Jessie Collins

Jessie Collins

Let’s talk about porn

Let’s talk about porn

A recent report found we are suffering from a chronic inability to discuss porn in anything but extreme terms. Jessie Collins talks to its author Caroline West about why, in the face of mounting access and consumption, we still can’t talk about it

Comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Stuffing turkeys, roasting the perfect potatoes and schlepping from one set of in-laws to another: is the thought of Christmas Day filling you with just a bit of dread already? Fear not. There are a raft of hotel getaways that will take all the stress out of the festivities for you, writes Jessie Collins

Close Encounters

Close Encounters

Dublin-based rock photographer Ruth Medjber has shot everyone from Grace Jones to Madonna. Ahead of her first live photography exhibition this month, she talks to Jessie Collins about how to capture a moment

The parenting group in your pocket

The parenting group in your pocket

WhatsApp groups may drive many crazy, but they are the closest thing parents have to a virtual village, writes Jessie Collins

The great polar meltdown

The great polar meltdown

For six months, a Norwegian research vessel has drifted through polar ice fields trying to understand why the North Pole is heating up faster than anywhere else. Their documented expedition can be seen in a new exhibition at the UCD Science Centre

Ultra lounge

Ultra lounge

Irish unisex label Reuben Avenue is rapidly gaining fans from the Middle East to New York with a focus on luxurious, minimalist pieces that ooze ease and sophistication. What’s more, the brand’s campaign has just struck gold with fashion’s rising star

Fashion: The right stuff

Fashion: The right stuff

A protégée of both Roland Mouret and Mary Katrantzou, Irish womenswear designer Cleo Prickett has launched her first collection of tailored ‘classics with a twist’. She tells Jessie Collins how she carved out her niche

Living the silver dream

Living the silver dream

Forget 40: life truly can begin at 70, and later. Ahead of Positive Ageing Week, Jessie Collins talks to three business dynamos challenging the third-age stereotypes

Form and function

Form and function

Designer Niamh O’Neill is back with new shapes and bright ideas for autumn

Layering up

Layering up

MoMuse’s latest collections update its contemporary take on classic fine jewellery by challenging its usual minimalist aesthetic, writes Jessie Collins

Lifelong Adventure: Mature reflection

Lifelong Adventure: Mature reflection

If weekdays are your own and time pressures have eased, there are plenty of destinations close to home that have made a speciality out of midweek wellness breaks, providing everything from yoga retreats to meditation and juicing detoxes. Jessie Collins picks some of the best places to retreat, rest and rejuvenate

A real live wire

A real live wire

Jason Byrne has just finished an acclaimed sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. With a new show, a new book and an Irish tour on the horizon, he talks to Jessie Collins about the nature of accidental success

Somewhere to call home

Somewhere to call home

Average rents in the capital have hit record highs of €1,875 a month. And with the rental crisis showing no signs of abating, people are seeking alternative solutions to apartment living

All things bright and bountiful

All things bright and bountiful

It’s time to reap and eat nature’s bounty. From blackberries to shellfish and fruit trees, Jessie Collins looks at ways to make the most of the harvest season

Sea change: Annalise Murphy

Sea change: Annalise Murphy

Annalise Murphy has had the most arduous year of her life. Tackling wild seas and tens of thousands of miles of ocean, the Olympic silver medallist raced around the world to finish sixth in the Volvo Ocean Race. Now, with Tokyo 2020 in her sights, she’s back on the water in a new class, starting from scratch