Mid-century man: Michael Mortell picutred in his apartment in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of Ireland’s most admired fashion designers in the 1980s popularly known for his stylish rainwear, Mallow-born Michael Mortell became an invetera(...)

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An artist, fashion designer and printmaker working out of a converted duck hatchery in Co Monaghan, Helen Steele is known for her exuberant and playf(...)

 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 (...)

Madonna arriving at St. Patrick’s Church in  Monkstown today for the funeral mass of David Collins. Photograph: Mark Doyle

Many friends of the architect David Collins, including Madonna, gathered at St Patrick’s Church in Monkstown Co Dublin today for his funeral mass. The(...)