A copy of the French weekly newspaper Le Petit Journal from 1930 reporting on the Ireland-France international rugby match. Photograph: Michael Parsons/ Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The French team that came to Belfast to play Ireland in a rugby international back in 1930 came equipped with barrels of fine wine for the occasion.Th(...)

A self-portrait by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon has sold at a Sotheby’s art auction in London for almost €20 million.Two Studies for Self-Port(...)

‘Two Studies for Self-Portrait’, which dates from 1977, is described as “a profoundly intimate portrait, starkly evoking the artist’s inner turmoil”

A ‘double’ self-portrait by the Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon is expected to sell for €23 million – or more – at a Sotheby’s auction in London on T(...)

The surtout de table, made in London circa 1805 by royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, was commissioned by Walter Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde

Kilkenny Castle was the ancestral family home of the aristocratic Butlers of Ormonde, who auctioned off many of the contents in 1935 and eventually ha(...)

At Kedagh Park sale the top lot was the portico of a former Roscommon “Big House”, Mote Park.

It may be off the beaten track but the village of Glenamaddy in northeast Co Galway – once famed for its Esker Ballroom – drew more than 3,000 people (...)

Sotheby’s auctioneer Henry Wyndham selling Monet’s ‘Le Grand Canal’

The market for French Impressionist paintings, which dimmed at the end of the 20th century, is soaring again. On Tuesday in London, Sotheby’s, in the (...)

‘Reading The News’ by Richard Staunton Cahill in Whyte’s art auction on February 23rd

Newspapers have been an important element of Irish life since the first, Belfast’s News Letter, was established in 1737. Improved communication(...)

Le Grand Canal by Monet estimated at £20 million-£30 million in Sotheby’s auction

No fewer than five paintings by French artist Claude Monet – with a combined top estimate of €60 million – will go under the hammer in Sotheby’s Impre(...)

Plate VI, titled: “Taken on the spot in the County of Downe, Representing Spinning, Reeling with the Clock Reel, and Boiling the Yarn”

An “exceedingly rare” set of 18th-century colour prints depicting the Irish linen industry is for sale at De Búrca Rare Books in Blackrock, Co Dubl(...)

‘Peatstacks, Connemara’ by George Gillespie

Auction results Sunday (January 25th) Hegarty’s, Bandon, Co Cork. An early Queen Victoria gold sovereign, dated 1838, €1,500 (€1,000-€1,500). (...)