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(...)

The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1914 was the star lot in an auction of finest and rarest wines, selling for £24,910

Somewhere in the world this week, very expensive corks were popped to celebrate New Year. Before Christmas, Sotheby’s in London sold six bottles of 10(...)

Adam’s sold The Potato Diggers by Paul Henry for €400,000, a record price at auction for the artist.

The international art and antiques market is booming. During 2013 many auction records were smashed and the global super-rich spent billions on trophy(...)

 Chinese porcelain from the collection of Sir Alfred Beit, late of Russborough House, Co Wicklow, sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation at Sotheby’s, London. The top lot was a black-ground famille-rose bowl, £434,500 (£80,000-£120,000).

AUCTION RESULTS Sunday, November 3rd Matthews Auction Rooms. Contents of Violet Hill House, Herbert Road, Bray. A three-carat diamond ring, €18,000 (€(...)

 A black-ground famille-rose bowl from the collection of Sir Alfred Beit. Estimate €95,000- €143,000

FORTHCOMING AUCTIONSTuesday, November 5thJohn Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Jewellery and Silver auction at 2pm. An antique emer(...)

New order: John Gilligan leaving Portlaoise  Prison on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

When Martin Cahill, the gangland figure known as the General, was shot by the IRA in August 1994, there was no retaliation. At that time not even one (...)