Detail from ‘Spanish Lady at Bullfight’, a painting at the Adams of Blackrock auction of European and  Irish paintings, silver and furniture

Tuesday (May 19th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar. Coins. A “Russia, Peter the Great gold 2- Roubles coin dated 1721” €5,000 (€3,000-(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania, which now hangs in Gleesons pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin

A harp given by the poet WB Yeats to Maud Gonne – which she apparently played while he recited his verse – made €37,000 and was the top lot in Whyte’s(...)

Detail from Sir William Orpen’s portrait of British actress Gladys Cooper is the top lot at Whyte’s upcoming auction

After this week’s record-breaking auctions in New York, the publication of catalogues for the pre-summer Dublin art auctions at Adam’s and Whyte’s mar(...)

Detail from ‘Landscape Connemara’ by Paul Henry, which sold for €68,000

The top lot in Whyte’s auction of Irish & International Art in the RDS, Dublin on Monday evening was Landscape, Connemara by Paul Henry which sold(...)

‘Reading The News’ by Richard Staunton Cahill in Whyte’s art auction on February 23rd

Newspapers have been an important element of Irish life since the first, Belfast’s News Letter, was established in 1737. Improved communication(...)

The boom – or bubble – in the international art market looks set to continue in 2015. The big international art auction houses are benefiting from unp(...)

A log from 1916 kept by Dublin Fire Brigade’s ambulance service which recorded the first fatalities and injuries of the Rising was bought by an unnamed ‘institutional archive’

Collectors of Irish historical memorabilia were out in force – in person and online – at Whyte’s auction last Saturday, where 84 per cent of the 50(...)

Letters written by the Vicereine, Lady Wimborne, wife of the then Viceroy, and effectively Ireland’s “first lady” at the time of the 1916 Rising.

Mementos associated with Ireland’s struggle for Independence during the early years of the 20th century are the main highlights in Whyte’s History &am(...)

Roderic O’Conor’s Le Châle Bleu sold for a disappointing €10,000

The first auctions of the autumn sales season may not have featured any record-breaking prices but the various auction houses have reported strong vol(...)

Sir John Lavery’s The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs, 1938 sold for €50,000 (€50,000-€70,000)

The first art auctions of Dublin’s autumn season were noticeably lacking in top-quality lots. At Whyte’s in the RDS on Monday evening, the top price w(...)