Walter Osborne

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Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

Artist Imogen Stuart’s Pangur Bán is the one valuable sculpture not currently on display in UCD, the university has said. File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s publicly-funded universities keep dozens of highly-valued and nationally important artworks away from public view, they admit. But while s(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, 1964. Photograph: Corbis/Getty

With the advent of autumn, two rare book catalogues have just been launched for winter fireside reading. Some of the highlights from De Búrca Rare Bo(...)

A selection of 50 rare and signed works by 1995 Nobel Literature laureate Seamus Heaney will be offered at the Victor Mee auction.

Victor Mee’s forthcoming Irish Connections two-day sale, on May 8th and 9th, at its Belturbet, Co Cavan salerooms will offer some unique pieces of Iri(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Lot 52: Section of Self Portrait by Mark ‘Rasher’ Kavanagh sold for €1,200, Morgan O’Driscoll

Auction results Morgan O’Driscoll, online Irish Art auction, March 11th: Louis le Brocquy’s The Flower Seller South Anne Street Christmas Eve, which (...)

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by  David Hockney Photograph: (David Hockney/Courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD via AP)

Results Hegarty’s Antiques and Fine Art Bandon Co Cork. Country house auction November 18th. The Bugle Room by Wojciech Kossak, €5,700 (€4,000-€6,000(...)

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(...)

A replica ‘Resolute’ desk made by a US company specialising in reproduction furniture is expected to make €1,500-€2,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s auction.

Like to get your feet under the desk used by the most powerful man in the world? A replica of the desk used by US president Donald Trump in the White(...)

Detail of ‘The Housekeeper’, by William Leech, which  is being sold from a private collection

A beautiful painting called The Housekeeper is on display at de Veres on Kildare Street this weekend and there could hardly be a more appropriate or a(...)

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