Detail from The Big Apple, New York, which is signed “de Kooning”

A private art collector in Co Wexford landed a €75,000 windfall this week when a painting he owned sold for 150 times its reserve price at auction. Th(...)

A statement from ESB Networks said the main areas affected by power outages due to lightning were Cork, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Thomastown. File photograph: EPA

About 4,500 homes in the south of the country are still without electricity after lightning strikes yesterday. ESB Networks said it sent crews (...)

Judge O Donnabhain said it was one of the worst cases of its kind he had come across

A 27-year-old man who crashed into a roundabout killing one of his passengers and paralysing another, has been jailed for seven years and banne(...)

Clonakilty District Court. Image: Google Streetview

A 26-year-old man has been returned for trial by judge and jury in connection with a fatal road traffic crash in which one woman was killed and four o(...)

Auction Results:Tuesday, July 16th John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 8. A necklace, with 74 diamonds, €11,200 (€10,000- €12,000); boxed set (...)

The Courts Service said the closures were “regrettable” but were justified by the benefits of centralising court services

Eight courthouses around the country will close permanently by the end of the year, the Courts Service has announced.Offaly and Mayo will each lose tw(...)

The G8 summit held in Co Fermanagh last week put the subject of drones on the agenda when Enniskillen was caught up in a £50 million security operatio(...)

Michael McDonough (79), Barbara 

McDonough-Flynn (76) and Margaret 

McDonough-Nee (75) in 
Milton, near 
Boston.
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 The three siblings were painted in 1946, when they were children, by artist Derek Clarke for ‘Connemara’, 
left, 
which sold at auction for ¤38,000.

Rarely has a painting attracted such interest or generated more emotion than Connemara Family (...)