Rory Breslin

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Tuskar Rock Lighthouse by Ivan Sutton (€1,500-€2,000), Whyte’s.

With lockdown restrictions lifting, auction houses are beginning to open up for public viewings once again. Both de Vere’s of Kildare Street and Whyte(...)

Irish 19th-century elliptical side table €2,500-€3,500 at Hegarty Antiques

Tuesday, December 10th Fonsie Mealy, Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, Rare Irish books and general sale. In excess of €350,000 realised wit(...)

Faberge 1885 sapphire and diamond brooch €1,200–€1,800

Throughout history, sapphires have been revered for their beauty, strength and durability, and their perceived powers of wellness and protection. In (...)

May Guinness, Woman In Red (detail) achieved €34,000 (€6,000-€8,000) to a collector in California through Whyte’s

Auction results September 15th, Oliver Usher, Beamond House, Bellewstown, Co Meath. French grand piano, €1,600; club fender, €1,800; pair Regency kni(...)

An Apple-1 computer, which cost $666.66 in 1976, sold online through Christie’s for £371,250

Auction results Tuesday, May 28th, Sheppard’s of Durrow Inside Outside Sale Six Kilkenny limestone bollards from Kilkenny courthouse €5,400 (€5,000(...)

Lot 16 Western Landscape by Paul Henry is seeking €100,000–€150,000

The forthcoming Important Irish Art Sale of 205 lots by Whyte’s auction house, at the RDS on May 27th, will feature a large selection of works by Loui(...)

The  bronze sculpture in Limerick of Freeman of the city, the late Terry Wogan.

Gardaí have been asked to investigate after a €60,000 memorial sculpture of Terry Wogan was discovered “defaced” in Limerick. The bronze statue, whi(...)

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Is Irish art finally coming out of the shadow of recession and back into the sun? There were certainly some glittering prices at Whyte’s Important Ir(...)

The new Terry Wogan sculpture, in Limerick: What do you do when there’s no ideology to be expressed, no larger national or imperial narrative to be given a sculptural form? Photograph: Alan Place

 I haven’t seen it in reality, but from photographic and video evidence, Rory Breslin’s new statue of Terry Wogan in Limerick seems to deserve mu(...)

 The newly unveiled Terry Wogan statue on Harvey’s Quay in Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

When it comes to public sculpture, it may well be the case that critical disdain does not necessarily lead to public disdain. Indeed, the opposite may(...)

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