Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and The Everyman’s stage production of ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Picture the scene. It’s hot and busy with oh, say, 800 US navy crew crowded into the hall. Is it an assumption to say there is a lot of testosterone a(...)

What am I bid? Brian Dempsey at the charity auction in Harvey Nichols at Dundrum Town Centre

The market may be in recovery but good old fashioned property auctions remain thin on the ground. Gone are the heady days of agents packing crowds i(...)

Blackrock village has not one but two shopping centres which take shoppers off its main street, a lovely stretch to amble along with shopping aplenty. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Blackrock village has not one but two shopping centres which take shoppers off its main street, a lovely stretch to amble along with shopping aplenty(...)

At the Aoife Beary fundraiser at Wesley Club were from left Jennifer Geraghty, Carla Canniffe,  the American Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley  James Doherty Trisha Doherty, Lucy Geraghty and Eimear O Hoherty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sombre it was not, even if awareness of the Berkelely tragedy was on all minds at the well attended Aoife Beary Fun Raiser tag rugby competition in(...)

 Helen Murphy from Douglas, Cork,   celebrating her  best-dressed win at Galway races yesterday.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In the clutch bag: lipstick, comb and hair clips, copious Compeed strips for blisters and safety pins in sewing kit. Then there’s the spare tights, n(...)