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(...)

Michelle Brophy, auctions co-ordinator with Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, the art and antiques auctioneers based in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Frank Miller

Michelle Brophy is an auctions co-ordinator with Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, the art and antiques auctioneers based in Durrow, Co Laois. The fami(...)