James Brohan’s painting of poet Seamus Heaney is one of the highlights of the collection, and is currently on display at Barbara Stanley’s gallery in Mayfair

Leading Irish artists, including Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley, have donated paintings to raise funds for the Irish Cultural Centre in Lond(...)

Keith Wood pictured with his wife Nicola at the annual Ireland Funds’ rugby lunch at the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They were pushing their luck with a Friday the 13th lunch for a guest of honour nicknamed after a horror character, albeit a comic one. But som(...)

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín is to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Veteran actor and comedian Niall Tóibín is to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork later this year, after city councillors voted overwhelmingly to bes(...)

David Blackmore’s sculpture ‘Jacked’.

I always remember the Irish performance artist Nigel Rolfe, who I met while studying for a photography diploma at IADT in Dublin, advising me to move (...)

‘Returning Home, Connemara’ attributed to James John Hill was sold for €3,700

Sheppard’s held an unprecedented four-day series of auctions last week – including an evening art auction – and 76 per cent of the more than 2,000 lo(...)

A painting by Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley sold at auction in Sheppard’s Art Auction on Thursday night for €22,500.

A painting by Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley sold at auction in Sheppard’s Art Auction on Thursday night for €22,500. The painting, titled ‘Ro(...)

The portrait of the famous Victorian jockey Fred Archer was painted by Rosa Corder in 1883

Sheppard’s is holding an unprecedented “mini-season” of auctions on four consecutive days next week – daily at 10.30am and also broadcast online – sta(...)

Last year, Michael Flatley presented his painting ‘The Walking Dead’ – an abstract depiction of victims of the Famine – to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a meeting in Government Buildings.

A painting by Michael Flatley titled Rossmore Island is the star lot in Sheppard’s auction next month. The dance star, who is currently on an internat(...)

Sorcha Pollak, second from left, rehearses with Maria Buffini, Pádraic Moyles and Siobhán Manson. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:58

Sweating and cursing, I slump to the floor and stare longingly at my handbag, which I know contains a bottle of ice-cold water and a bar of chocola(...)

Rory McIlroy at the press conference on Fota Island, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sun shining, temperatures hitting 25 degrees, Fota Island looking as manicured and magnificent as Augusta and just when you think it couldn’t possibly(...)