Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

Nature girls

Nature girls

Dublin-based sisters Dairine and Keira Kennedy drew inspiration from flora in the woods for their latest collection of cashmere sweaters, writes Elaine Prendeville

On-message in a bottle: Darren Kennedy

On-message in a bottle: Darren Kennedy

Dismiss Darren Kennedy as hot air at your peril: the effervescent Dubliner credits his success across a dizzying array of projects to ‘preparation’ and sticking to his values as he launches a new range of grooming products

On to a good thing

On to a good thing

We Make Good combines social enterprise with sound commercial know-how to sell beautifully made, sustainable products

Attention Seeker

Attention Seeker

Having caught the bug young, and interned with no less than Philip Treacy, Freya Oatway of FAO Millinery is creating hats and headpieces for people who love her marriage of luxe fabrics and a modern approach, writes Elaine Prendeville

Down All The Days

Down All The Days

As recently as 2014, Jo Spain was working for Sinn Féin in the Dáil. Now she’s an established crime author, and her latest work - the TV show Taken Down - is being billed as the new Love/Hate

Mosse claims 2018 Savills Art Prize at RHA

Mosse claims 2018 Savills Art Prize at RHA

Artist surprised and grateful with award for contemporary art

‘The housing situation is a monstrous injustice to a whole generation of people’

‘The housing situation is a monstrous injustice to a whole generation of people’

As his memoir hits the shops, former Irish Times environment editor Frank McDonald tells Elaine Prendeville about growing up gay in 1960s Ireland, long lunches with Charles Haughey and the decay of our politics

Digital Designs

Digital Designs

Diffusion was a stalwart of suburban fashion, a name known to many a well-heeled woman, and one whose store closure continues to surprise.

How Barrett plotted to sink Irish Times with €25m rival

How Barrett plotted to sink Irish Times with €25m rival

Offer based on ‘mass exodus’ of editorial staff who were angry with high pay of management

Give ’em enough slope

Give ’em enough slope

Elaine Prendeville presents a primer to the best resorts, handiest accoutrements and most stylish skiwear on offer this winter

The stuff of life and death

The stuff of life and death

Dr Dick Shepherd has been a forensic pathologist for four decades - having cast a cold eye on cases big and small. Now retired, he has written a surprisingly optimistic, deeply human book about a life in death

'Grit, determination and perseverance': Women at the cabinet table

'Grit, determination and perseverance': Women at the cabinet table

Martina Fitzgerald has written a book exploring why just 19 women have held ministerial roles in Ireland’s history. RTÉ’s political correspondent talks gender politics and explains why she has no desire to be on the other side of the microphone

'Sight loss means a loss of independence'

'Sight loss means a loss of independence'

Loss of confidence is the biggest issue facing people with vision impairment. Ahead of World Sight Day, Elaine Prendeville speaks to a number of National Council for the Blind service users about living with sight loss and raising awareness

‘The world is tough, but you are tougher. I believe that human beings are not fragile’

‘The world is tough, but you are tougher. I believe that human beings are not fragile’

Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Farrah Storr tells Elaine Prendeville why emotional discomfort is the price we pay for a rewarding life, and says the storm surrounding her latest cover story just goes to prove her point

Pleasure principle

Pleasure principle

Deborah Veale’s first personal collection in a decade offers more than a nod to the ’90s aesthetic