Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

Colour consultant Orla Kelly outside her Kilkenny farmhouse which is painted “Orla” blue, a colour she created for Colourtrend. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Orla Kelly is a designer and a colour specialist who works with a number of organisations and brands including the Irish paint company Colourtrend. T(...)

Ann Mulrooney in the kitchen of her home in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Director of the Visual Arts Centre in Carlow, Ann Mulrooney graduated from Cork’s Crawford Art College and then London’s Royal College of Art. She exh(...)

Dick Grogan: “A conviction journalist” not only committed to ensuring the truth emerged, as was evident in his coverage of Bloody Sunday, but was also a fine stylist. Photograph: The Irish Times

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Castletownbere, West Cork Dick Grogan was a campaigning journalist who was never afraid to challenge thos(...)