Jonathan Swift. A first edition of his 1726 masterpiece will feature in Bonham’s Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in New York on Thursday June 17th. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On February 18th this year, cheers erupted around the world while viewers watched Nasa’s Perseverance robot land on Mars. It was the 10th-ever landing(...)

‘Connemara Bogpools’, oil-on-canvas, by Patrick Hennessy (€6,000-€8,000)

Holiday-makers and locals in Connemara and west Cork this Bank Holiday weekend have access to two big art and antiques’ auctions. In west Cork, Morgan(...)

Lightness of Being, a 2004 photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine, sold in London for £187,500

Auction results Monday, April 3rd Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Online art auction with 240 lots of “affordable” art. Sixty-five per cent of (...)

Jack B Yeats: From The Woods Shadow, €80,000-€120,000.

Appropriately timed to coincide with the week of St Patrick’s Day, de Veres art auctioneers in Dublin is launching a sale of “quintessentially Irish” (...)

The Edwardian garnet and diamond dress studs and cufflinks in a fitted case which will be auctioned at O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms

AUCTION RESULTS: Sunday (February 12th) Matthews Auction Rooms, house contents clearance at Beauparc Lodge, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Lot 433, “an Afr(...)

Danú Dubai founder Pádraig Downey: “I have been fortunate to make friends with many people from the UAE, which is not typical here.”

Theatre is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of the United Arab Emirates, but in the desert there is always an oasis, and Dubai (...)

A Roman Marble Torso of Pan made in the 2nd century AD.

Love – or rather passion and desire – is in the air at Sotheby’s in the lead-up to St Valentine’s Day. The international auction house is holding its (...)

At a preview of the IMMA Collection; Freud Project 2016-2021 which will open to the public on Friday 21st October, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? Mick O’Dea did well in getting his outstanding 1916 show in early, in January, before an end(...)

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May was painted in 1915

“Some of the finest work by some of Ireland’s best artists, to appear at auction in some years” is how managing director of Adam’s James O’Halloran de(...)

Saturday (September 24th) Lynes & Lynes Auctioneers, Carrigtwohill, Cork, includes  Lot 171, a monstrance  made by Benziger Bros, New York, with its original case (€80-€150)

Auction results: Monday (September 12th) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Irish Art Online Auction. 81 per cent of lots sold. Lot (...)

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