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In Connemara by Paul Henry: the owners thought it was worth nothing

Two recently discovered works said to be by Irish artist Paul Henry will go under the hammer at Caza Sikes auction in Cincinnati on September 8th. The(...)

Thibault Duval: head of the new Asian Art department at Adam’s of St Stephen’s Green

Adam’s of St Stephen’s Green has appointed Thibault Duval as head of their newly-formed Asian Art department. The move is partly in response to Brexi(...)

Two Women Arranging Flowers in The Interior, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur will be auctioned by Bonhams in Singapore. The painting, with an estimate of HK$1,800,000 –2,800,000 (€194,510–€302,505), was discovered two months ago in Dublin.

A never-before-seen painting by Indonesia-based Belgian painter Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur that came to Dublin via the Netherlands is now travelling back t(...)

Welcome to the feast of the Assumption, a dogma of the Catholic Church since 1950. It is a binding teaching on Catholics that Mary, mother of Jesus, w(...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

Nazi governor Otto von Wächter with his wife Charlotte, daughter Traute and son Horst at Zell-am-See train station, Salzburg, Austria, in 1944. Photograph: courtesy of Horst Wächter

Philippe Sands may have met more war criminals than anyone else in the world. “I’ve sat with mass murderers who are totally regular decent folk when y(...)

Margaret Burke Sheridan and director Vincenzo Bellezza in London by Erich Salomon in 1938. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

“Miss Sheridan is Irish. But either by instinct or by luck, she sings like an Italian.” This, from a Milan Review of Margaret Burke Sheridan’s 1919 de(...)

Former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady  turns 80 today. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Ireland would have no vote if there was a papal election tomorrow as the Catholic Church’s only Irish-based cardinal, former primate Cardinal Seán Bra(...)

Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently removed fig leaves from statues of Apollo and Adonis. Photograph: Crawford Gallery

In the brilliantly titled Fig Reveal, Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently supervised the removal of fig leaves from its Canova casts. The statues – of Ap(...)

Garda Majella Moynihan in 1998: As senior gardaí interrogated her, she was subjected to a lay version of a Catholic marriage tribunal. Photograph: RTÉ

In September 1922, in the midst of the Civil War, Eoin O’Duffy was appointed commissioner of the new Civic Guard, shortly to be renamed An Garda Síoch(...)

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