Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

All tomorrow’s Parties

All tomorrow’s Parties

Bold prints, flared trousers and a touch of restrained sparkle: Elaine Prendeville selects 20 appealing pieces from the new-season arrivals at Arnotts

The fabric of society: Dublin designer Caroline Kilkenny

The fabric of society: Dublin designer Caroline Kilkenny

Careful cutting and special fabrics form the backbone of Caroline Kilkenny’s glamorous new collection

Good green fun at an eco-friendly festival

Good green fun at an eco-friendly festival

Sustainability is the name of the game at All Together Now in Waterford, where green thinking underpins food production, transport, plastic reduction and waste management

Off message: A bench is a small, big thing

Off message: A bench is a small, big thing

Beware the benches of the Grand Canal, sites of, it was reported last week, ‘extreme behaviour’: sit on one and you may find yourself having a spontaneous moment with another human

The legend of the fall: Cliona O'Brien's pyjamas dream

The legend of the fall: Cliona O'Brien's pyjamas dream

When putting together her first line of designer pyjamas, Cliona O’Brien looked back to Irish folklore for inspiration

Reinventing the self

Reinventing the self

Extrovert? Introvert? Or both, depending on the hour? The new season at Brown Thomas has arrived, and with it comes a whole new set of personalities

On a positive track: Niall Breslin talks music, meditation and facing your fears

On a positive track: Niall Breslin talks music, meditation and facing your fears

Known to many as a judge on The Voice of Ireland, Breslin has spoken candidly over the years about his mental health issues and is about to release a podcast on the subject.

Dual identity: Designer Anna Guerin's sustainably made fashion brand

Dual identity: Designer Anna Guerin's sustainably made fashion brand

Anna Guerin’s debut fashion brand The Dualist weaves exquisite Irish textiles and peerless tailoring into a sustainably made collection of Donegal tweed coats

Off Message: There’s one thing RTÉ has done right lately

Off Message: There’s one thing RTÉ has done right lately

In this age of spontaneity anxiety, what a relief it is to have, like Tommy Tiernan, ‘a conversation without a safety net’

This week

This week

China Ireland International Film Festival, a new Charlotte Tilsbury release and the Crime in the Castle workshop in Donegal

Designing the future: This year's Future Makers

Designing the future: This year's Future Makers

Future Makers, the bursary programme, now a decade old, has given early support to some of the nation’s most gifted designers. This year’s crop is as dazzling and singular as ever

Chinese windfall or Chinese boom?

Chinese windfall or Chinese boom?

Every year Ireland attracts 100,000 visitors from China, who tend to set tills ringing - and that number is set to rise and rise

Sweden 2019: ‘There’s now a great deal of interest in Ireland as a market’

Sweden 2019: ‘There’s now a great deal of interest in Ireland as a market’

Sweden is a hive of business activity and there is a buzz about Ireland there again, according to Honorary Consul General Paul Keane

Change is constant

Change is constant

The newest crop of NCAD fashion graduates display a heady mix of influences in their graduate collections, from an opera-singer grandmother to the Repeal movement

Royal couple’s visit strengthens connections between Sweden and Ireland

Royal couple’s visit strengthens connections between Sweden and Ireland

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s three days in this country saw them accompanied by Swedish business figures with a view to promoting bilateral trade and bolstering trade links