Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy sold for £266,500 in London, having sold in Dublin for €963,000 in 2006

Famous Irish artist’s paintings plunge in value, down by two-thirds in just eight years

The Village of Kilmallock, Co Limerick – a photo-realist painting by Mark Kelly, with a €1,000-€2,000 estimate, failed to sell

‘Core collection’ not part of sale as ESB says it remains ‘committed to supporting the arts in Ireland’

Detail from  a Christmas card published by the Cuala Press

Set of early 20th-century Irish Christmas cards is among highlights in the latest catalogue from De Búrca Rare Books

Detail from ‘Early Morning in Donegal’ by Paul Henry which sold for €160,00

The annual Christmas auction of Irish art suggests that the market is in good health

“Watercolour by Louis le Brocquy done at St Gerard’s School, October 1930”  sold for €2,800

Morgan O’Driscoll’s art auction in RDS included one of Irish artist’s earliest known works

‘Returning Home, Connemara’ attributed to James John Hill was sold for €3,700

Top price of €34,000 achieved for painting by 19th century Irish artist Augustus Burke

The brass plate from the coffin of Oliver Cromwell, the man who ordered the massacre of thousands of Irish people, confiscated land and ordered Catholics to go ‘To Hell or to Connacht’, was sold for £74,500 at auction on Tuesday. Photograph: Sotheby’s London

Memento taken when body was exhumed in 1661 fetches six times the estimate at auction

Oliver Cromwell’s ‘coffin plate’ was “found in a leaden canister, lying on the breast of the corpse”, according to Sotheby’s. Photograph: Sotheby’s

Brass plate from his coffin for sale at Sotheby’s for more than €15,000

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