First impressions of Uppercourt Manor suggest a vast country estate in the north Kilkenny countryside. But there’s a twist. The partially restored,(...)

A 1950s painting by Picasso looks set to become the most expensive art work ever sold at auction – and knock Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon off t(...)

At the heart of Dublin 4, three roads – Ailesbury, Shrewsbury and Merrion – intersect to form an almost perfect golden triangle lined with some of (...)

The 32in-high sculpture, described as “a virtuoso rendering of the human form”, goes to auction at Christie’s The Opulent Eye sale in London next Wednesday with a £100,000 top estimate.

“Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king.” So wrote the 17th-century English poet Thomas Nashe – but when does the season actually st(...)

Punitive charges for checked-in baggage on airlines means few 21st-century travellers can afford to dress stylishly on holidays. But during the gol(...)

The 20-bed hotel built was for the early 18th-century Protestant archbishop of Cashel, Theophilus Bolton, by  architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearse, who also designed the Houses of Parliament (now Bank of Ireland) in Dublin’s College Green

One of Ireland’s architecturally most important hotels is expected to go on the market following its sudden closure last month. The Cashel Palace(...)

World-class fans

Fans were once essential fashion accessories on formal occasions but are now rarely used except by ladies of a certain age in Mediterranean countri(...)

Is this the famous lost Victorian painting ‘The Rush Gatherers, Lough Corrib, Connemara, Ireland’.

A famous 19th century painting of Lough Corrib in Connemara by James John Hill – believed lost for over 150 years – has unexpectedly been found.Or ha(...)

During the first World War the British government established National Shell Factories in Britain and Ireland to manufacture munitions for the West(...)

Flogging the family silver in times of need has long been a discreet tradition among the no longer wealthy. Selling in London means avoiding the embar(...)