Letters sent from Jackie Kennedy, the wife of late US president John F. Kennedy, to a Dublin priest have been returned to the Kennedy family. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images.

Letters sent to an Irish priest by Jackie Kennedy, the former US first lady, have been returned to the Kennedy family. The Catholic Vincentian Order i(...)

Auctioneers Michael (left) and Philip Sheppard with lotting co-ordinator Michelle Brophy

In a further sign of improving business sentiment, Sheppard’s auctioneers has announced the opening of a Dublin office at 120 Pembroke Road in Ballsbr(...)

Workmen found what they thought was an old press or bathroom cabinet and were about to dump it into a skip when Fr John O’Reilly asked them to leave it to one side

A Flemish altarpiece discovered by a priest in Co Wexford was sold at auction last night for €40,000. The 15th-century artwork went under the hammer a(...)

Owen Felix O Neill leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action involving Philip Sheppard, of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Collins

An expert on rare books has handed into the Commercial Court copies made by him of the entire collection of letters written by the late Jackie Kenn(...)

Jacqueline Bouvier on the day of her wedding to John F Kennedy 2:48

Authorities at All Hallows College in Dublin believe that the cache of Jackie Kennedy letters retained there since 1964 belongs to the college. (...)

Philip Sheppard of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House  in Durrow, Co Laois, with a letter dated October 1, 1964, from Jaqueline Kennedy to Fr Fagan at All Hallows College in Dublin in relation to Father Leonard’s death. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Sheppard’s Irish Auction House got a sneak preview yesterday of what is likely to befall Durrow in a month’s time.“CBS News on the line, Mr Sheppard,”(...)

Photograph supplied by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House

The archive titled “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy: Letters to Fr Joseph Leonard, 1950-1964” contains more than 30 (mostly handwritten) letters. They will(...)

A rediscovered portrait of Henry Grattan, dating from about 1775, is the only known portrait of the famous parliamentarian as a young man. It will be (...)

Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and the return of Downton Abbey. Fans of big house life – and they are legion – will have a field day(...)

Sheppard’s auctioneers of Durrow, Co Laois has announced what it claims is “the biggest auction of fine art and antiques in Ireland in a quarter of a (...)