A Connemara Village was first exhibited by the Fine Art Society, New Bond Street, London, in April 1934 and then, in November 1937, at Combridge’s Gallery in Dublin where former taoiseach John A Costello is understood to have bought it for £85.

A painting of a west of Ireland landscape owned by a former Fine Gael taoiseach, the late John A Costello ,has come to light and will be sold at aucti(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

Reflections of Positano 1 by Michael Flatley sold for €34,000

The last big Irish art auction of 2015 provided further confirmation of renewed confidence and increased market demand. Morgan O’ Driscoll Auctioneer(...)

‘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(...)

Detail from ‘The Boat Builder’ by Jack B Yeats

After modest results in recent London auctions at both Bonhams and Sotheby’s, Irish art had a good night in London on Wednesday at Christie’s “(...)

‘Airman of Inisheer’ by Margaret Clarke

“Since the beginning of 2015 the Irish art market has experienced a resurgence and there is a palpable confidence in the saleroom with collect(...)

Detail from Sir John Lavery’s The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Last month, Japanese Switzerland, a painting by Sir John Lavery was the top lot at Sotheby’s “Irish Sale” in London where it sold for £509,000 (app(...)

A ‘poison’ or ‘relic’ ring with a hidden compartment

Results: Wednesday (November 11th) Bonhams, London. A copy of the so-called Wicked Bible – published in London in 1631 – containing the infamously (...)

Hastings Railway Station by Walter Frederick Osborne: sold for £62,500 at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s much-anticipated Irish art sale in London on Wednesday afternoon didn’t quite live up to expectations, with 26 of the 71 lots remaining unso(...)

View from Howth by Sir William Orpen, estimated at £80,000- £120,000

Sotheby’s first auction in London dedicated to Irish Art took place 20 years ago, in 1995, and quickly became established as an annual landmark eve(...)