Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

'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

Gorey jobs platform plots global rollout

Gorey jobs platform plots global rollout

Abodoo.com, the Gorey-based recruitment platform, is to enter a first round of VC funding in San ...

Your Business: Dare to Doo

Your Business: Dare to Doo

Vanessa Tierney noticed that the world of work was changing rapidly. So she set up a digital platform – Abodoo.com – to suit the needs of employers and smart workers who want to change jobs

Time to take cover

Time to take cover

Monochrome, houndstooth and check are all embraced by this autumn’s new styles

Join the culture club this autumn

Join the culture club this autumn

Summer’s officially over. But take heart: there are plenty of art, music, movies, books and happenings to ease you through the coming weeks. From Ruth Negga at the Gate to extraordinary new Irish prose and groundbreaking TV, here are thirty-three of the best things to do, see and hear. Compiled by Elaine Prendeville, Nadine O’Regan, John Maguire, Tony Clayton-Lea and Jessie Collins

Elegantly waisted

Elegantly waisted

French women are universally admired for their easy, elegant cool - and there are few cooler than fashion stylist and Marc Jacobs muse Camille Bidault-Waddington

Heritage brand Foxford opens discount outlet

Heritage brand Foxford opens discount outlet

Kildare Village shop targets coach tour trade

‘I believe in the power of great reporting, even in this always-on, desensitised world’

‘I believe in the power of great reporting, even in this always-on, desensitised world’

After 16 years in media, Claire Brock has landed her dream job, presenting Virgin Media’s nightly evening news bulletin.

Full exposure

Full exposure

Want to see some top-class couture while helping a good cause? Then get along to the latest Irish Fashion Exposure event next month, writes Elaine Prendeville

Modern classic

Modern classic

Donegal tweed company Magee 1866 is reinventing the iconic fabric for contemporary style seekers, with peerless suiting for men and women and a luxurious, more casual line in womenswear

Master and mentor: Jonathan Saunders

Master and mentor: Jonathan Saunders

Fashion designer Jonathan Saunders is renowned for his clever use of colour, original prints, beautiful silks, and above all, his craftsmanship. The key to success, he says, is balancing recognition and novelty. And now he plans to share his expertise with young designers

That 80s show

That 80s show

Brown Thomas’s autumn collection harks back to the glory days of power dressing - only this time, it’s called executive suiting