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(...)

Martina Noonan: “I wrote a thesis on 18th century Irish silver which is my first love.”

Martina Noonan is co-owner with husband Bryan Greene of Thomas P Adams & Co – known as Adams Blackrock – an art and antiques auctioneering busines(...)

The late Tony Ryan bought ‘Double Portrait of Robert Mason, of Masonbrook, Loughrea, Co Galway, and Sara Monck, Both Seated in an Interior, a Landscape Beyond’   at Sotheby’s in 2005 for £21,000

Adams Blackrock, the south Co Dublin auction house, has stolen a march on its bigger rivals by securing the sale of the remaining items from the fine (...)

The Four Courts: Stephen Noonan, son of Martina Noonan (77), has challenged the HSE’s refusal to approve an application under the Government’s Fair Deal scheme which provides payments for people who cannot afford long-term care in nursing homes.

An elderly woman is facing eviction from a nursing home after the Health Service Executive demanded she pay €38,000 a year for her accommodation becau(...)