Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

Rory Guthrie: ‘Never buy a poor work based solely on an artist’s reputation or fame. A bad picture is always going to be a difficult seller in any market no matter who painted it, whereas a piece of quality will always find a buyer’

Rory Guthrie is a director at de Veres Art Auctions on Kildare Street, Dublin, the only Irish auction house to specialise in 20th-century design furn(...)

A photograph of Michael Collins, by Keogh of Dublin, depicting him in the uniform of the Irish Volunteers in about 1918

“Ireland is facing very grave problems. It will need the strength and courage of the whole nation, and the help of all our race to carry us safely thr(...)

One of the estimated 25 original copies of the Proclamation still in private hands, this is for auction with an estimate of €100,000-€150,000

The last of the 2016 history auctions will take place in Dublin next Saturday, April 23rd. It is the eve of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which (...)

For auction John Weldon Auctioneers: a diamond- and jade-set butterfly brooch set in 18ct gold (€1,500-€2,500)

Auction results  Monday (April 11th) Dix Noonan Webb, London. Auction of “Paper Money”. A 1928 Irish Free State “Lady Lavery” £50 note – “one(...)

The Pegasus triptych at its new home outside the K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke

A three-part sculpture of Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology, has taken flight from Citywest in Dublin and ended up in Co Kildare. The trip(...)

A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cabriolet, once owned by Lord Louis Mountbatten,  Britain’s last viceroy of India who was murdered by the IRA in 1979

Vintage and classic cars are popular with wealthy collectors and the prices achieved can be extraordinary. The top end of the market is dominated by i(...)

The Israelites Attacking the Amalekites (oil-on-marble panel) attributed to Antonio Tempesta, €28,000

AUCTION RESULTS: Sunday (April 3rd) Hegarty’s Auctioneers, Bandon, Co Cork. 13 volumes of the 1841 Ordnance Survey of Ireland, Cork & Waterford m(...)

Anthony O’Reilly: Sale of Anthony O’Reilly’s artworks begins. Photograph: The Irish Times

The dispersal of Sir Anthony O’Reilly’s artworks, the most valuable private collection assembled in 20th century Ireland, has begun. A number of pai(...)

An old “Lady Lavery” Irish Free State £50 banknote is expected to sell for up to 360 times its face value at auction in London on Monday. Auctioneer(...)