Madam Qiao Li and Counsellor Wu Lijun from the Chinese embassy

The small town of Durrow in Co Laois has become an unlikely pivotal link in Ireland’s relations with China. Sheppard’s auction house has developed (...)

Missing Downton Abbey? Then get a dose of country-house glamour at Sheppard’s three-day auction where lots include 1930s vintage “flapper girldresses”(...)