President Michael D Higgins: accompanies by group of key officials and dignatories. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least eight key Government advisors and senior civil servants attended last week’s royal banquet at Windsor Castle for the (...)

After playing a prominent role at the historic banquet for President Michael D Higgins in Windsor Castle hours earlier, Sabina Higgins returned to (...)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Sabina Higgins, Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Yesterday’s engagements at Windsor Castle and Westminster highlighted the sartorial choices of President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on t(...)

Jackie Kennedy in her famous pink suit, with JFK looking on, on the day of his assassination. Photograph: Getty

Hours before his assassination, US president John F Kennedy joked that “nobody wonders what Lyndon and I wear”. He could not have been more rig(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife and Sabina arrived in the Irish Embassy at Grosvenor Place in central London shortly after 10am. (...)

Joan Bergin: “We are not dealing with a celebrity on the red carpet, but a hard-working woman, who is very intelligent and politically aware and the wife of the President.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish fashion will be in the spotlight next week when Sabina Higgins accompanies her husband President Michael D Higgins on the first official (...)

Grace Walsh, Jess Crowley, Michaela O’Shea and Nicola Power of St Paul’s Community College, Waterford city, wearing trousers. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It’s a Wednesday evening and Lisa Phiri and Kamile Kibar are standing at the bus stop outside their school in Dublin, the long skirts of their unif(...)

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(...)

Karen Fitzpatrick models an Ava amber and gold coat from the Louise Kennedy collection.

Louise Kennedy celebrated 30 years in business with a gala fashion show at the Hugh Lane gallery last night for an invited guest list of several hundr(...)

Ashling Kilduff: "[During the Celtic Tiger] people were looking for something no one else had and price wasn’t really an issue.”

In the business of knowing the latest trends, it’s no surprise that Ashling Kilduff twigged the downturn. Owner of the Design Centre in Dublin’s Power(...)