The Prince of Wales meets Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Adam Gerrard/Daily Mirror/PA wire

Prince Charles maintained the theme of healing and reconciliation when he visited Belfast yesterday, engaging in a public handshake with Martin McGui(...)

Detail from Sir William Orpen’s portrait of British actress Gladys Cooper is the top lot at Whyte’s upcoming auction

After this week’s record-breaking auctions in New York, the publication of catalogues for the pre-summer Dublin art auctions at Adam’s and Whyte’s mar(...)

‘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(...)

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(...)

Jim Clerkin attends DuJour Magazine and NYY Steak celebrating Chrissy Teigen with FENDI timepieces and Moet Ice on  in New York City. Photograph:  Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for DuJour

If you are thinking about splashing out on a sparkling surprise, Jim Clerkin is the ideal man to ask for advice.Northern Ireland-born Clerkin knows a (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

John and Roberta Hewitt with May Morton at the PEN conference, Vienna, 1955

When someone becomes a friend, you have a natural curiosity about their past, about what has made them. My first meeting with John Hewitt was not a(...)

The boom – or bubble – in the international art market looks set to continue in 2015. The big international art auction houses are benefiting from unp(...)