Tag Archives: RDS

Taking over the Shelbourne Hall at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 from May 16, Van Gogh Dublin is a 20,000 square foot, light and sound ‘spectacular’ featuring two-story projections of the artist’s ‘most compelling works’

This afternoon.

Rob Kenny writes:

An incredible 360 degrees, completely immersive digital-art experience has just been announced to arrive to the RDS this May.

Celebrating the works of Vincent Van Gogh and bringing them to life in mind-bending ways all around you, this will be one of Dublin’s most exceptional new experiences we can all enjoy.

The event has been masterminded by Dublin based company Theatre of Light and multi-award-winning content powerhouse Nohlab. As part of the experience visitors will also be given the chance to view three award winning existing contemporary pieces of digital artwork, some of which feature in the famous Atelier Des Lumiere in Paris, that will take the visitor beyond Van Gogh, on a journey of the evolution on Art, Science and Light.

Pre-sale tickets here

Van Gogh Dublin

Yesterday evening

RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Art loving punters flock to view a collection featuring works by Andy Warhol, Banksy and Damien Hirst, the centrepiece of Art Source in the RDS, Ireland’s premier art fair from November 12-14.


Yesterday evening.

Artist Vincent Devine with his painting of John Hume on sale for 50,000  at Art Source.

Hands are so difficult.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

This morning.

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Survivors and family members of some of the 48 people killed in the Stardust Fire arrive for a three-day pre-inquest hearing into the 1981 tragedy. 25 family members accepted an invitation to attend today’s session.

Survivor Antoinette keegan said

We’re hoping we get the truth on public record, once and for all. Because our loved ones went out Friday the 13th and never came home Saturday the 14th. So we want to know what happened to our loved ones, like our human beings, our loved ones.”

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

This afternoon (1.40pm).

Via Ciarán Bolger


Labour TD Duncan Smith in the RDS during the count for the Dublin Bay South by-election this morning

This morning.



This morning.

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

A layer of protective perspex in front of ballot boxes and tellers in the RDS, as the count begins for the Dublin Bay South by-election.

More to follow.

 Leah Farrell/RollingNews


Free Friday?

The 2019 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition is At The RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is opening until October 24.

The Awards are Ireland’s largest prize fund for the visual arts (approx €30,000 in total, but there you go).

Sez they:

13 of the best visual art graduates of the year are included in the exhibition and eligible for the five Awards.

The exhibition is free to attend and has been co-curated by artists Janet Mullarney and David Quinn.

From top: Louise Wallace photographed with her piece entitled Hidden in Hazel; Clare Scott  with her piece entitled Heading Towards the Light ; Artist Rosalind Spencer with her piece entitled Narcissus; Jamie Cross with his piece entitled 240v every other 15mins.
2019 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Poster for INM’s cyber security conference at Dublin’s RDS today; Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Independent News and Media is hosting a cyber security conference in Dublin’s RDS today.

At 12.15pm, INM’s Technology Editor Adrian Weckler will speak with Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

According to the conference agenda, they will discuss:

Tackling the power and reach of the big tech companies in our society.

How to protect people’s privacy and personal security in an era when everything is online.

Making sure that individuals know and exercise their rights.

Navigating international law and geopolitics when legislatures, courts and cultures clash.

Companies’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to data breaches and making mistakes.


Not the first time, mind.

Related: Data Commissioner dismisses conflict of interest in addressing INM data conference (Irish Examiner, April 9, 2018)

Previously: Legal Coffee Drinker: A Serious Judgement Call

Pic: Cormac Bourke

This afternoon.

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

President Higgins (pic 2 and 5) and Sabina (pic 3) join horse-loving ‘revellers’, including Mary Mitchell O’Connor (Pic 3) on Day 3 of the the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show.


Yesterday: Brimful of Hataí

Good grief.

Last week, with a free family pass to see the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ this Friday at the Dublin Horse Show on offer, we asked you:

Why you would deserve such a prize?

‘Neighbour from Heaven’ won the pass with this desperate plea:

“Not wishing to be pushy,but I deserve the family ticket as my landlord has decided to sell up. The wife and our two kids have been lucky to find a new place to reside but the rent increases by €300 a month. We both work full time and any savings are now going to be lost on rent. She’s horse mad. Please give her something nice. Please :(“

Thanks all

Dublin Horse Show

Pic: Paul Sherwood

Last week” Where’s Me Showjumper