The storm jacket – a luxury version of the donkey jacket in merino, €520, from Inis Meáin. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

If you Google “pub jacket”, what do you get? The answer: Inis Meáin, the Aran Island company producing fine knitwear since 1976 has become well-know(...)

Danielle Romeril: “It was about identity and putting a vision for yourself forward and being lucky enough to have friends who knew a bit more than I did.” Photograph: Johnny McMillan

Don O’Neill recalls his upbringing in Ballyheigue, Co Kerry as nothing short of magical. “The castle behind my house is haunted,” he says. “ We woul(...)

 Schoolchildren lay flowers outside the Aberfan school memorial garden to mark 50 years since the Aberfan tragedy, on October 21st, 2016 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Wales fell silent at 9.15am on Friday, exactly 50 years after 116 children and 28 adults were killed after thousands of tonnes of slurry and coal wast(...)

 Pensions adviser Laura Doyle wants to get the message across to young people that  the sooner they start saving for retirement the better. Photograph: Eric Luke

Laura Doyle wants to make pensions sexy. It might sound like an impossible task, but the pension adviser’s plan, if it takes hold, could save many peo(...)

Graphic prints on a long skirt with ankle boots, by Teatum Jones; Femininity with farmyard boots, from Simone Rocha’s spring/summer 2017 collection; Off-the-shoulder stretchy striped knits from Richard Malone

When it comes to fashion, Ireland’s loss is the UK’s gain. We export some of our best talents abroad to a country which values the industry and its £(...)

Fallon and Byrne’s new outlet in the Swan shopping centre in Rathmines will be based in a south-facing contemporary exrtension complete with an outdoor terrace

The Swan shopping centre in Rathmines is to get a major boost with the decision by Dublin’s fine food emporium Fallon & Byrne to open a new flagsh(...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Jeremy Irons, Samuel Irons and Cyril Cusack in the 1989 movie of ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’

In May, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG played out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Almost all critics agreed that the combination of Spielberg(...)

Cyclists on a JSV SF Startup Ride, a group with many members who work in the tech industry. In the highly competitive and communal tech industry, cycling is taking the place of golf as both an individual obsession and a camaraderie builder. Photograph: Laura Morton/The New York Times

Thinking he needed to take up a “California sport,” Greg Gretsch started cycling in 1988, when he moved to the Bay Area to work in marketing at Apple (...)

Judith  Hill said Prince (above) had never revealed to her  he was in pain, after decades of high-wattage performance and hip surgery. “I only know what everyone knows about his pain - I read about it,” she said. File photograph: Claire Greenway/Getty Images

It’s the moment that Judith Hill has been replaying in her mind for the past two months: She was sitting on a plane with a man she loved, talking, hav(...)

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