Ted Hegarty, antiques auctioneer, Bandon, Co Cork

With interest rates for bank deposits at historic – and dismal – lows, many savers and investors are seeking alternative investments. Property, the st(...)

George Williams: “I remember as a child lying under pieces of furniture studying the construction joints and glue blocks.”

George Williams runs George Williams Antiques in Newcastle House, near Kells, Co Meath and specialises in the sale of 18th and early 19th centur(...)

Joe Ledley has been included in the Wales squad for Euro 2016. Photograph: PA

Chris Coleman has named Joe Ledley in his 23-man Wales squad for the European Championship finals in France, only 24 days after the Crystal Palace mid(...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley (centre) concedes a penalty by fowling Wales’ Simon Church in the area. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

In many respects it was one of those international friendlies that confirmed what most people already suspected. While Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ire(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)