Children play  in front of the restored west wing of Russborough House at its opening in 2012. The Alfred Beit Foundation has issued a statement saying the Beits themselves sold artworks to assist in the upkeep of the stately home in Blessington, Co Wicklow.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:23

The trust that runs Russborough House has said it approached the Government twice in 2013 seeking support and highlighting the need to sell some Beit (...)

Detail from a painting by David Teniers the younger (1610-1690), with an estimate of £1.2-£1.8 million (€1.6-€2.4), is among the paintings consigned to Christie’s

More than 2,400 people have signed an online petition calling for a halt to the planned sale of paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough Hou(...)

The crash happened at 8.30pm at the Demense, Blessington. There were no other vehicles involved.

A 20-year-old man has died following a motorcycle crash in Blessington, Co Wicklow, on Tuesday evening.The crash happened at 8.30pm at the Demense, Bl(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s  Portrait of a Bearded Man, which is estimated at £2-3£ million in the auction.

“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in Lo(...)

Last week’s order permits demolition of the home at Tinode, Blessington, Co Wicklow, on the N81 road between Tallaght and Blessington, of Gregory Kinsella, his partner and their young child. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 1:28

A young family’s chalet home built near Blessington, Co Wicklow must be demolished by January 31st next, the High Court has ruled. An order for demoli(...)

Russborough House, Co Wicklow: as well as valuations and  free lectures on collecting antiques, there will be a guided tour of the house each afternoon at 3.30pm

Wondering if an unsigned west of Ireland painting you inherited might be a Paul Henry or just a very good copy? Anxious to value a family heirloom? Th(...)

President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicolas Kearns: will give judgment on demolition request after Easter.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Wicklow County Council wants the High Court to order the demolition of the home of a young couple and their child alleged to have been built without p(...)

A Garda patrol car intercepted the raiders after armed robbery at a filling station.

Two armed men who robbed a filling station in Blessington, Co Wicklow last night have been arrested. They entered the filling station shortly after 10(...)

The Ashford, Co Wicklow farm, which comes with two cottages and permission for four further houses,  is expected to attract the interest of a range of property developers

A 44-acre farm with two cottages and planning permission to develop four further houses at Ashford, Co Wicklow, is expected to attract the inte(...)

Revellers at Electric Picnic 2013 in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

If you awoke Celine Dion violently in the middle of the night while wearing a balaclava, making threatening demands that she leave the country with yo(...)