Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

‘I hate the idea of ‘optimising’ your child – a child isn’t a project to perfect, but a person to relate to’

‘I hate the idea of ‘optimising’ your child – a child isn’t a project to perfect, but a person to relate to’

The Guardian’s agony aunt Philippa Perry tells Elaine Prendeville why her new book on child psychology might just change the world – if parents don’t ‘string’ her up first

An arty guessing game for a good cause

An arty guessing game for a good cause

If you buy an artwork for €50 at the upcoming Incognito charity auction, you’ll only find out who painted it afterwards, writes Elaine Prendeville

Bright, bold and beautiful

Bright, bold and beautiful

Last Thursday’s Arnotts spring/summer show was big on bright ideas

KBC Invest 2019: What does a customer look for when investing?

KBC Invest 2019: What does a customer look for when investing?

Breda Gormally, hub manager at KBC on College Green discusses the real world experience of becoming an investor

Fashion's Third Way

Fashion's Third Way

Kitri is spearheading a new breed of brands offering high-end design values at affordable prices. Founder Haeni Kim explains her ethos

No ordinary Josepha

No ordinary Josepha

In 2017, Josepha Madigan came out of nowhere to claim a seat at the cabinet table. But her goals don’t end there. Elaine Prendeville meets a thoroughly modern minister

Her bright materials

Her bright materials

Cashmere designer Ros Duke breathes life and colour into the new season, writes Elaine Prendeville

Brief encounters: Valentine's Day venues

Brief encounters: Valentine's Day venues

No, it’s not too late: here are nine destinations for Valentine’s luxury, each offering a distinctive twist on the romance theme

Christian principles

Christian principles

Christian Dior was one of the true masters of haute couture. A lavish new exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum pays tribute to his rich legacy

Family values

Family values

Kate Appleby is shaping the jewellery dynasty’s brand for the modern era, without sacrificing any of its integrity

How the ‘Irish advantage’ can overcome Brexit

How the ‘Irish advantage’ can overcome Brexit

What’s the secret to making good on emerging export markets? Placing innovation at the top of your agenda. Enterprise Ireland boss Julie Sinnamon tells Elaine Prendeville why, with the right mindset, the future for Irish SMEs can be very bright indeed

Unimaginable beauty

Unimaginable beauty

Nigel O’Reilly has access to ‘some of the best gemstones in the world’ and he is on a quest to make the most of them

A measured approach: Couturier Niall Tyrrell

A measured approach: Couturier Niall Tyrrell

Niall Tyrrell is one of Ireland’s few couturiers, designing and creating capsule collections for the clients who come to his Ranelagh studio

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

All we want for Christmas? Time, space, silence . . . and, well, shoes. In this special issue of ...

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