US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen during her monthly news conference yesterday in Washington, DC. US stocks advanced yesterday, sending the S&P 500 Index above a record closing level, after the Fed pledged to keep borrowing costs low for a “considerable time” after its asset-purchase programme ends. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Hopes that the world’s central bankers will continue to support economic recovery gave European markets their first lift in nine days yesterday. (...)

Irish silver marrow scoop, made in 1767 by Michael Keating, Dublin (€150-€250) at John Weldon Auctioneers.

Auction results Wednesday, September 3rd O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis St, Dublin 8. Art Deco platinum, ruby and diamond bracelet €17,500 (€17,00(...)

Art Deco lots at O’Reilly’s  include a platinum ruby and diamond bracelet (€17,000-€18,000)

Aficionados of the decorative styles of the 1920s and 1930s may be interested in Wednesday’s sale at O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms in Francis Street, Dubli(...)

1930s Cartier cigarette box, black enamel inlaid with diamonds, €8,000- €12,000 at O’Reilly’s

Forthcoming auctions Monday, April 28thGoresbridge Antiques (Michael Do(...)

There may be lingering fears of economic slowdown in Hong Kong, but these anxieties are not being felt at the auction houses. Sotheby’s H(...)

John Griffin and Griffin Parry of Gamesparks pitching to potential investors in  Dublin last week. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Pitches to angel investors – those individuals willing to shell out money in exchange for equity in an early start-up – are becoming part and parcel o(...)

Better than expected earnings results saw markets across the globe advance yesterday

Better than expected earnings results saw markets across the globe advance yesterday, bringing the Irish market with them. (...)

A 3.08ct diamond cluster ring, €24,000- €26,000

Irish women’s favourite jewellery is “diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds” according to Michael Jordan, managing director of O’Reilly’s Auctio(...)