Auctioneer Philip Sheppard was  at pains to point out that the vase  was not part of the contents of dancer and artist Michael Flatley’s home, but rather an additional lot

A 300-year-old vase which made its way from the Chinese mainland to the Irish midlands in circumstances shrouded in mystery is on its way back east af(...)

Michael Flatley’s signed Hannibal Lecter mask, valued at €80,000-€120,000, sold for €85,000 at auction

Someone out there has just paid €85,000 for an extremely creepy piece of movie history owned by dancer Michael Flatley. This was the price fetched auc(...)

Illuminated Hannibal Lecter mask €80,000 - €120,000

Sheppard’s auction house in Durrow is holding a residue sale of the contents of Castlehyde, the Palladian mansion on 150 acres in north Cork owned by (...)

Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodák challenges Ireland captain Shane Duffy during the Uefa Euro 2020 playoff semi-final at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tony O’Donoghue gave us Stephen Kenny’s starting XI on the six o’clock news, but instead of standing pitchside in Bratislava he was sitting in his hou(...)

Michael Flatley and Ed Sheeran: both among Britain’s ten richest musicians. Photograph: PA Wire

Ed Sheeran has reportedly increased his wealth by £40 million (€45 million), staking a place in the top 10 of the UK’s annual music rich list. The 29(...)

Eric Roberts, Michael Flatley and Nicole Evans in the poster for Blackbird, in which Flatley stars as a Bond-style secret agent. Only a privileged few have seen the movie – perhaps they’re holding it back for Cannes?

We’re an awful shower. In “these trying times” we waste valuable air slagging off blameless millionaires. Just look how we’ve laid into Bono. It’s an (...)

Lily Burke with a photograph of herself as child.

At the age of 20 months, Lily Burke was a healthy toddler, full of energy. So her mum Jess grew concerned when Lily developed a high temperature. They(...)

Three civil lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey surrounding allegations of sexual assault at Irish dancing events

Vestiges of Irish culture can be seen everywhere in the United States, a country that wears its connections to Ireland with pride. From the St Patrick(...)

Manager Mick McCarthy and Seamus Coleman at a Republic of Ireland press conference in  Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:   Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The flight paths to Georgia from northern Europe take you over the Martian majesty of the Caucasus mountains, a bleak and barren wilderness of cliffs (...)

Shane Duffy: set to return in central defence for the Republic of Ireland  against Georgia in  Tbilisi. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

News of of Shane Duffy’s return may have added slightly to the need Mick McCarthy felt at his pre-match conference to do some dampening of expectatio(...)

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