Oliver Usher: “I fell into the business, by chance, 37 years ago”

Oliver Usher holds monthly auctions of antiques in the salesroom at Usher’s Auction Rooms on John Street, Kells, Co Meath. He also provides on-the-pr(...)

An 18th-century court document, proving Elvis Presley’s Irish ties, shows that his ancestor fled Leinster’s mean streets “in great dread” for a quiete(...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

Rory Guthrie: ‘Never buy a poor work based solely on an artist’s reputation or fame. A bad picture is always going to be a difficult seller in any market no matter who painted it, whereas a piece of quality will always find a buyer’

Rory Guthrie is a director at de Veres Art Auctions on Kildare Street, Dublin, the only Irish auction house to specialise in 20th-century design furn(...)

Niall Mullen: “There are no programmes about antiques on the  Irish TV channels since RTÉ discontinued ‘The Dealers’ eight years ago”

Niall Mullen owns Niall Mullen Antiques, a shop in Dublin’s Francis Street specialising in art deco and other 20th-century furniture, objects and art(...)

Roger Casement: Listed “GBP 50 in gold and silver; 1 pair binoculars; and 1 lamp”

A Treasure Island-style map drawn by Sir Roger Casement to show where he had buried gold and other valuables after landing at Banna Strand in Co Kerry(...)

Tom Clarke’s medal, which had been expected to sell for up to €120,000, was withdrawn by the auctioneer when bidding stalled at €80,000. Photograph: PA

The 1916 Rising medals awarded posthumously to Thomas Clarke and Joseph Plunkett – two of the signatories of the Proclamation – failed to sell at auct(...)

Medals belonging to  Bridget Connolly, who served in the 1916 Rising and War of Independence, which sold at auction for $7,250 in New York on Thursday

Leading items failed to sell at a major auction of Easter Rising memorabilia in New York, including the medals later awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, a for(...)

Former president Seán T O’Kelly inspecting a guard of honour outside the GPO in 1957.

One of the largest Easter Rising collections to be put up for sale in decades will be auctioned later this month in New York, including medals awarded(...)

‘Reflections of Positano 1’ by Michael Flatley

The unlikely artistic trio of Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats and Michael Flatley account for the top lots in the last big Dublin art auction of 2015. View(...)