Liam Flynn: The Irish Arts Review has called him “one of the world’s most innovative and creative woodturners”

Liam Flynn was one of Ireland’s most respected craftspeople and an artist of international repute. Woodturned vessels of his are held in the permanent(...)

Four NCAD students made a prototype button fastener for Tom, above, who has rheumatism

Earlier this year I got glasses. They’re life-changing. I can now thread needles and do other exciting things such as read newspapers and menus in res(...)

Clockwise: Helen Dixon, Ruth Negga, Maeve Higgins, Marian Keyes, Sharon Horgan

Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

 Design historian Linda King at home in North Strand, Dublin,   in her livingroom. Photograph: Alan Betson

Linda King is a design historian at IADT, Dún Laoghaire. She was a graphic designer before moving into education and research and has been a consulta(...)

The new nostalgia from M&S: Ruby 5 light cluster, €169; ruby table lamp, €53; Hayward side table, €339; round lace place mat (of 2) €21; Marigold tumbler (of 4) €35; Pippa floral bed linen, €67 per set.

When you hear that 1970s’ style is 2017’s biggest news in home decor, don’t despair: you don’t have to go down the road of gingham upholstery and plug(...)

Vogue Williams in London-based designer Catriona Hanly’s “fashion makeover” for  heritage tweeds

HERITAGE TWEEDS GET GLAMOROUS TWIST Lough Rynn castle in Leitrim was the setting for London-based designer Catriona Hanly’s latest collection in which(...)

Liminal, an exhibition of Irish design, at Fuori Salone in Milan, Italy

Irish Design 2015 brought together a country-wide, innovative approach to design in Ireland. The campaign, supported and funded by the Department of J(...)

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, award winning Irish furniture designer and maker. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

Furniture makers know the transformative potential of timber. When two dangerous old cherry trees in the family home in Blackrock were felled, Cillian(...)

John Shevlin: “In my father’s time, there was a huge rag trade in Dublin – he supplied garments as well as hats and probably had about 20 people working for him.”

John Shevlin still uses many of the machines with which his father Patrick once manufactured hats. Many once sat in the garment factory of Arnotts –(...)

‘A real eye opener’: fashion designer Helen Cody

A rug can be art and the carpet a canvas, some ending up displayed on walls rather than floors. In Ireland, modernist artist Mainie Jellett was a pion(...)

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