Shane Hegarty: The watch didn’t even work, having ticked its last seconds a short time after my granduncle’s death. Photograph: Alan Betson

The watch hadn’t been worn in half a century. Its simple white dial was dulled with age, its crystal marked with scratches. The leather strap was dry (...)

Harry Kernoff RHA – ‘Bottle Tower, Rathfarnham’ (1940) €2,000-€3,000

The arrival of the new year in the Irish art market doesn’t mean out with the old. Far from it. Most of the pictures in the first big art auction of 2(...)

David Cullen is alleged to have leased the Turk’s Head bar and Paramount Hotel  to two companies in breach of security covenants in loans advanced by Bank of Ireland, since taken over by Nama. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is pursuing businessman David Cullen at the Commercial Court, over alleged unlawful transfers of property.(...)