Andrea Horan

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Tara Flynn talks directly to the listener with a warmth and honesty that is refreshing

Taranoia This week President Michael D Higgins signed the referendum Bill into law, removing the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. Taranoia is(...)

Maser (above) on his peers: “If I’m talking Dublin, I’m talking Aches. His street art has a graphic, contemporary feel.” Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Who is your current favourite designer? Helen Steele, who’s in Monaghan, is my favourite textile designer at the moment. She pops up loads on my socia(...)

Penneys have reorganised their sizes to emphasise body positivity and plus size fashion

The news that fast fashion giant Penneys has scrapped conventional numbered sizing options, like 8, 10 and 12, and replaced them with S, M and L, whic(...)

Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

 Andrea Horan in her hallway in her house on Curzon Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andrea Horan is the founder, with her sister Michelle, of Tropical Popical in Sth William Street, Dublin, the funky nail salon which hit the headlines(...)

Andrea Horan: “I’m not a big crier, but when I cry, I cry for a year.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When did you last cry? Brendan: Yesterday. A song came on and it made me think about my dad, dreading the first Christmas without him. I’m looking fo(...)

Abortion rights campaigners pass along the quays as part last year’s March for Choice. The 2017 event takes place in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of people are expected at the 6th annual March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday. What’s the march about? The march is an annual protest a(...)

  Street artist and print maker Maser: “[Graffiti] was a sociable thing. You were out with your friends. You got to explore the city and it was a rebellious thing”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The street artist Maser is wearing a paint-stained plaid shirt and is contemplating three of the brightly-coloured fine art prints he has created for(...)

Niamh Towey’s starry night nails at Tropical Popical

“If you’re looking for whale music and rose petals, we’re not for you,” the Tropical Popical website warns me – and that is no word of a lie. This is(...)

Dublin nail salon Tropical Popical, which gained global recognition thanks to Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan

‘We wanted more than nails. We wanted to have the craic agus ruaille buaille too. So we went out of our way to find some outrageously talented nail a(...)

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