Ashling Kilduff: “I enjoy working with the designers and I am very involved with many of our designers on their collections, helping them to pick fabrics, choose sleeve length, zips and finishes”

The Design Centre was established more than 30 years ago, starting life in the Galleria on Stephen’s Green in Dublin. It was effectively a gallery of (...)

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

Brian P Nolan (centre), managing director of Brian S Nolan interiors store in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin with founder Brian S Nolan and Rosaleen Nolan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘We are now in a grey phase with punches of colour. We have gone through cream, magnolia and brown,” says Brian P Nolan, managing director of Brian(...)

Shane Bissett: royal mint ‘a strong consumer brand’.

As the UK royal mint is more than 1,100 years old, it’s not surprising to discover it had become a little stuck in its ways. The appointment of Dub(...)

Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international makeup artist who has worked with Zoe Jordan, Orla Kiely, Paul Costelloe and John Rocha but whose reach in the fashion world is much wider

She was once called the best kept secret behind Irish designers’ shows at London Fashion Week. Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international ma(...)

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 (...)