Beanie Feldstein as Molly and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy in Booksmart. Photograph: Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Pictures

The terrific directorial debut from actor Olivia Wilde will not (alas) score as many Oscar nominations as Greta Gerwig’s era-defining Lady Bird. It wi(...)

Johnny Ronan, now often to be found in the Ivy restaurant in Dublin, thinks he is back after his Celtic Tiger misadventures. Photograph: Tom McEnaney/McEnaney Media

It was early summer in 2014, and Johnny Ronan, then still a ward of Nama, was trying to kickstart the deal that he hoped would restore him to commerci(...)

Hunters in the Snow (Winter), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1565), 162x170cms. Image courtesy of Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

What is it? Hunters in the Snow is one of the most brilliant and evocative representations of winter in Western art. It was painted by Pieter Bruegel(...)

 US president Donald Trump uses an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One in  Maryland. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own. But one could be forgiven for mistaking the vicious tactics (...)

Patrick Meade: “I collect original book illustrations by artists who worked in London during the golden age of book illustration (late 19th and early 20th century).”

Who? Irishman Patrick Meade is deputy chairman of Bonhams – founded in 1793 – one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiq(...)

Kathlyn O’Brien’s exhibition Altered Light

Altered Light: Kathlyn O’Brien Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** Just inside the door of the gallery, Kathlyn O’Brien’s Self Portrait gives us s(...)

A detail from the Vision Collector poster advertising an event at Christ Church Cathedral

The dean of Christ Church has apologised after a poster was published advertising an event in the cathedral which contained satanic imagery and gay se(...)

Landmarks of Hamburg’s proud – and moneyed – past: the Speicherstadt mercantile quarter.

On Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, a trashier cousin of New York’s Times Square circa 1997, Saturday has just turned to Sunday. As befits a notorious entertain(...)

George Gerard Mealy: ‘My father will regularly spin more than 100 lots in an hour, and up to 800 lots in a day. I would be lucky to get through the lots at half that pace.’

I’m the third generation to work in the family auctioneering business. Mealy’s Fine Art, based in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, holds four main auctions o(...)

The Bosch VR app is a novel way of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of trippy Dutch Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch. Bosch is best(...)

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