Jack B Yeats, A Paris of the West achieved €787,964 (€565,000-€905,000) at Sotheby’s Irish Art Sale

Results Damien Matthews Clontarf Sale, November 16th and 17th Fancy yellow diamond 4.01ct €32,000 (€45,000-€75,000), Japanese gold mounted box with s(...)

Rare fancy yellow diamond (4.01ct) VS2 with no flourescence fetched  €45,000- 75,000 at Matthews auction

Auction Results Sheppard’s Masterworks Sale Ming vase discovered at a routine valuation in Blarney achieved €610,000 – almost €500,000 over estimate(...)

Sleeper of the Adam’s Asian sale was a Ceylonese ivory casket which sold for €23,000 against an estimate of €1,500- €2,500

Auction results TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH John Weldon Temple Bar, Jewellery sale Emerald ring set with diamond shoulders 10.40cts €17,000, antique gold (...)

Presumed Irish, George II Walnut and Rouge Royal marble wine cooler (1740) achieved $43,750 through Sotheby's

Auction results Sotheby’s New York Furniture Silver and Ceramic Sale Irish Silver Salver, John Hamilton $12,500, Rare Irish silver octagonal sugar b(...)

Cast metal skull and antlers achieved €5,400 through Oliver Usher

Auction results WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD Adam’s St Stephen’s Green, The Patrick and Antoinette Murphy Collection Mary Swanzy The White Tower €90,000.(...)

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be(...)

The unveiling of the statue of Field Marshal Hugh Gough in the Phoenix Park, in Dublin in 1878. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Attempts to repatriate the Gough statue which was blown up by the IRA in 1957 were ruled out by the government in 1988. The statue was erected in 18(...)

At 6’2” and with a long, black beard, John Nicholson was a tall, imposing figure, fierce and fearless. Photograph: Project Gutenberg/Wikimedia Commons

In 1857, a member of an Indian cult killed himself when he heard that the man he worshipped as a god had departed this life. The Nikal Seynis cult had(...)

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Is Irish art finally coming out of the shadow of recession and back into the sun? There were certainly some glittering prices at Whyte’s Important Ir(...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

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