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(...)

A model walks the runway at the Paul Costelloe presentation during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2015 in London, England. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Making a return to the catwalk last night after an absence of several seasons was Paul Costelloe who presented his collection in the ballroom of the W(...)

Orla Kiely’s catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week last year. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

Every six months, Somerset House undergoes a transformation. This neoclassical building, smack-bang on the Thames, has a central square that has be(...)

Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, beside Enfield, Co Meath: guide price of in excess of €6.5 million

Seven hotels with an estimated value of more than €35 million are to be offered for sale just as the provincial hotel market shows signs of recovery. (...)

Paul Costelloe with Nicholas, left, and William, two of his three sons whose paintings are about to go on show in an upcoming art exhibition in Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Wiard

Paul Costelloe is a very busy man. He’s hard to catch, constantly travelling between Asia and London, where he is based. But he is about to return (...)

A model presents a creation from the Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week today. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters.

“The future of fashion is digital” according to Natalie Massenet , chairman of the British Fashion Counci, at the launch of  London Fashion We(...)

At the launch of  the Dunnes Stores autumn winter collections, a   red funnel-neck coat, €60, in store  at the end of September. Photograph:  Kieran Harnett

Dunnes Stores stages its first major fashion show in six years tonight at its South Great George’s Street flagship store in Dublin. “Dunnes is much (...)

Plate by Diulio Forte, from ‘Meditation on plates, inspired by Lord Charlemont’s Casino’

The Casino at Marino is a gorgeous puzzle box of a place. Like Doctor Who’s Tardis, it seems much bigger on the inside than out, and it includes all m(...)

The BAI’s compliance committee acted on foot of a complaint from listener Barbara Smith, who said RTÉ radio presenter George Lee had simply “laughed off” remarks by Paul Costelloe (above) which she described as “repugnant to women, and dangerous”.

A suggestion by the fashion designer Paul Costelloe that young Irish men in London are “damaging a lot of young English virgins … and more power to th(...)

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