Bernadine Grogan, from Palmerstown, Dublin, with some of her snow globe collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some years ago, a family friend spotted a collection of rusty Castrol GTX cans hanging on a clothes line outside a neighbour’s house in Co Cavan. When(...)

Rebecca and Rhona Roe at Bishop’s Vale. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“We never even discussed other venues, we all just knew we’d get married at home, in the garden,” says Rebecca Roe of interior design firm, Hedgeroe H(...)

Antonio Carluccio at the opening of  Carluccio’s restaurant and food shop in Glasthule, Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Antonio Carluccio, who has died aged 80, was a standard-bearer for Italian cooking. His voice, his accent and his appearance seemed tailor-made for th(...)

Around the corner from Leila’s Shop is designer Sir Terence Conran’s The Albion restaurant, where Saturday mornings are all about these freshly baked (...)

Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green (left) and British MP Frank Field: Mr Field recently blasted the billionaire for the “evil” he had done in destroying the BHS business, its  jobs and the pension scheme. Photograph: PA

The flagship BHS store on London’s Oxford Street closed its doors for the final time last Saturday, prompting a wave of nostalgia and a rush of hard-h(...)

Paula Rowan at home by the sea in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paula Rowan worked as an interior designer and a caterer before setting up her eponymous leather goods business in Dublin’s Westbury Mall. It felt na(...)

One of the world’s greatest creative hubs, the old Central St Martins College building at London’s 107-109 Charing Cross Road, is about to be reinvent(...)