Interior (1961), by Tony O’Malley, is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Most art collectors, sadly, never live to see the financial value of their life’s passion realised. But, happily – and rightly – most people buy art f(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus is surrounded by Donegal players during the  Allianz Football League Division One game at  Fr Tierney Park in  Ballyshannon. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-11 Monaghan 1-11 What did you expect? Yes, the sun shone in Ballyshannon and it was Mother’s Day and the world seemed in good mood. But whe(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan McHugh celebrates after scoring a goal in the McKenna Cup match against Donegal at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 2-23 Donegal 0-6 Tyrone romped to a 20-point victory and a place in the Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals at Healy Park on Wednesday. Donegal’s unde(...)

Shannon pipeline: Parteen Weir. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tall as a house and with a smile almost as broad as his shoulders, Liam Minehan is a Tipperary farmer well aware he lives in paradise. “Just walk to t(...)

Donegal’s Stephen McBrearty in the All-Ireland minor final in 2014 against Kerry. The assimilation of younger players like McBrearty into the Donegal senior team has caught the eye. Photograph: INPHO

Mayo have acted as a curious touchstone for the more senior players with Donegal. When they beat the Connacht champions in the All-Ireland final in 20(...)

The Thurles-born mathematician Michael Carroll, who has died aged 79, was a former professor at the mechanical engineering department of the Universit(...)

Michael Carroll and Anne McArdle Michael, a banker from Knocklyon, Dublin, and primary school teacher Anne from Dundalk, Co Louth, were introd(...)

The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

A Co Westmeath man has given a court undertaking not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a Wedgwoo(...)

The fruit bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria when staying at Balmoral Castle.

A valuable Wedgwood bowl which was part of a dinner service specially commissioned by Queen Victoria is at the centre of a High Court dispute. The fr(...)

Donegal captain Michael Carroll leads the team for their photograph ahead of their Ulster Minor Football Championship quarter-final against Armagh at Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Ulster Minor Football Championship quarter-final Donegal 2-14 Armagh 0-7 Donegal remained firmly on course to retain their Ulster Minor foo(...)

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