Lot 144: a very rare Chinese rhinoceros horn carving of a figurine estimated at €20,000-€30,000

Two centuries before the late singer Dolores O’ Riordan became a star, Limerick had produced one of the world’s first global music celebrities. Cather(...)

Investors see reasons more directly linked to oil’s output behind the surge in crude buying by funds. Photograph: Reuters

Hedge funds have amassed the biggest ever bet on rising oil prices as investors back Opec’s supply cuts to tighten the crude market and seek protecti(...)

Left, The Adelphi Club, Belfast (1783), Joseph Wilson. Private collection

When Richard Robinson died in 1794, it was said that the former archbishop of Armagh had converted his see “from an unsightly crowd of mud cabins i(...)