Christine and Elaine Furness from Clontarf at Leopardston races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a change to the going. The going is now soft,” echoed a disembodied voice over the speakers an hour into day one of (...)

Designer John Rocha, who turned 60 last year, is to retire from fashion to pursue other interests.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

John Rocha is to retire from fashion and from London Fashion Week where he first showed 30 years ago it was announced today. The designer who celebrat(...)

The Morrison Hotel in Dublin reopened last February after refurbishment and was managed by Martinez Holding. Photograph: Morrison Hotel

Elena Baturina, the wealthy Russian investor who owns the Morrison Hotel in Dublin, has sacked Marti(...)

Anna Wintour, Sir Philip Green, Kate Moss, Lottie Moss, Natalie Massenet and Poppy Delevingne at Topshop Unique Show. Photograph: Getty Images 2:07

Fashion is now the UK’s second biggest industry, worth an impressive £26 billion (€32 billion) to the economy and employing more than 800,000 peopl(...)

Annmarie McManus with her children Allison (9 months), Vivienne (5) and Katie (6) on the first day of racing at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The sun, the President and the rock star were all beaming at the merry throng as they poured through the turnstiles at Leopardstown yesterday, but it (...)

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(...)

A model presents a creation from the Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2014 collection during London Fashion Week yesterday.

in LondonYesterday belonged to Simone Rocha when the young Irish designer sent out a sophisticated and romantic spring collection inspired by the lan(...)

Models walk the runway at  Jonathan Anderson’s show during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Hottest ticket in London at the weekend was for Jonathan Anderson’s show in Yeomanry House, home to the University of London’s army officer training c(...)

The Rocha family

To me, Ireland is home, and home is where the heart is. It is where I am from and I am proud of that. My dad is from Hong Kong, but I was born in Moun(...)

Black and white dress, €80 (in-store late August/early September) at Evans

For those of us carrying a few extra pounds, the unexpected rise in heat levels recently has been worrisome, to say the least.When you fall into the p(...)