Portrait bust of ‘Tiger King’, Man of Aran, set to fetch up to €6,000

Man of Aran, a 1930s film about life on the Aran Islands directed by Robert J Flaherty featured a cast of locals rather than trained actors. Among the(...)

Study after The Tipperary Hurler by Sean Keating. Keating’s original oil painting, The Tipperary Hurler, was completed in 1928 and exhibited at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam and in New York, and donated to the Hugh Lane Gallery in 1957

With the Kilkenny v Tipperary All-Ireland Hurling Final replay scheduled for this afternoon in Croke Park, the timing could hardly be better for th(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys who appointed  John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. Photograph: The Irish Times

John McNulty has a lot going for him. He is a 37-year old businessman with a filling station and shop in Kilcar in South West Donegal. In addition (...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery on the ball against Wexford in the All-Ireland  camogie championship semi-final replay at  Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph: Inpho.
Cork progress to Camogie final

Cork 1-15 Wexford 0-8 Cork remain on course for a first All-Ireland senior camogie title since 2009 as they swept Wexford aside with a stunning second(...)

Unloading The Catch by Seán Keating, €40,000-€60,000 at de Veres

After Adam’s and Whyte’s in May, the last of the “big three” Dublin summer art auctions takes place at de Veres on Tuesday. Some 160 lots of mostly Ir(...)

Incoming chair of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke  was most recently the director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila Pratschke is to be the new chair of the Arts Council, as announced yesterday by Minster for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan. She succeeds Pat Moylan, w(...)

‘Sacred and Profane Love’ by Sean Keating (1937), reproduced with kind permission of a private owner and the Keating estate

Two incarnations typify popular images of Seán Keating. In one he is the quintessential painter of the Irish Free State, boldly mythologising t(...)