Because children rarely have the freedom to roam, explore and climb trees anymore, these skills are in decline

For some students, physical education (PE) has always been a welcome break from the books. For others, PE is that time when they are forced to play te(...)

The Salon Confidential team (Áine O Neill, Billy Bunzari, Ross McKenna, Stephanie Maher, Nigel Kenny and Lisa Jordan) are here to share your problems, whether you like it or not

The first episode of the four-part Salon Confidential, RTÉ’s most blatant attempt to reach an audience under 35 since Morbegs, aired last night on RTÉ(...)

Ciara O’Doherty: “The bigger the audience, the bigger the fee the brand will be willing to pay.”

You haven’t seen anyone wearing a varsity jacket since the Breakfast Club, and suddenly they’re everywhere. You look around and realise that everyone (...)

Left, from top: Shop Street in Galway; Laundromat Cafe in Reykjavik. Middle: a model wears a Chouchou Couture hood-scarf combo; right, from top: shoppers on Laugavegur, one of the oldest shopping streets in Reykjavik; Princes Square in Glasgow; Aniar in Galway

GLASGOWLay your head in the Grasshoppers Hotel (, a boutique hotel on Union Street in the centre of the city, tucked away on t(...)

Corina Gaffey

The capsule wardrobe has become fashion’s great myth: we think that all true fashion “experts” are choosing from a minimal wardrobe of classic pieces,(...)

FROM LEFT: tulip coat, €35 at Penneys; knitted PU front jumper, at Topshop (£46 at; metallic pencil skirt, £165 by Jaeger at; pink cropped trousers, £19.50 at; bow-detail coat, €605 by Red Valentino at Brown Thomas. BOTTOM ROW: cashmere socks, €40 (50 per cent of all October sales go to Irish Cancer Society) at Monaghans Cashmere; leather brogues with Perspex heel, €755 by Simone Rocha at; crew-neck jumper, €25 at Dunnes Stores; handwoven horse-hair necklace on 22ct gold chain, €70 by Daniela Cardillo at

It has been difficult to imagine pink being cool. Sure, we’ve been wearing it on our lips, in the fabric of our undergarments, in bright neons and hot(...)

That there are four bedrooms and five bathrooms in number three Iona Road, Glasnevin, is something of a conundrum until you realise that the terraced (...)

Left to right: Annie Georgia Greenberg showing off her midriff;  Chiara Ferragni; Caroline Issa in off-white; and Johnny Wujek wearing . . . cycling shorts . . . and a matching zip-up. Photographs: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty and Chelsea Lauren/Getty

In February, Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune derided what she termed “the Circus of Fashion” – the carnivalesque ga(...)

Faux fur coat, €90 (embellished jumper, €40; faux leather pencil skirt, €50) at A-Wear

You can never rely on the Irish weather: when you pray for sun, you get rain; when you wish for snow, you get sleet; when you’re guaranteed an extra f(...)

Ashlea was built in 1989, and it’s reflected in the house’s exterior: red brick with mature creeping greenery and dark wooden doors and window fram(...)

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