Andrew Rudd: a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter, his three-piece suit  is €680 and shirt €120, both  from Reiss. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Andrew Rudd Rudd (40, above) is a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter. “I tend to wear waistcoats quite a bit with jeans, a n(...)

Body, €22.99 from New Look; Lace body, €25 from Next; Body by Rosie for Autograph, €60 from Marks & Spencer

Question: I’m going for a weekend away with my new boyfriend. It’ll be the first time we’ll be together, so to speak. He’s never seen me in anythin(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

Alexander Wang ‘Parental Advisory’ sheer-panelled sweatshirt

Think of the 1990s and a few images are inescapable. Kurt Cobain, both slob and androgyne, looking messed-up yet put-together with bleached bedhead(...)

C&C remained broadly flat yesterday, dipping by just 0.14 per cent, although volumes were relatively heavy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq dipped for a second day along with many exchanges globally, as a shutdown of the US government continued and a gauge of service-industry acti(...)

 Prof Jim Dornan: ‘Women’s rights in all parts of the world are very poorly addressed. What if it was the sexual and reproductive rights of men? Who would be making the decisions then?’

Like most people, Prof Jim Dornan was shocked, saddened and distressed to hear about the death of Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital last year. (...)

“In The Fall our fabulous female detective (Gillian Anderson) explains that the killer has washed the body of the dead woman, and even washed and dried her bed linen, before arranging her in a photogenic pose on her own bed.” Photograph: Steffan Hill

Television females lead strange lives. And not just because they wake up with all their make-up on, always have clean hair and can wear boned b(...)

Reshma Begum, 19, rescued from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed, speaks during a media conference as salvage workers neared  the end of their search for victims of the collapse of a factory building. Photograph: Khurshed Rinku/Reuters

Three weeks after a building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers, the retailing giant H&M - the largest purchaser o(...)

An activist protests against working conditions at production sites used by the H&M clothing chain in Bangladesh in Berlin last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

It is not hard to find cheap clothes but, last month, the death of more than 1000 workers in a Bangladesh factory collapse highlighted the true pri(...)