‘Connemara Bogpools’, oil-on-canvas, by Patrick Hennessy (€6,000-€8,000)

Holiday-makers and locals in Connemara and west Cork this Bank Holiday weekend have access to two big art and antiques’ auctions. In west Cork, Morgan(...)

 K9 Connectables founders Lauren and James McIlvenna from Howth, with Sandy the Labrador. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

After Sandy the labrador shredded her humans’ wedding album, industrial designer James McIlvenna set out to invent a toy that would keep her occupied (...)

Detail of ‘The Hook Lighthouse’ by Ivan Sutton at Dolan’s Art Auction House (€800-€1,200)

Auction results Saturday (April 23rd) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers ‘History Sale’, Gresham Hotel, Dublin. An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation “be(...)

Detail from In The Long Grass, Near Killaloe, by John Murphy, estimated at €2,500-€4,000

Results: Wednesday (November 18th) Bonhams, London, modern British and Irish art. House Tops, Tetuan, View from the House of the British Minister by S(...)

 Chris De Burgh performs during the humanist funeral service for Paolo Tullio at Trinity College Dublin, June 11th, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Affectionate tributes were paid to the late Paolo Tullio at his funeral service in Trinity College on Thursday. The award-winning chef and restaurant(...)

Derek Davis with Rose of Tralee contestants in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Derek Davis, who has died aged 67, had a long and distinguished career as a newsreader, reporter and presenter. The flood of tributes that swiftly fol(...)

Derek Davis: said he had developed his large, ebullient “persona” to match his size. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

  “Derek Davis could well have been with me on the boat on Lough Sheelin today, waiting for the mayfly to rise,” said Derek Evans, friend (...)

Derek Davis presents Out Of The Blue

In 2008, I went to Dalkey to interview Derek Davis for the Sunday Tribune about his retirement from RTÉ. We meet in the Queens Bar and he spoke at len(...)

The RTE presenter Derek Davis with Irish Rose contestants at a reception to announce details of the 38th Rose of Tralee International Festival in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former broadcaster and RTÉ presenter Derek Davis has died, the State broadcaster has announced.Born in Co Down, he started his media career as a news (...)

Newcastle cup and saucer, c1780, €300-€400 at Adam’s

Auction resultsMonday, May 5th Dolan’s Art Auction House, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare, Co Wexford. 82 per cent of lots sold. Susanna by Seán Keating, €10,(...)

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