Ian Galvin’s dining table in his Tramore home. Photograph: Ronan Lang/Feature File

At the turn of the millennium, many homeowners began realising that formal, mahogany-filled rooms were no longer conducive to modern family living and(...)

 Pope Francis shakes hands with Katherine Zappone, Minister  for Children and Youth Affairs, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin  in Dublin. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The pope and the Minister for Children clasped hands beneath the portico. As greetings go, this one went on far longer than protocol might require. Wh(...)

Idrone Terrace is secreted away behind Blackrock village’s main drag and comprises 27 two-storey-over-basement houses with views over Dublin Bay to th(...)

Interior designer Suzie McAdam will give a talk on ‘Reviving, redecorating and respecting period homes’.

Friday, April 21st 1pm:  “Reviving, redecorating and respecting period homes” with interior designer Suzie McAdam. McAdam, whose body of work in(...)

For the first time, customers could buy a selected edit from the Topshop runway immediately after the show

TOPSHOP LAUNCHES RUNWAY TO RETAIL Topshop made its “Runway to Retail” debut this week at its Unique show in London’s Old Spitalfields Market during(...)

Top tip: ‘green is very happy with grey schemes, adding lots of depth without being too showy’

Go Green While blue accents dominated cushions, curtains, throws and rugs for the past few seasons, green tones took centre stage at the recent int(...)

Helen McAlinden at home in  Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fashion designer Helen McAlinden thinks her pared-back sense of style, the trademark of her eponymous label, “evolved most probably as an antidote to(...)

Above: camel trench coat, €675, Orla Kiely; printed silk scarf, €125, Susannagh Grogan; pleated black dress with collar, €295, Peter O’Brien

‘We don’t always have to look abroad now to fit gaps in categories,” says Deirdre Devaney, head of womenswear at Arnotts as the store celebrates Ir(...)

Fashion and homewares shop Liberties in Westport, Co Mayo

In Westport, “Yeer welcome” is a warm greeting given in most shops in a soft Mayo burr, but for a masterclass in the authentic céad mile fáilte, he(...)

It looked like a fairly standard planning application for a change of use from shop to restaurant on the corner of Drury Street and Castle Mark(...)

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