All Hallows College:  The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrnew

They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Painti(...)

Men who bought expensive watches during the boom but who are now strapped for cash might be interested in a valuation day at Sotheby’s Dublin offic(...)

In the summer of 1955, Jackie Kennedy and her husband visited Ireland and went to the races at the Curragh. She later recalled the drive down from (...)

Workmen found what they thought was an old press or bathroom cabinet and were about to dump it into a skip when Fr John O’Reilly asked them to leave it to one side

A Flemish altarpiece discovered by a priest in Co Wexford was sold at auction last night for €40,000. The 15th-century artwork went under the hammer a(...)

Bobby Campion (centre) with Jack Moyney’s extended family at the official opening of a first World War museum at Bob’s Bar in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:25

“Stop writing about the first World War” is how former Irish Times journalist Kevin Myers recalls the advice given to him by the newspaper’s editor, (...)

A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)

Queen Elizabeth meeting Jack Moyney and others at a ceremony in London in 1962.

A few years ago, Bobby Campion, a Co Laois publican, paid €120 for a photograph at a Sheppard’s auction. It showed Irish first World War veterans, inc(...)

Fr John O’Reilly from  Piercestown, Co Wexford who found the 15th-century Flemish altarpiece during a garage clear-out. It is for auction with an estimate of €80,000-€120,000

Following this week’s extraordinary price paid for Wexford hurler Nickey Rackard’s 1955 All-Ireland medal, the Catholic parishioners of Piercestown, a(...)

Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer by Francis Bacon, sold in London for £26.7 million (€33.6m)

Monday, June 30th Sotheby’s, London. Contemporary Art auction. Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer (triptych painting) by Francis Bacon, £26.7 (...)

A series of 347 letters and postcards, the great majority autographed and signed “Sam”, were sent by Samuel Beckett to his close friends Henri and Josette Hayden. Photograph: Sotheby’s

Yet another cultural “trophy asset” from the Celtic Tiger has undergone a huge fall in value. A collection of 347 letters and postcards written(...)