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# National Gallery
Gallery workers express 'deep distress' on awarding of cafe contract to Direct Provision firm
Aramark, a Direct Provision centre operator, was awarded the catering contract for the National Gallery.
Aramark, an American corporation, took over running the gallery's cafe on 14 February, Brianna Parkins writes.
Staff asked the gallery's board members earlier this month to reconsider Aramark's suitability for catering contract.
Company currently operates three Direct Provision centres for the State in Cork, Clare and Westmeath.
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# Your Say
Poll: Will you visit a museum/gallery when they reopen from Monday?
Hand sanitiser stations and yellow arrows will be some of the differences visitors can expect.
# Picture this
What will an art gallery or museum visit be like once they open their doors?
Some galleries are trying to make the experience as normal as possible.
# frayed
'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art
It’s part of a new arts festival taking place in Dublin next week.
# Cats and dogs
National Gallery closes due to roof leak after heavy downpours
The AA has urged motorists to drive with caution.
# state pathologist
Portrait of Marie Cassidy to be unveiled at National Gallery of Ireland
She was chosen to sit for the portrait in recognition of her contribution to Irish science.
# National Gallery
These are the candidates for this year's Hennessy Portrait Prize
Which is your favourite?
# National Gallery
'My old teammates will be slagging me on WhatsApp': Portrait of Henry Shefflin unveiled
King Henry has been immortalised.
# nortrait
This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today
And, in a very Irish coincidence, the artist turned out to be Norton’s cousin.
# nortrait
This glorious portrait of Graham Norton has just been hung in the National Gallery
# Auction
National Gallery says it has no money to buy the Russborough paintings
Five masterpieces, including two Rubens, are to go up for auction to raise funds for the upkeep of Russborough House in Wicklow.
# Time Capsule
The National Gallery found these 114-year-old tickets under their floorboards
Do you know anything about it?
# more monet
€10m Monet painting damaged in 2012 incident goes back on display this morning
Experts have been working painstakingly to restore the painting for the past 18 months.
# striiikkkkeeee
National Gallery closed today as staff go on strike
The dispute is based upon leave arrangements and the cutting of some payments to staff.
# strrrrrrrrrrrrrrrike
National Gallery to close on Thursday as staff go on strike
Room attendants at the gallery are holding a one-day strike over a disagreement about pay and leave.
# Art Attack
National Gallery to give out new €20,000 portrait prize
The winner will get to have their work exhibited at the National Gallery.
# museum selfies
Man gets 'pervy' in Dublin gallery to celebrate #MuseumSelfie day
Yo, Mona Lisa, get in for a pic!
Opinion: There should be no debate – artists need money, says Dorothy Cross
Iconic Irish artist Dorothy Cross says the debate on the economic value of the arts is a moot point.
Interview: 'Citizenship I learnt from my father': Robert Ballagh on life & politics
Irish artist Robert Ballagh explains when his interest in politics began and why he calls himself a socialist.
# i do
8 unusual places to get hitched in Ireland (and one in Poland...)
Sick of the sight of hotel function rooms? Here are a few alternative wedding venues for your special day.
# Art Attack
Man charged over damage to Monet painting
The 1874 painting was seriously damaged in the attack.
# hot spots
Photos: Ireland’s top 10 attractions revealed
Which places around the country drew the most visitors last year? And does this vintage photo give you a clue?
# In the frame
Ireland's Favourite Painting is announced... and it's a romantic one
Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Frederic William Burton is named Ireland’s favourite painting in RTÉ show of Irish gallery masterpieces.
# Art
Gauguin painting attacked by woman who says artist was 'evil'
The woman attacked Gauguin’s work ‘Two Tahitian Women’ in Washington DC – saying that the artist was evil and the work itself was “very homosexual”.
# Tourism
Irish museums and galleries boast 3 million visitors in 2010
Over 3.5 million people attended exhibits and events in Ireland’s cultural institutions – up by 7 per cent on 2009.