1916 centenary commemorations: Capt Peter Kelleher of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Irish Defence Forces  prepares to read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Easter Sunday, 2016. File photograph: Maxwells

An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic thought to have hung in the GPO during Easter week 1916 has sold at auction for €150,000. (...)

Rory Guthrie: ‘Never buy a poor work based solely on an artist’s reputation or fame. A bad picture is always going to be a difficult seller in any market no matter who painted it, whereas a piece of quality will always find a buyer’

Rory Guthrie is a director at de Veres Art Auctions on Kildare Street, Dublin, the only Irish auction house to specialise in 20th-century design furn(...)

Neneh Cherry: “I still feel so unfinished, in a way, and that can really piss me off sometimes.” Photograph:  Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

‘Hello, darling.” Neneh Cherry answers the phone to you like you’re her best friend. She is just in from the market and is a bit flustered and can I (...)

Charlie Minter: “A great aspect of the job is the unexpected. You never know who’s going to be on the end of the telephone or what you’ll see behind a door.”

Charlie Minter is head of the Irish art department at Sotheby’s, the international auction house with a network of 90 offices in 40 countries, includ(...)

‘The Taking of Christ’ by Michelangelo MerisiCaravaggio (1602). Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community, Leeson Street, Dublin who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

One of the most interesting items consigned to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ big “history” sale in Dublin next month, on the eve of the actual centenary (...)

After dinner in Yamamori restaurant with his sister one evening in 2014, David (31) from Enniscrone, Co Sligo, met Hinata (25), who had come from Tok(...)

The Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks in Dublin was closed on Good Friday, but will open on Easter Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of bewildered tourists - and quite a few Irish people - were forced to change their plans for a 1916-related museum visit when they arrived o(...)

Untitled (Sammy Watching) by Bill Lynch

Bill Lynch Douglas Hyde Gallery (Gallery 1), Trinity College Dublin  ★★★★ Bill Lynch first met Verne Dawson when both were students at N(...)

‘The Quay Worker’s Home’ by Jack B Yeats, first shown in public in 1927, is estimated at €60,000-€80,000

Anyone attending the election count at the RDS in Dublin today and in need of a break from proceedings could pop next door (via the Anglesea Road entr(...)

A  study for the head of St Anne (circa 1510-15)f rom the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection at National Gallery of Ireland

Ten works by the artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci are coming to the National Gallery of Ireland in May, allowing visitors to get up close and p(...)