Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

Ethics boys

Ethics boys

The founders of ethical clothing firm Grown believe that good clothes shouldn’t cost the earth - in any sense of the phrase

‘Climate change is a slow-motion car crash’

‘Climate change is a slow-motion car crash’

Peter Thorne of Maynooth University was recently appointed to a key UN panel on climate change. He tells Elaine Prendeville how rising global temperatures will affect Ireland and what we can do to mitigate the risks

The art of the chilled out wedding

The art of the chilled out wedding

A move toward ‘more authentic’ weddings is good news: it means shopping for bridalwear on the high street is acceptable - and Monsoon is there with some not-so-dear ways to dress yourself and your dearly beloveds, writes Elaine Prendeville

Shaping peace on the edge of a precipice

Shaping peace on the edge of a precipice

Liz O’Donnell, a member of the negotiating team in the multi-party talks leading to the Good Friday Agreement, shares her reflections on that time, and outlines her perspective on the challenges facing the North today

Follow the sun: Niamh O'Neill

Follow the sun: Niamh O'Neill

Niamh O’Neill’s latest collection contains her boldest colour palette yet, and is very much a favourite with women who hold influential positions in both business and politics, writes Elaine Prendeville

Louth fashion designer goes for international growth

Louth fashion designer goes for international growth

Niamh O’Neill has secured her first international stockist, and is currently in talks to secure additional retailers across Britain and beyond

Alpacas: Soft as snow but warm inside

Alpacas: Soft as snow but warm inside

In Co Wicklow, one man hit upon the perfect solution to empty nest syndrome - raise a herd of female alpacas, use their famously soft wool for a range of products, and cash in further with lucrative trekking tours

Grief is good: Enda Walsh talks about Dad, Crow, and Cillian Murphy

Grief is good: Enda Walsh talks about Dad, Crow, and Cillian Murphy

For Enda Walsh, the play’s the thing, and always has been. But the playwright and director's new collaboration with his friend Cillian Murphy, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, promises to catapult him to fresh heights of acclaim

Under her skin

Under her skin

A fashion designer, an artist and an émigré: Úna Burke says that good things come to those who wait

Irish fashion designers need ‘real support’ from state, says leather maker

Irish fashion designers need ‘real support’ from state, says leather maker

Internationally renowned leather maker Úna Burke says the Irish government does not provide adequate support to the business of Irish fashion design

London Calling

London Calling

How Britain’s answer to Hermès reinvented itself for the modern woman

Freshening up an old favourite

Freshening up an old favourite

Even with 152 years on the clock, famed Donegal outfitter Magee 1866 is not resting on its laurels. Instead, it’s eyeing a worldwide expansion, writes Elaine Prendeville

Magee to launch its first furniture collection

Magee to launch its first furniture collection

Donegal tweed titan makes homeware move

A label for all seasons

A label for all seasons

It’s been around since 1965, but Irish-owned Carraig Donn is more dedicated than ever to its mission statement of kitting out Irish women in style, writes Elaine Prendeville

‘I’m always aware that working in this industry means jobs can be fleeting, things can change’

‘I’m always aware that working in this industry means jobs can be fleeting, things can change’

Sarah McInerney was shocked last year when she was suddenly made redundant as drivetime presenter by Newstalk. But that huge setback ultimately led her to where she is now, presenting with RTÉ Radio and TV3 and penning a biography of Leo Varadkar, writes Elaine Prendeville