I have, in this place, occasionally laid out my lack of interest in “authenticity”. That’s to say I try not to care much if they’ve got the bonnets ri(...)

Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers with fashion designer Claire Garvey.

Eighteen years ago, fashion designer Claire Garvey set up her first business in Cows Lane in Temple Bar. Last December, she finally purchased her shop(...)

Eoin Bird’s pigs at The Wooded Pig

Quite how common pigs and wild boar once were in the Irish landscape can now only be gauged from placenames such as Kanturk (boar’s headland) and Muck(...)

Addressing the audience between encores, DiDonato reminded them of her Irish-American roots – she was born Joyce Flaherty

It was appropriate that last Thursday evening’s audience at the National Concert Hall had made their way there through a heavy electrical storm. The a(...)

Newry designer making her mark A young Irish designer to watch is Katie Ann McGuigan from Newry who made her debut at London Fashion Week having won (...)

Przem Shrem Zajac at the home he shares with Les Cullinan in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The apartment Przem Shrem Zajac shares with his partner, Les Cullinan, in Dublin’s Smithfield is an eclectic extravaganza of beloved pieces, put toget(...)

Ruth Ní Loinsigh  at home in Finglas. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

Ni Loinsigh is a Dubliner who spent six years after college backpacking around Europe, Australia and Israel, and making jewellery. She returned home (...)

Sex Pistols pictured in 1976. File photograph: PA

The son of the late Malcolm McLaren, manager of seminal 1970s punk group Sex Pistols, has said he will set fire to millions of pounds of punk memorabi(...)

This Helen Cody dress was styled in various ways by Eddie Shanahan, so that in one image it has old world ballerina charm and in another it looks like an Alice in Wonderland fantasy

STYLE SECRET “Dress to impress ... yourself and only yourself. Wear what makes you happy,” Danielle Vanier, fashion blogger WEAR IT This Pand(...)

Journalist Louise Bruton with Sharon Horgan wearing a Repeal sweater.

Every festival has its key fashion piece, but put away the Native American headdress, morph suit and flower crown, this year REPEAL sweaters are dotti(...)

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