Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We often find ourselves looking at art on a screen, but to see a painting in reality is a different experience. And, amazingly, it’s free. Our nationa(...)

Traditional Musician of the Year Máirtín O’Connor

Over the past 17 years, TG4’s annual Gradam Ceoil Awards have made it their business to train a spotlight on a handful of those who have pushed the(...)

Grant Ford, a Sotheby’s auctioneer and expert on Irish art: Sotheby’s Irish art sale will include work by Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats

Sotheby’s has decided to re-introduce a standalone Irish art sale in London in 2015 – another step in the gradual recovery of the market which was (...)

Detail from  a Christmas card published by the Cuala Press

A rare set of early 20th-century Irish Christmas cards from the Cuala Press is among the highlights in the latest catalogue from De Búrca Rare Books i(...)

Detail from ‘Early Morning in Donegal’ by Paul Henry which sold for €160,00

Adam’s regards its Christmas Important Irish Art auction as “a barometer of the health of the Irish art market”. Managing director James O’Halloran sa(...)

Connemara Cottages by Paul Henry

The Irish art market has had a lacklustre year but Adam’s has kept the “good stuff” until the end. Three artists: Paul Henry, Walter Frederick Osborne(...)

Christie’s: John Lavery’s The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice.

Next week’s art auctions in London feature some notable lots of Irish interest. On Monday evening at Bonhams in New Bond Street, Paysage Breton, by Ro(...)

Portrait of a Lady by Sir John Lavery, which measures 65cm by 30cm,  was one of three paintings stolen from a house in Donard, Co Wicklow last week.

Gardaí are appealing to the public for information after three valuable paintings by Sir John Lavery, Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats were stolen from a h(...)

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(...)

Ian Whyte: “There is an acute shortage of top-quality art and collectibles for auction.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Despite three consecutive art auctions in Dublin scheduled to begin on Monday – at Whyte’s, de Veres and Adam’s – and other sales around the country, (...)