REMEMBERING THE BLITZ A series of exhibitions and events in London will mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz, when the German Luftwaffe bombe(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

Boyzone was at the peak of its success in the late 1990s when Keith Duffy was looking to move into the Rolestown area of north county Dublin. Keith an(...)

Where better to photograph fashion’s spring foliage than among the lush floral displays in the Victorian splendour of the Dublin Flower and Fruit M(...)

1970’s chic: suede coat, €1,240, Theory; dress, €446, Diane Von Furstenberg; glasses, €315, Miu Miu, all Brown Thomas. Hat, €19.99, River Island

If there’s one period that continues to dominate present day fashion it’s the 70s as this shoot styled by Carmel Daly illustrates. The vogue reache(...)

It’s no surprise that the colour pink has been embraced by forward looking designers, from Simone Rocha to Celine

Fashion designers, it is said, are no longer dictators, their looks slavishly copied year on year by the waiting hordes. In these days of social me(...)

It’s a dreary morning and I’ve been summoned to the playroom for a dressing down beside the dressing up box. The box is actually a huge wicker hamp(...)

A Primark store in central London. Along with its Boston plans, the cut-price retailer is said to be in negotiations on another eight stores in the US northeast. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Filene’s Basement was a pioneering retail institution in Boston. Located in the famous, now closed Filene’s store at Downtown Crossing in the c(...)

Car boot sale: great way to sell a little bit of everything

Over the past five years, austerity has reduced the income of a typical Irish family by about €300 a month. Not only that but today households around (...)

I ’m reading an article about how what you wear to drop the children off to school reveals “where you’re at” in life. Big sunglasses and big hair say (...)