Current Press Releases

Hennessy Portrait Prize

Just 12 weeks to enter the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize, with the National Gallery of Ireland.

Release   09 May 2014

National Gallery to close for refurbishment works 19 to 26 May inclusive

The Gallery regrets any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause our visitors. Public tours and talks which were normally scheduled for this period will take place on another date.

Release   02 May 2014

Statue of William Dargan moves from its home at National Gallery

This afternoon, the statue of William Dargan in the forecourt of the National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square West was moved from its plinth in the forecourt of the Gallery to facilitate preparation works for the excavation of a new energy centre.

Release   30 April 2014

New Images Site

The National Gallery of Ireland launches new commercial images site,

Release   04 April 2014

Hennessy Portrait Prize

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

Release   11 March 2014

Board of National Gallery of Ireland elects a new Chair

The Board of Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland has elected Michael Cush SC as their new Chair. He succeeds Dr. Olive Braiden whose term on the Board expired in February.

Release   07 March 2014