Detail of ‘The Hook Lighthouse’ by Ivan Sutton at Dolan’s Art Auction House (€800-€1,200)

Auction results Saturday (April 23rd) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers ‘History Sale’, Gresham Hotel, Dublin. An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation “be(...)

1916 centenary commemorations: Capt Peter Kelleher of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Irish Defence Forces  prepares to read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Easter Sunday, 2016. File photograph: Maxwells

An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic thought to have hung in the GPO during Easter week 1916 has sold at auction for €150,000. (...)

One of the estimated 25 original copies of the Proclamation still in private hands, this is for auction with an estimate of €100,000-€150,000

The last of the 2016 history auctions will take place in Dublin next Saturday, April 23rd. It is the eve of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which (...)

 Ireland’s Peter Claffey is stopped by  Giovannin Pettinelli of Italy at Donnybrook. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 19 Italy Under-20 13 Ireland survived, just about, in a match that demonstrated the maddening inconsistency of their performances in(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale will make his first appearance for Ireland Under-20s this season in Friday’s Six Nations game  against Italy at Donnybrook. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale will make his first appearance of the season for the Ireland Under-20s in Friday’s Six Nations Championship match against Italy at Don(...)

Donogh O’Malley: “I believe that it is essential for a government from time to time to propound bold new policies which both catch the imagination of the people and respond to some widespread if not clearly formulated demand on their part”. Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times.

In January Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys announced an €8 million project to improve facilities at the National Archi(...)

Ireland’s Johnny McPhillips bursts by England’s Jack Singleton during his team’s comeback victory in Newcastle. Photograph: Alex Dodd/Inpho

England U20s 20 Ireland U20s 26 A brave and fearless second half from Ireland earned them a rare win over England in Kingston Park. What looked like (...)

Ireland’s scrum-half Stephen Kerins under pressure during his side’s defeat to France. Photograph: AFP

France Under-20s 34 Ireland Under-20s 13 Ireland’s Under 20’s Six Nations title hopes look to have been lost in Narbonne after being outmuscled by (...)

A second-half try from Aaron Dundon helped Clontarf to a 18-14 win over Terenure on Friday night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork Constitution brought Ballynahinch’s two-match winning run to a shuddering halt by hammering the hosts 38-3 at Ballymacarn Park in Ulster Bank Lea(...)

Ireland’s Will Connors is tackled by Harrison Keddie of Wales during the Under 20 Six Nations clash at Donnybrook. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland Under-20s 24 Wales Under 20s 35 This defeat will smart, Ireland left to reflect on the number of points, 21 or thereabouts, that they (...)