At the Irish Fashion Summit in Farmleigh were (from left): Eddie Shanahan, chairman CIFD; Patrick McHugh, photographer and web developer; Shelly Corkery, fashion director Brown Thomas; Elke Timmerman, Mode & Design Brussels;  and designer Heidi Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Government agencies should do more to help Irish fashion designers argued Gorey-based designer Blaithin Ennis at the first Irish Fashion Summit held i(...)

Cork Ignite, one of this year’s Cork Culture Night events. Photograph:  Culture Night

GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is to make the journey to Leeside later this month when he will act as cultural ambassador for Cork’s Culture(...)

Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams,  shot himself after  shooting dead  Alison Parker, a WDBJ reporter, and Adam Ward, a WDBJ photographer,   in Virginia on Wednesday  while they were  conducting a live interview. Photograph: REUTERS/WDBJ7/ Handout via Reuters

We all looked on in shock at the events that unfolded in Virginia on Wednesday. Our multimedia world means the true horror of events such as this one (...)

Jewellery by Naoise Fitzgerald

Jewellery inspired by garden tools, musical scores or city skips may seem unlikely ways of dressing up an outfit or decorating the body. But today (...)

 Avice Maughan wears an Aisling Ahern headpiece  and Natalie B Coleman dress  and Louise Byrne also wears an Aisling Ahern headpiece. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:14

The fifth year of the Brown Thomas Create initiative, which showcases innovative Irish design in fashion, accessories and craft, was unveiled at a (...)

 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 (...)

Parks Tennis:  every summer it  attracts a huge throng of 25,000 children to tennis courts nationwide. Photo: Sports

For the people who originated the idea, there was a feeling the image of the sport required some readjusting. Tennis needed to reach out. The sense t(...)

Author Sarah Webb will be running a workshop for children aged seven and over at Waterford Writers’ Weekend. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Waterford Writers’ WeekendSome of Ireland’s best writers, speakers and artists will be visiting Waterford city’s art venues until Sunday. There will b(...)

Keep bees: your flowers will bloom more profusely, your fruit trees will crop more heavily and each autumn you’ll have delicious honey to share with friends. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly
40 ways to go green

1. Keep Bees The native Irish bee no longer exists in the wild. It is depending on us if it is to survive the onslaught of the varroa destructo(...)

With overcrowding at record highs, here’s seven ideas to end it.

Hospital overcrowding has worsened slightly today, with 557 patients on trolleys in emergency departments and wards. That’s the fifth worst figure sin(...)