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For many rich buyers, luxury timepieces are not only a marker of social status but also a hedge against inflation. Photograph: iStock

China’s once enthusiastic property investors are turning their attention to luxury watches as a better store of value in the face of slowing economic (...)

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen arrives for a hearing in his court case at Aldersgate House, London, where he is accused of sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and assault by beating.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen has said he was “embarrassed and felt horrible” after being accused of drunkenly groping a woman on a British Airway(...)

Leona Maguire: ‘If I could save a shot a round next year that would be massive, so [I’m] just trying to make those small little improvements over the winter.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leona Maguire has no intention of resting on her laurels. Just a matter of days past her 27th birthday, the Co Cavan golfer – who was the standout pl(...)

Gem set and diamond pendant/brooch (Lot 89 €7,000-€9,000)

Though it appears that Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other, gifts and tokens of affection will still be a priority for many with the advent of the(...)

From the collection of Michael Smurfit, (detail)  Travelling Woman with Newspaper by Louis le Brocquy (£700,000-£1m) at Sotheby’s Irish Art Sale in London

Auction results Sunday, August 23rd Adam's At Home Sale Over 87 per cent sold with sales exceeding €250,000. According to Adam’s online purchases t(...)

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has seized cash, Rolex watches and expensive clothing in Dublin raids

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has seized cash, Rolex watches and expensive clothing in Dublin raids against three men, two of them teenagers, invol(...)

Set of eight Irish George III chairs from Killadoon House,  Co Kildare achieved €55,000 (reserve  €17,600- €29,300) at Sotheby’s

Auctions Results January 15th, RJ Keighery Antiques, Waterford Lot 109, two antique timber fairground horses, €320 (€100-€200); lot 142, captain(...)

Diamond, ruby and emerald picture frame achieved €22,000 (€12,000-€22,000) through O’Reilly’s

From Ernest Shackleton’s sleigh and a set of gold teeth, to a rocket launcher and a stuffed baboon, 2019 has been an interesting year in the Irish auc(...)

Grand Slam reputation: Rolex brand ambassador Roger Federer kisses the Wimbledon trophy in 2017. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Why is Rolex judged to be the most reputable company in the world? “It sort of has a higher purpose,” says Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, chief reputation of(...)

Daniel Macdonald’s’ Returning From Cork Fair

Along with iBangles, Fitbits and USB earrings, the latest craze from the world of gadget jewellery are smart rings that tell the time and monitor hear(...)

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