Ernie O Malley

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Shouting, Jack B Yeats is expected to set a new record for the artist (€1.5m- €2m),  Whyte’s

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most important artists, two forthcoming sales will test the market for the (...)

Karen Ardiff as Arthur Griffith, Shadaan Felfeli as Robert Barton, Patrick Moy as Michael Collins, John Cronin as Cathal Brugha and Jane Brennan as Eamon De Valera during rehearsals. Photograph: Alan Betson

On the walls of the entrance to the Kevin Barry rehearsal rooms in the National Concert Hall are photographs from the Treaty debates 100 years ago. (...)

Death For Only One (1937) at the home of John Kennedy © Estate of Jack B Yeats

“My soul lies in the arts. In them lies happiness,” were the words of Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), the leading revolutionary whose art collection sold (...)

Bluebeard’s Last Wife, Harry Clarke stained glass set in a cabinet by James Hicks – Adam’s (€80,000-€120,000).

From mice to musketeers, the rule of three – omne trium perfectum – suggests that a trio of events is far more satisfying than other numbers. This is (...)

Douglas Gageby: spikily humorous recollections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

My local café operates an informal library service – or did before the pandemic – whereby customers are encouraged to “take a book, leave a book”. B(...)

Ardal O’Hanlon outside 28 Upper Pembroke Street where his grandfather was in action on Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The bloodiest place on Bloody Sunday (November 21st, 1920) morning was 28 Upper Pembroke Street off Fitzwilliam Square. A century ago this handsome fo(...)

William Scott’s Deep Blues achieved £680,000, the second-highest price at auction for the artist.

It has been a busy and successful week for the family of the late property developer Patrick Kelly. His former home, the imposing and impeccably-rest(...)

“Michael Collins and others were championing the virtues of one breed in particular – a feisty, fearless terrier they saw as the four-legged epitome of the national spirit.” Photograph: Getty Images

October 1920 was a tense month in Dublin. Then as now, the city was in lockdown, with a curfew between midnight and 5am. The War of Independence raged(...)

Miss Brown alongside her family’s belongings in Meelin, Co Cork. She was forced out of her home by crown forces in revenge for an IRA ambush a few days before. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The Irish War of Independence (1919-1921) represents a fascinating example of a guerrilla war which blurred the boundaries between “home front” and “b(...)

The front page of French newspaper Le Petit Journal, December 5th, 1920, depicting British police attacking a farm in Tipperary occupied by Sinn Féin members. Photograph: Leemage/UIG via Getty Images

There was more than one war of independence being fought in Ireland in 1920. Alongside an increasingly intense military conflict, there were political(...)

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