story and poetry…
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David O'Donnell Ireland’s most exciting designer-makers showcase work at ‘Shape the Future’ exhibition at NCAD Dublin
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 3rd March 2017
The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, has launched the ‘Shape the Future’ exhibition, which provides a chance to see new work by twenty of Ireland’s most exciting and creative designer-makers. The exhibition explores how craft and design shape our cultural identity. The designer-makers featured in the exhibition have been awarded Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers prizes and development funding over the past seven years. The…
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