Making decisions based on fear rather than happiness inevitably leads to that other dreary F word – failure

Fear. In life, in business, or after a heavy night out. The Irish as a nation are so susceptible to this notion that they have coined the term for the(...)

Blue snakeskin stilettoes, €245 by Lucy Choi at Seagreen; Versace’s Crystal Noir eau de toilette, €43 for 30ml at Boots; River Island’s bouclé coat, €120, comes in cream, baby pink and (pictured) a rich raspberry; Whistles Limited calf-hair satchel, €490

Buying for the woman in your life is a challenge – one that’s often compounded by the strong impression that she already has everything she needs. Chr(...)

Left to right: Saskia dress (€130) at Bow & Pearl, Ranelagh; mint green dress (€230, was €289), at Fran & Jane; multicoloured print dress (€1,450), by Peter Pilotto at Brown Thomas

In many ways, it seems as if a time before Sex and the City has never existed. References to the hit HBO series pepper conversations with men and wome(...)