Cork priest Fr Tom Duggan who volunteered as a British army chaplain in both World Wars and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and an OBE by King George VI.

Fr Tom Duggan certainly lived a life less ordinary. He served in the British army in the first World War and ended up as a PoW; became friends with IR(...)

Rubens portrait of the Bearded Man.

Christie’s has formally withdrawn seven pictures owned by the Alfred Beit Foundation from next month’s ‘Old Masters’ auctions in London. The action ho(...)

Le cabinet de Physique de Bonnier de La Mosson, by Jacques de Lajoue (1734) formerly part of the Russborough House Alfred Beit Foundation has been acquired by Leonard Blavatnik, who is believed to have paid over £500,000 for it.

Britain’s richest man, Ukranian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik, is believed to have bought a painting from the Beit Collection at Russborough Hous(...)

Painter Nancy Wynne-Jones and her husband, sculptor Conor Fallon: their collection of their work and works of friends is for auction on June 24th

An auction at Adam’s in St Stephen’s Green on Wednesday – the last before the summer break – features the art collection of the late sculptor Conor(...)

‘Joe the Swineherd’ by Walter Frederick Osborne will feature in Bonhams art auction in London. It is  estimated at £50,000-£70,000

Two paintings by the 19th century Rathmines, Dublin-born artist Walter Frederick Osborne feature in Bonhams art auction in London on Tuesday (June 23r(...)

An Ireland Currency Commission ‘Lady Lavery’ one hundred pound note sold for €3,600 at Whyte’s Irish Art and Collectables Auctioneers

Saturday (June 13th) Whyte’s, The Eclectic Collector auction, Molesworth St, Dublin 2. 80 per cent of lots sold. A 19th century mahogany coin cab(...)

‘Horse Fair at Goresbridge’ by Peter Curling was sold for €31,000 de Veres art auction at Buswell’s Hotel

A telephone bidder “calling from the car park at Royal Ascot” on Tuesday evening failed to secure a painting titled Horse Fair at Goresbridge by Peter(...)

Venus and Jupiter, by Peter Paul Rubens. The painting is one of the pieces from the Beit collection that is to be sold in order to raise funds for Russborough house. The trust that runs the house has refused a request by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys to cancel or delay the sale of valuable paintings.

The trust that runs Russborough House in Co Wicklow has refused a request by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys to cancel or delay the sale of valuab(...)

Beit painting: Lot Number 83 John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) ’Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night’ which sold for £56,250

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House have been sold in London for a combined total of £112,500 (approximately €156,000). The first o(...)

The Monk from the Beit Collection, which was granted an export licence and shipped to London, but apparently rejected by Christie’s auctioneers.

Doubts have been expressed about the authenticity of one of the three paintings by Rubens from the Alfred Beit Collection at Russborough House. In Ma(...)