Howard Hughes

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‘Don’t shoot the messenger,’ Sorcha goes, ‘but Liz Cannon wants to know could you swing into Thomas’s and pick her up some grissini?’

Sorcha says we dodged it. And I’m like, “What are you banging on about?” “I’m talking about Omicron!” she goes. “It’s, like, literally everywhere! B(...)

The Intercontinental hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Staying in a five-star hotel for most is followed by a check out at noon, but a growing number of people are choosing to have a permanent base in high(...)

Irish people became slightly smellier, hairier and, perhaps, more natural versions of themselves over the course of the year as Covid-19 and all its t(...)

Irish retailers are facing a tough Christmas with new Covid-19 restrictions closing non-essential outlets

We have been overwhelmed, in the best possible way, by the response to our original list, a few weeks ago, of 100 Irish websites where you can buy lov(...)

Shopping online doesn’t mean you can’t shop local. Photograph: iStock

Last week we ran an item on the move online by many small Irish businesses and the desire amongst consumers who shop online to shop local during this (...)

Washing clothes, showering for hours, scrubbing hands raw or cleaning excessively all feature with OCD

The term OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) has become overused and dilutes the actual experience. Myths and flippant remarks undermine the gravity o(...)

 US actress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt: her catches included Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and the photographer Gordon Parks. Photograph: Intercontinentale/AFP

Born: February 20th, 1924 Died: June 17th, 2019 Gloria Vanderbilt, the original “poor little rich girl”, inherited vast family wealth at the high pr(...)

Gloria Vanderbilt in 2009. The society heiress died on Monday at her home in Manhattan, aged 95. Photograph: Piotr Redlinski/The New York Times

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress, artist and romantic who began her life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, has died at the age of (...)

The inquest was conducted in Ballina courthouse by the coroner for North Mayo, Dr Eleanor Fitzgerald.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Cockpit video evidence showed that a 59-year-old pilot was “incapacitated” when his microlight aircraft departed from straight and level flight and pl(...)

Mike Ashley: widely admired for his retail expertise but his reputation as a deal-maker has been dealt a serious blow. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when Mike Ashley was known as “Britain’s answer to Howard Hughes”. Back in 2006 the reclusive sports goods(...)

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