President Higgins with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto, at the National Palace in Mexico City.

The state of them in Leinster House. Sashaying up and down the stairs, clip-clopping like ponies around the Dáil chamber, pouting at the ush- ers, fal(...)

Artist, designer and creative director Helen Steele at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. ‘Exercise helps me to focus on my work and it helps me with my memory.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘A weight off my shoulders” is how Monaghan-based artist and fashion designer Helen Steele describes the day six years ago when she was diagnosed with(...)

S inead Clarke sits at her knitting machine framed by a forest of colourful knitwear. Hanging on rails or stacked on shelves, most of these scarves, b(...)

Artist and fashion designer Helen Steele married into the Silver Hill duck farm dynasty. She and her husband, Stuart Steele, live on the family farm i(...)