Carol Booth in her studio in Abbeyleix, Co Laois. During the heyday of the Celtic Tiger mirrors and overmantels “were flying out the door”. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Light fantastic: blacksmith and artist John Hogan at his workshop and showroom located in the now-abandoned Asahi factory outside Ballina. Photograph:  Henry Wills

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Irish fashion designers show off their best work at the launch of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers autumn/winter collections in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fifteen members of Council of Irish Fashion Designers showcase autumn/winter collections

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