Sergio Benedetti: a keen researcher, he was professionally very focused and demanding, and expected high standards from those around him. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

One August morning in 1990, Sergio Benedetti, who has died aged 75, walked the short distance from the National Gallery of Ireland, where he was a con(...)

Caravaggio, “The Taking of Christ”. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Dublin

The subject of Walter Paget’s Birth of the Irish Republic, and the future obstetrician who appeared in it (Irishman’s Diary, November 26th), brought m(...)

Detail of ‘The Hook Lighthouse’ by Ivan Sutton at Dolan’s Art Auction House (€800-€1,200)

Auction results Saturday (April 23rd) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers ‘History Sale’, Gresham Hotel, Dublin. An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation “be(...)

1916 centenary commemorations: Capt Peter Kelleher of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Irish Defence Forces  prepares to read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Easter Sunday, 2016. File photograph: Maxwells

An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic thought to have hung in the GPO during Easter week 1916 has sold at auction for €150,000. (...)

One of the estimated 25 original copies of the Proclamation still in private hands, this is for auction with an estimate of €100,000-€150,000

The last of the 2016 history auctions will take place in Dublin next Saturday, April 23rd. It is the eve of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which (...)

Auction results Saturday (March 26th) O’Donovan & Associates Auctioneers, North Quay, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Antiques and house clea(...)

‘The Taking of Christ’ by Michelangelo MerisiCaravaggio (1602). Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community, Leeson Street, Dublin who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

One of the most interesting items consigned to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ big “history” sale in Dublin next month, on the eve of the actual centenary (...)