A pencil sketch self-portrait by the artist Sir William Orpen depicting himself drinking wine through two straws

Between 1901 and 1967, Jammet’s was the most famous restaurant in Ireland and a rare outpost of French cuisine. The restaurant was established by two (...)

Sideways: from the self-portrait by Tony O’Malley. Courtesy of the Butler Gallery

Tony O’Malley probably produced more self-portraits than any other Irish artist, even if we count William Orpen’s many self-deprecating essays in the(...)

The 89-piece ‘Te Deum’ window by Wilhelmina Geddes at Ypres

Just down the street from where I stayed in Ypres last weekend, a tiny wall-plaque paid tribute to a group of Irish women, long gone now, who lived in(...)

Human figures with deep emotional expression: the work of Wilhelmina Geddes

The work of stained-glass artist Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955) is reaching more and more people as a result of the new book on her life and work by N(...)

Tullycot is a house built in the 1920s to a design by architect Richard Orpen, brother of famous Irish portrait painter William Orpen. Richard was ap(...)

A little known architectural gem on Dublin’s Grafton Street is to be highlighted as part of a planned redevelopment of one of the stores by new owners(...)

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(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, now 74 years old, is more than half way through his seven-year term, which began in November 2011. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has not ruled out running for a second term in office. Speaking in San Francisco, California on Sunday, the President said(...)

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(...)

Detail from Japanese Switzerland, by Sir John Lavery, which is  being sold by its private owner and is estimated at £300,000- £500,000

A selection of important Irish paintings due to be auctioned at Sotheby’s “Irish Sale” in London later this month is on view, for the last time in Ire(...)