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 (...)

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(...)