Margaret O’Connor in her trademark fedora

Two years ago milliner Margaret O’Connor was unemployed but she had a great reputation and a string of international accolades to her name. Now she h(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

Ruth McGowan: “The things that interest me are more pronounced this year. Like programming a bunch of parties, programming a bunch of club nights.”

Ruth McGowan, the new artistic director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, picks up the thick brochure of her programme and pauses before opening. For the(...)

Leah Kelly’s hat resembled a gust of wind blowing through feathers with a mélange of floating quills, according to its creator Derek Montgomery, a milliner based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Ladies Day is not for the faint hearted nor the light of pocket. A queue of hopefuls assembled in the early afternoon sunshine at the RDS, one more el(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

 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(...)

The closure of Aherlow House Hotel  affected 43 couples who had placed deposits for their weddings.

The receiver of the Aherlow House Hotel in Co Tipperary and the company that ran the property until closing it suddenly on February 9th have threatene(...)

Four ESB employees, who began working with the company on varying dates since 1978, brought the actions last October alleging the ESB has wrongfully insisted the pension scheme is now a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, meaning what a person receives on retirement is no longer guaranteed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A legal challenge by four ESB workers alleging the company had deliberatly failed to address a €1.7 billion deficit in the company’s pension scheme ha(...)

The ESB offices on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

ESB unions expect a result from a ballot of members on a proposal to take industrial action over the €1.5 billion deficit in the State-owned compan(...)

ESB unions plan to take the first step in balloting workers to strike over the €1.7 billion hole in the company’s pension plan next month. Last month workers held a meeting to voice concerns about their pensions, on the street outside the ESB Headquarters in Dublin, as the AGM took place inside. Photograph: Eric Luke

ESB unions plan to take the first step in balloting workers to strike over the €1.7 billion hole in the company’s pension plan next month; and four of(...)

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