Mark Francis

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Diamond, ruby and emerald picture frame achieved €22,000 (€12,000-€22,000) through O’Reilly’s

From Ernest Shackleton’s sleigh and a set of gold teeth, to a rocket launcher and a stuffed baboon, 2019 has been an interesting year in the Irish auc(...)

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(...)

Brionvega turntable and speakers, €1,500-€2,000, Adam’s. A white custom-made version once owned by the late pop star David Bowie fetched €300,000 in Sotheby’s in 2016

For the first time in 40 years, vinyl records are set to outstrip the sale of compact discs. Despite the cheaper option of online streaming services s(...)

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(...)

Robert Armstrong, ‘Kiribat’

Robert Armstrong: Squeegee Paintings ★★★★☆ Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin  Soon, Robert Armstrong is off to Hong Kong for a spe(...)

The Grayson, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin: no expense spared.

Dublin city centre is about to get a new party pad, with late-night music, DJs and dancing, and it is located where you might least expect to find it.(...)

Head chef Troy Watson and sous chef Dan McHugh at Roberta’s restaurant in East Essex Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I’m standing next to a large, rectangular concrete-topped bar, flooded by natural light from a steel atrium overhead, in the heart of a new restaurant(...)

Rylan, with his charming, personable manner needs a Blind Date or a Family Fortunes, a show that can be sold on his personality rather than this quiz equivalent of a cruise ship restaurant

No one needs another quiz show. TV is crammed with quizzes that manage to cater to every facet of the precarious mental state. If you’re feeling bad a(...)

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