Ros Drinkwater

Ros Drinkwater

Unique chance to buy Russian art

Unique chance to buy Russian art

“Irish collectors must look at and try to understand the art of other countries if they are to develop their own eye and create a depth of knowledge, which can then be drawn upon later when evaluating their own nation’s art, as regards quality, impor

Depp to star as The Ginger Man

Depp to star as The Ginger Man

Johnny Depp is reputedly to play the hero in the first ever film version of JP Donleavy's iconic novel The Ginger Man.

Eye-catching colours for summer

Eye-catching colours for summer

A handful of pinhead-sized seeds in January, a bank of sweet-scented colour in July...the 2006 seed catalogues have been a welcome diversion from the past week's sub-zero temperatures.

Toys for grown-ups

Toys for grown-ups

It’s time for toys designed strictly with grown-ups in mind.

Auction set to honour controversial dame

Auction set to honour controversial dame

The list of worthy folk mentioned in the British New Year's honours list can make dull reading, but not this year.

Good times roll for Irish art and artists

Good times roll for Irish art and artists

In 2005, the healthy bottom line for sales of Irish art by Ireland's leading fine art auction houses (Whyte's, de Vere's and Adam's) was almost €24 million, an increase of €9 million on 2004.

Get to know the Christmas tree

Get to know the Christmas tree

At this time of year the word goose has certain connotations and, even if it's on the menu, don't forget its living kith and kin.

A sense of Christmas Euphorbia

A sense of Christmas Euphorbia

Euphorbia pulcherrima, better-known as the poinsettia, is a plant we have all owned or bought as a gift.

The Bell of the ball scores a bullseye

The Bell of the ball scores a bullseye

The Market House in Monaghan is a splendid example of an obsolete building put to good use.

Colourful cabbages bring home bacon

Colourful cabbages bring home bacon

At Niagara Falls last December, running around to keep warm as one does, I was stopped in my tracks by a municipal flower bed planted with ornamental cabbage and kale.

Gorgeous glitter of Russia's past

Gorgeous glitter of Russia's past

On November 17 Sotheby's Geneva will offer what is only the sixth opportunity in two centuries to buy a Russian imperial jewel.

Behold the lilies of the field

Behold the lilies of the field

We had a magical summer up here in Co Monaghan. Everything bloomed early and self-seeded.

Breathing life into history

Breathing life into history

Andrew Duggan is an artist very much of his time. His strength lies in his talent for completing the circle by breathing life into history using contemporary media.

Miss Beston's collection is far from modest

Miss Beston's collection is far from modest

Looking forward to next year, The Collection of the Late Miss Valerie Beston: Artists from the London School is the modest title of the sale of a collection that is anything but.

Growing kids should get growing

Growing kids should get growing

Food Dudes is an initiative from Bord Bia aimed at getting children to eat more fruit and vegetables.