Detail of ‘The Hook Lighthouse’ by Ivan Sutton at Dolan’s Art Auction House (€800-€1,200)

Auction results Saturday (April 23rd) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers ‘History Sale’, Gresham Hotel, Dublin. An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation “be(...)

“Pole Position” by artist David Rooney has  Anglo Irish Bank’s Seán FitzPatrick as a Formula One racing driver. The drawing sold for  €3,000 o at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois

The original artwork for an Irish Times cartoon of Anglo Irish Bank’s Seán FitzPatrick as a Formula One racing driver sold for €3,000 at Sheppard’s Ir(...)

This set of four medals awarded to Bridget Connolly, of Cumann na mBan, who served in the GPO during the 1916 Rising, made $7,250  at Spink Auctioneers in New York

Results Thursday, January 28th: Spink Auctioneers, New York. “Liberty Collection” of medals, historical documents, uniforms and other artefacts relat(...)

Stormont Gate Lodge by Colin Davidson (the Northern Ireland artist who painted the recent Time magazine cover portrait of Angela Merkel), an oil-on-canvas, 60cm x 76cm, estimated at €2,000-€3,000. See morganodriscoll.com.

In Bray, Co Wicklow an auction of fine art and furniture will take place at Mullen’s Laurel Park, on Monday (January 11th) at 11am with over 850 lots (...)

‘Golden Setter and a Pointer’ by Jean Charles Renaud (€4,000-€6,000) at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, Durrow, Co Laois

Forthcoming Auctions Sunday (October 18th) Matthews Auction Rooms “Annual Absolutely No Reserve Clearance Auction” at 2pm in The Old Transport (...)

Graiguenamanagh: the whole town gets involved in book festival

Organisers of a unique bookselling festival in Co Kilkenny next weekend hope to attract thousands of visitors – including new as well as establishe(...)

Detail from a 19th century painted urn which has a guide of €2,500-€3,500 at Sheppard’s three-day sale which begins on Tuesday

Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois starts the 2015 season with a three-day auction beginning next Tuesday, March 2nd. The catalogue ha(...)

Christy Sheppard with his son Michael, who now heads the business

Christopher “Christy” Sheppard, the founder of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House – one of Ireland’s best known auctioneers of fine art and antiques – die(...)

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(...)

Exceeding the estimate: Chinese pale and russet jade ritual wine vessel, expected to sell for €6,000 sold for €380,000 at Adam’s

A little piece of carved Chinese jade with a top estimate of €6,000 sold for €380,000 at Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin last Sunday. The 18th cent(...)