Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie during New York Fashion Week last year. Photograph: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Friendship week: From best mates to bromances - All week on the irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship Remember best-fr(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin for   the dissolution of the 31st Dáil in advance of  General Election 2016, on February 3rd, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Did Taoiseach Enda Kenny show a lack of courtesy to the Dáil this morning by announcing the date of the election via a Twitter post and video, rather (...)

Rachel Platten: “I wanted every bit of me to be honest and raw, because the message I’m imparting is to believe in yourself”

If Rachel Platten’s life thus far were a movie, the triumphant end would have been last June, with her and Taylor Swift’s arms aloft after performing(...)

U2’s return to “intimate” arena shows has affected their moniker as the world’s biggest band. A new industry report ranks them as the sixth most po(...)

Westlife are no more, but Nicky Byrne is hopeful the irritatingly catchy ‘Sunlight’ will bring Eurovision success to Ireland and spark a solo career for him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

For Nicky Byrne, the launch of his Eurovision song was like the good old days of Westlife when huge media interest followed the band’s progress. Hol(...)

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

For an artist as wide-ranging as David Bowie, it’s not so much a question of who he has influenced, it’s rather who he hasn’t. Direct lines include th(...)

Generation smartphone: to manage their identities in and obligations to this world in their pockets, they adhere to rules absorbed and adopted by their peers. One girl said she showed Instagram ideas to at least three people before posting. Another said she deleted posts that did not garner enough likes.

Over the past decade, advertisers have spent untold millions trying to turn Talia Kocar and her peers in the millennial generation into loyal customer(...)

Walking On Cars

2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for albums, as top-level pop stars and rock bands get their respective fingers out and tussle for the (...)

In The Women’s Podcast end of year review hosted by Kathy Sheridan guests including Ailbhe Smyth, Una Mullally, Louise O’Neill and Bernice Harrison as(...)

The Beatles pictured in July 1965. Theband’s back catalogue of music will launch on a range of streaming services on Christmas Eve.

Years of waiting are over for Beatles fans wanting to listen to the Fab Four’s music on streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. Beatles(...)