Current Press Releases

Statement from the Board of Governors and Guardians

The Board of the National Gallery of Ireland has issued a statement in response to the proposed sale by the Alfred Beit Foundation (the Foundation) of part of the Russborough collection.

Press Release  08 June 2015

National Gallery of Ireland unveils new portrait commission as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize.

A portrait of Dónal Lunny, by artist Nick Miller, was today unveiled (Friday, 17th April, 2015), in the National Gallery of Ireland. The portrait was specially commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize.

Press Release  17 April 2015

Launch of the Battle of the Boyne Conservation Project

The conservation of Jan Wyck's painting, The Battle of the Boyne (1693), is the first major off-site conservation project being carried out by the National Gallery of Ireland, in collaboration with Malahide Castle and Gardens.

Press Release  04 March 2015

Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

New exhibition of saints in Baroque art now on display in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Press Release  12 February 2015

Ministers Humphreys and Harris survey progress at €30m National Gallery upgrade

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, accompanied by Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Simon Harris TD, today (Thursday) visited the National Gallery of Ireland to survey on-site progress of its €30 million refurbishment project.

Press Release  05 February 2015

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015

Hennessy and the National Gallery of Ireland launch the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015.

Press Release  03 February 2015