Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

The Metropolitan Regatta takes place on Saturday in Blessington

The clash of senior eights rivals UCD and Commercial should be a highlight of Metropolitan (Metro) Regatta on Saturday in Blessington. Last time out, (...)

Left Bank in Kilkenny city is Ireland’s Sky Bar of the Year. Photograph: Visit Kilkenny

A former Bank of Ireland branch in Kilkenny city has cashed in at the Sky Bar of the Year awards, taking the overall best bar in Ireland title as well(...)

Floral print shirt by Issey Miyake from ‘me Issey Miyake Cauliflower, 2016’ collection.

In a remote part of west Mayo in the early 1980s, an old lace-making school that had been converted into a knitting factory was making sweaters for Ke(...)

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Florentine Fragrances In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija in the Westbury Centre has secured the rights to sell the fragrance(...)

For the next month, visitors to Kildare village will have the chance to peruse the work of some of Ireland’s emerging fashion talent. An exhibition(...)

Fashion by definition is about transience and Irish and international fashion will each have their own turns in the spotlights this year. Yesterday, I(...)

A model walks the runway at the Paul Costelloe presentation during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2015 in London, England. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Making a return to the catwalk last night after an absence of several seasons was Paul Costelloe who presented his collection in the ballroom of the W(...)

 Rangers boss Ally McCoist has confirmed he spent “a few quid” on buying up shares in the club’s open offer this month. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Ally McCoist today insisted his job is not “bombproof” as he dismissed suggestions Rangers’ desperate financial position is the only thing preventing (...)

A model at the Limerick School of Art and Design’s fashion show

A fashion incubator centre, the first of its kind in Ireland, is to be established next year by the Limerick School of Art & Design to nurt(...)