A 1950s painting by Picasso looks set to become the most expensive art work ever sold at auction – and knock Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon off t(...)

Bonhams will hold an auction in London on Wednesday entitled A Century of Iraqi Modernism, which it describes as “a comprehensive sale showcasing t(...)

‘L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man)’ by Alberto Giacometti

Christie’s is hoping that its New York auction on May 11th will also see a new world record achieved for sculpture. It is has announced an esti(...)

 Jackie Kennedy’s silk maternity dress,   worn  in 1960 while she was pregnant with John Kennedy jnr

A silk “maternity dress” worn by Jackie Kennedy in 1960 has turned up in an auction of historical memorabilia in Dublin and is expected to sell for up(...)

President John F Kennedy travels in an open-top car along Forster Street, Galway city in June 1963. Photograph: Stan Shields

Gardaí were instructed to get a haircut, wear their best uniform, look “first-class” and monitor suspicious Russian journalists during the visit of Pr(...)

Courtown Demesne was bought by Luke Comer, a Co Galway-born, Monaco-resident developer, for a reputed €10.2 million

Auctions of country house contents always draw a crowd and Adam’s is expecting plenty of interest in a sale entitled “The Contents of Courtown House a(...)

Document box of King George IV’s last mistress

Forthcoming Auctions Sunday (April 12th) Matthews Auction Rooms annual fine art and antiques sale in Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath, at 2pm. V(...)

Detail from When You are Old, by Niamh Harding Miller, inspired by WB Yeats

The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet and Nobel laureate WB Yeats in its 137th exhibition(...)

The £1 race card for the 1993 Aintree Grand National, signed by all the jockeys, is estimated at €300-€500

As the world’s favourite horse race – the Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool – takes place this afternoon, an unusual memento of the annual event ha(...)

Guitar once owned by a young Edge from U2 sold for €21,000

Auction Results March 24th-26th Mealy’s three-day Spring Sale, 65 per cent of lots sold. An 18th century “man-bag” (a Georgian gentleman’s silk(...)