‘Flight of the Quetzal’ by Michael Flatley is estimated at €40,000-€50,000

The highest-valued painting to go to auction in Ireland so far this year is not a work by Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery or any of the othe(...)

The Fern in the Area by Jack B Yeats, which measures 40cm by 50cm, was one of three paintings stolen from a house in Donard, Co Wicklow.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the theft of three valuable paintings from a house in Co Wicklow last year.They have appealed again for informati(...)

Detail from ‘Hearing the Nightingale’ by Jack B Yeats depicts the view from Richmond Hill in London

For the second time in 10 days, a Jack B Yeats painting was the top-selling lot in a Dublin art auction. On Wednesday evening at Adam’s “Important Iri(...)

Noreen Rice: hung out with Belfast’s bohemians and took to smoking French cigarettes as a sign of sophistication

Noreen Rice, who has died aged 79, was a Belfast-born artist who made Co Monaghan her home for the last two decades of her life.Though influenced by t(...)

Detail from ‘Woman and Child Feeding Hens’ by Frank McKelvey, the Northern Ireland artist who died in 1974

The international art market may be dominated by abstract, contemporary art, but Irish collectors continue, overwhelmingly, to prefer traditional repr(...)

‘The Bang the Door Boys’, a 1944 painting by Jack B Yeats, sold to a private Irish collector for €95,000

Results from three big auctions in Dublin this week suggest the market for fine art and antiques is in robust shape. On Tuesday, Adams Blackrock in so(...)

Clew Bay by Letitia Hamilton

In a real sense, the AIB Art Collection fell victim to the implosion of the Irish banking system. In a rush to judgment in the heated atmosphere of(...)

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 (...)