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Despite Ireland’s economic recovery and uncertainty over Brexit, Irish people continue to move across the Irish Sea in large numbers. Although the num(...)

Lot 266, an autograph manuscript, signed by Francis Ledwidge of his poem Lament for Thomas MacDonagh (‘He shall not hear the bittern cry’) fetched £16,250 at Bonhams.

Auction results Wednesday (March 21st), Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan: Auction of advertising and pub items included three la(...)

Auction Results Wednesday (March 14th) Sotheby’s, London. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer. Among lots of Irish interest were: Lot(...)

A Zulu War medal awarded to Dublin-born Corporal James Bushe after the defence of Rorke’s Drift on offer at Dix, Noonan, Web Auctioneers, London

Auction Results: Saturday (July 8th) RJ Keighery Auctioneers, Waterford. Auction (held in Kilkenny) of vintage cars and tractors. Lot 258, a 1933 For(...)

Until the end of the last century, the practice of kissing a Catholic bishop’s ring was a widely-observed social custom in Ireland. However, with the (...)

Portrait of Thomas MacDonagh by Mick O’Dea

Thomas MacDonagh is one of the most fascinating characters behind the Easter Rising. He was born in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, in 1878, the child of (...)

The Visit of Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849   by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson, estimated at  €25,000-€35,000

Results Thursday, February 11th: Christie’s, London. Post-war and contemporary art auction. Two Figures by Francis Bacon, £5.4 million (£5 mill(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron: Pablo Bustinduy, head of foreign affairs at Podemos, said EU leaders should not  sacrifice workers’ benefits to help Mr Cameron dodge  ‘Brexit’. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Podemos, the anti-austerity party seeking to forge a coalition government in Spain, said European Union leaders shouldn’t sacrifice workers’ benefits (...)

Author Aidan Higgins: his novel Langrishe Go Down (1966), about four spinster sisters living in a decaying Big House at Celbridge, has been described as “a great modern Irish classic”.

The writer Aidan Higgins has died aged 88. A member of Aosdána, he had lived in Kinsale, Co Cork since 1986. Born in Celbridge, Co Kildare, in March(...)

 A north London suburb: the city’s  biggest homebuilder, Berkeley Group, saw profits increase to £242.3 million. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Berkeley Group, London’s biggest homebuilder, boosted its dividend programme by £500 million after its adjusted profit before tax rose. The dividend(...)

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