Joan Murray

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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(...)

Joan Murray: “The very first fair I ran in the Mansion House was at the beginning of December and it snowed. I thought it was going to be a disaster, but we got a huge turnout.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Joan Murray runs Antiques Fairs Ireland and organises antiques and vintage fairs in Dublin and throughout Leinster. She established the company in 198(...)

A Fair Day, Mayo by Jack B Yeats sold for €1 million in 2011, the highest figure paid at auction for a work of art in Ireland

The Irish fine art and antiques market was worth an estimated €50 million last year. That’s a drop of about 50 per cent since the peak of the boom (...)