Detail from the 19th century, carved-wood humidor with images of the Taj Mahal, €3,000-€5,000  at Sheppard’s Three Day Auction

The sumptuous Taj Mahal in Agra is India’ most famous building – a white marble mausoleum built in the 17th century by a grief-stricken Mughal empe(...)

Letters sent from Jackie Kennedy, the wife of late US president John F. Kennedy, to a Dublin priest have been returned to the Kennedy family. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images.

Letters sent to an Irish priest by Jackie Kennedy, the former US first lady, have been returned to the Kennedy family. The Catholic Vincentian Order i(...)

Auctioneers Michael (left) and Philip Sheppard with lotting co-ordinator Michelle Brophy

In a further sign of improving business sentiment, Sheppard’s auctioneers has announced the opening of a Dublin office at 120 Pembroke Road in Ballsbr(...)

Le Modèle by André Derain sold for €120,000

An Irish businessman living in Paris has come in for a financial windfall of €120,000 after discovering a painting by an important French artist.The m(...)

Antique Chinese cloisonné bronze guang – a type of decorative ewer used for pouring rice wine at ritual banquets – sold for €250,000, 10 times the estimate (€20,000-€30,000) at Sheppard’s

Sheppard’s had another stroke of Chinese good fortune this week as the Durrow, Co Laois auctioneers held its first auction since last month’s cancelle(...)

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, (...)

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(...)

A letter written to Jackie Kennedy by Father Leonard. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

An expert on rare books has consented to permanent orders restraining him representing himself as the owner or seller of letters between former US fir(...)

Jacqueline Bouvier on the day of her wedding to John F Kennedy 2:48

Authorities at All Hallows College in Dublin believe that the cache of Jackie Kennedy letters retained there since 1964 belongs to the college. (...)