Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill (pictured) to help gardaí recover stolen paintings, are entitled to proceed with their action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State, the High Court has ruled.

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill t(...)

 Chinese porcelain from the collection of Sir Alfred Beit, late of Russborough House, Co Wicklow, sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation at Sotheby’s, London. The top lot was a black-ground famille-rose bowl, £434,500 (£80,000-£120,000).

AUCTION RESULTS Sunday, November 3rd Matthews Auction Rooms. Contents of Violet Hill House, Herbert Road, Bray. A three-carat diamond ring, €18,000 (€(...)

A black-ground famille rose bowl of the Yongzheng period (1723-1735) sold for €517,000.

An antique Chinese bowl, just 14cm high, from Russborough House in Co Wicklow sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London yesterday for more than €500,000. (...)

A rare coral-ground famille-verte bowl from the  Yongzheng period (1723-1735), one of the pieces from  Russborough House due to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s on November 6th.

Hidden treasures from Russborough House in Co Wicklow – one of Ireland’s grandest “stately homes” and a popular visitor attraction – are to be sold at(...)