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Ib Jorgensen at home in Donnybrook. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Danish-born couturier known for his perfectionism and craftsmanship opened what became a flourishing business in 1956 in South Frederick Street a(...)

Fashion victim: Elle Fanning Nicolas Winding Refn in a  promotional shot for Refn’s  upcoming film The Neon Demon

“My name is Nicolas Winding Refn and all my life I’ve wanted to be famous.” Yes, Mr Refn really did say that to me. He’s paraphrasing a line from his(...)

A protest at the Schuman roundabout in Brussels in May against the European Commissions’ plans to relicense glyphosate in May. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

A last-minute intervention from the European Commission to extend the licence of a controversial weedkiller, which is used widely in Ireland’s tillage(...)

Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant was recently voted best in the world, will speak at the Food On The Edge symposium in Galway in October

Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana in Modena was recently voted the number one restaurant in the world, is coming to Galway to sp(...)

It has become a laugh, this talk of weight. Who can take these “studies” seriously? Sense, that’s all you need. Ignore the rest. I’ve been doing just (...)

In Sweden: Grace Lovquist with her daughter Allison in Sweden. ‘When Ireland and Sweden were drawn in the same group, I immediately put in an order from home for our baby’s first Irish kit.’

Irish people living abroad will be watching Rep of Ireland v Italy in different time zones around the world tonight. Here, fans in Qatar, Bahrain and(...)

The sight of wild sea vegetables always fills me with a sense of delight. Why do we ignore them? They grow in abundance on our shores. If it were not (...)

You know my thoughts on using a flamethrower in the kitchen. If in doubt, set it on fire. I love the taste of charred vegetables.

The first asparagus. The first peas. The first broad beans. May and June are wonderful months. Though technically summer, it feels more like spring. (...)

Recordings by “pick up” groups, where the musicians have never played together before, can often descend into vapid display with each player retreati(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Pseudonyms are not just for pseuds. They also allow established authors to publish detective stories without confusing the expectations of readers. J(...)

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