The Convalescent by William Gale, which was sold at auction in London for about €52,000

Like many of the best things in life, seaside outings were invented by the Victorians. The development of the railways in the mid-19th century opened (...)

Nude Girl Reading by William Orpen will be among the Irish paintings Sotheby’s will auction this autumn in its reinstated Irish Sale

Sotheby’s has signalled confidence in the Irish art market by announcing the relaunch of dedicated Irish art sales in London this autumn. The interna(...)

Michael Flatley and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny pose beside one of Flatley’s paintings. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Paintings by Michael Flatley have generated sales of more than €1 million since the former dancer’s debut exhibition in London last month. The origi(...)

Hobby Horses by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings for auction at Dolan’s of Clifden this weekend

Monday (August 3rd) Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan. Antiques and garden (furniture) auction at 2pm. A late 19th-century l(...)

Denis Russell with the paintings before they were taken away by gardaí

Art theft is a difficult crime to track not least because some paintings undergo a name change through the years. On Tuesday, gardaí in Baltinglass sa(...)

Outdoor inspiration: painter applies himself to his art

Watching paint dry doesn’t sound promising as a tourism offering but it is the unexpectedly enjoyable aspect for visitors to Ireland’s outdoor pain(...)

Detail from Jules Thomas’ painting of Heron’s Cove

The sea is one of the principal themes in Off the Wall, an online art auction being run by west Cork-based Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers. Some 320 lo(...)

Denis Russell  shows the paintings he found in a hedge near his home in Co Wicklow on Tuesday. Photograph: Whelan family

A man cutting furze bushes in a field beside his holiday cottage in Co Wicklow on Tuesday has found paintings by leading Irish artists in a black b(...)

An Old Master painting, by David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), from Russborough House, was withdrawn from the auction.

The granting of export licences for paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House is the subject of ongoing High Cou(...)

A first edition copy of Kerryman Richard Cantillon’s 18th-century book on economics has sold for a record price of £40,000 (about €57,000) at Christie(...)