Lot 256 is “a princess cut diamond art deco-inspired ring, set at centre and surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds mounted in platinum”, estimated at €3,000-€4,000 and described as “a similar, smaller version of Pippa Middleton’s art-deco inspired ring

Auction results Tuesday (August 16th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of jewellery, gold and silver. A diamond-set ba(...)

Detail of a signed print of  ‘Our Lady – Queen of Ireland’ by Leo Whelan (€150-€200)

Art auctions in the principal Dublin salerooms won’t resume until the autumn, but Whyte’s is holding an online-only summer art sale that ends on Monda(...)

US president Barack Obama  at the annual Friends of Ireland Lunch at the US Capitol in Washington, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the table,  March 15th, 2016. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan warmed up Taoiseach Enda Kenny, President Barack Obama and the rest of the audience at his St Pat(...)

US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan  outside the US Supreme Court  in Washington DC. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

When the speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan welcomes acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Barack Obama at the St Patrick’s Day (...)

On March 8th, 1916, four boys are convicted of stealing sums of money from the Catholic Truth Society’s box in the porch of St Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: PJ Browne

March 8th, 1916 In the Southern Division of the Dublin Police Courts, Mark McDonagh, aged 28, a farmer’s son of Ballyquirk, Moycullen, Co Galway, i(...)

An 18th century mahogany table sold for £19,500

Auction Results Tuesday (September 8th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Rare coins. An Irish 1943 Half-crown €1,000 (€1(...)

Graiguenamanagh: the whole town gets involved in book festival

Organisers of a unique bookselling festival in Co Kilkenny next weekend hope to attract thousands of visitors – including new as well as establishe(...)

Irish silver marrow scoop, made in 1767 by Michael Keating, Dublin (€150-€250) at John Weldon Auctioneers.

Auction results Wednesday, September 3rd O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis St, Dublin 8. Art Deco platinum, ruby and diamond bracelet €17,500 (€17,00(...)

Wasp factory

As I drove along the banks of the Barrow on my way to Graiguenamanagh, there was a harrying wind driving the leaves from the trees in droves. These le(...)

Sunday, September 8th Michael Mullen Auctioneers, auction of the contents of Knockrath Stud, Ballinlough, Co Meath. On the premises at 2pm. Period fur(...)

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