Edna O’Brien. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/Getty

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 Michelin chef Albert Roux: “I used to come here for 10 solid years in the 1980s with the children and the dogs . . . I absolutely loved the Ring of Kerry.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

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Coal and black chalk portrait by Oskar Kokoschka of himself and his lover Alma Mahler. Photograph: Imagno/Getty Images

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Basket and Vessels by Stephen McKenna, made €17,000,

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Auctioneer James O’Halloran said the Anglo Irish Bank collection included “some high quality works” by well-known modern Irish artists including Louis le Brocquy, Martin Gale, Felim Egan and Stephen McKenna. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The corporate art collection of the former Anglo Irish Bank is being sold at public auction in Dublin this evening at 6pm.A total of 134 paintings, pr(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

Auctioneer James O’Halloran said the Anglo Irish Bank collection included “some high quality works” by well-known modern Irish artists including Martin Gale (above),  Louis le Brocquy, Felim Egan and Stephen McKenna.

The corporate art collection of the former Anglo Irish Bank is to be sold at public auction in Dublin next month. Some 130 paintings, prints, sculptur(...)