President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

A marble bust of Benjamin Lee Guinness

At Adam’s two-day Country House Collections, which concluded at Slane Castle in Co Meath on Monday, bidders spent €1.4 million and 67 per cent of the (...)

A previously unpublished photograph of a young, and then unknown, Oscar Wilde on the steps of Ashford Castle catalogues between €5,000 and €8,000

Today is the final day of viewing at Slane Castle, Co Meath for Adam’s Country House Collections sale where more than 800 lots are on view between 11a(...)

File photograph of the crowd at the AC/DC concert at Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first open-air concert of summer 2015 is earmarked for Slane Castle, Co Meath next May. MCD and Lord Henry Mountcharles are understood to b(...)

 George II Irish carved giltwood and gesso rectangular pier table made circa made €90,000 at Adam’s

There was no hint of austerity nor talk of Budget cuts as well-heeled patrons spent almost €2 million on fine art and antiques at Adam’s two-day Count(...)

Clontarf Castle, Co Dublin by Joseph Mallord William Turner (€20,000-€40,000).

The Irish antiques auction of the year, Adam’s “Country House Collections”, gets underway this weekend at Slane Castle, Co Meath. Adam’s usually holds(...)

Taxidermy, which was long out of favour, is very much back in fashion. Spectacular examples of colonial-era taxidermy from various outposts of the Bri(...)

Fans throng the grounds of Slane Castle during a concert

  Gardaí are awaiting the results of blood tests on a 17-year-old girl photographed and videoed engaging in lewd acts with two young men a(...)