“Fishing Trawlers, Howth” by Ivan Sutton: the painting is on sale at a house contents auction in Howth

It’s the busiest week of the year for fine art and antiques auctions. Aside from the three big art auctions in Dublin, there are also numerous(...)

Imprints from the past: successive ice ages and weathering have left the fossils of early limestone Ireland’s chief visible heritage. Illustration: Michael Viney

The first Irish fossils to catch my eye shone out from a big panel of dark and highly polished limestone, spotlit beside the desk of Michael Scott, th(...)

At Winter Tales, in  Dalkey: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

nChristmas is the busiest time of the year for booksellers – and readers – so it’s a bit surprising that book festivals, so abundant at other times, a(...)

Lightweight sculler Sinead Jennings was the fastest woman at Limerick Regatta last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

An Ireland crew will have its first international competition this season when the lightweight double scull of Niall Kenny and Justin Ryan comp(...)