A tiny Ming bowl with the Chenghua six character mark in a double square is expected to fetch €20,000-€30,000 at Sheppard’s sale

Diamonds, dragons and a death mask feature in some of this week’s auction highlights. All sales are live, but in accordance with current Government Co(...)

Cope Foundation chief executive, Sean Abbott said the foundation is concerned at the impact the Covid-19 forced reduction in numbers attending day services across Cork city and county is having on their service users and their families. Photograph: iStock

A charity providing services for almost 3,000 adults and children with intellectual disabilities has appealed for assistance in securing temporary acc(...)

Concert goers will also be able to enjoy the “solar symphony” display mapped on to Custom House Quay

A number of events are taking place across the country on Tuesday night to ring in the New Year. Tickets for the countdown concert at Custom House Qu(...)

Cork Jazz Festival: this year’s festival was organised without an overall director. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Jazz is improvised music, but looking at the programme for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, there may be more improvisation happening off-stag(...)

Peat Stacks Connemara by Paul Henry, €36,000 (€15,000-€25,000) Morgan O’Driscoll

Auction results Tuesday, August 6th, Morgan O’Driscoll. Paul Henry, Peat Stacks Connemara, €36,000 – more than double its lower reserve of €15,000. L(...)

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Photograoh: by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have begun their two-day summit in Hanoi, as the US president tries to revive efforts to persuade the North Korean leader(...)

Fusion bassist Stanley Clarke will bring his band to the banks of the lovely Lee for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, running over the October Bank Holiday weekend

In jazz’s journey towards artistic respectability in Ireland, the “good-time” image of the island’s principal jazz event hasn’t always been helpful. G(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Queen Elizabeth II meets fishmonger Pat O’Connell at the English Market on May 20th, 2011, in Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

Fishmonger Pat O’Connell, who was famously pictured laughing with Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to the English Market in Cork in 2011, says there is(...)

It’s not the done thing, evidently, to openly admit to liking the royals, or wanting to celebrate the royal wedding. Yet cometh the hour, it’s safe to assume that most Irish people will be throwing a glance, even a furtive one, towards the nuptials.

In the era of laptops, smartphones and Netflix, it was assumed that the end was nigh for the communal living-room screen. Instead, “event” TV was born(...)

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