Senator Averil Power favours strong colours on the plinth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Appearances matter; and at certain times they matter more. With an election coming up, clothes can be a silent yet powerful visual language, a w(...)

Clockwise from main: Marina & the Diamonds sporting Natalie B Coleman designs; Turkish-born designer Umit Kutluk; Dublin styling powerhouse Grace Moore

Angela Scanlon. Her documentary Oi Ginger is top of the RTÉ Player charts at time of writing, and her own star is in the ascendant – she has been prof(...)