All Hallows College:  The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrnew

They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Painti(...)

Some 14 ecclesiastical paintings and 17 books are to be auctioned by Sheppards. Above:  Portrait of Archbishop William Walsh, 1841-1921, oil on canvas, by Leo Whelan

Art and rare books from All Hallows College, the former Catholic seminary in Drumcondra, Dublin, are to be auctioned next month. Some 14 ecclesiastica(...)