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The have a go hero

The have a go hero

Radio review

Radio review

Communion of ideas

Communion of ideas

An established artist in Brussels who has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize, Helen O’Sullivan-Tyrrell talks of how events in her native Ireland are often the source of inspiration for her paintings

A softly-softly  approach to fashion

A softly-softly approach to fashion

French designer Sophie Rieu, based in Co Wicklow, sources all her materials locally and uses traditional methods to produce garments of the highest quality, writes Ruth O’Connor

Insider trading

Insider trading

Like it, want it, covet it: Ruth O’Connor is our style insider

Off Message

Off Message

A grande cupholder is a simple solution to contain your heart-stopper frappuccino while you drive but containing a grande passenger in a crash is another matter

First person

First person

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Working with a new can vas

Working with a new can vas

Russborough House has suffered art thefts, declining visitor numbers and a collapsed roof – but now the estate is bouncing back as a tourist attraction, thanks to grant aid and a sustained local campaign

On song: Paul Banks of Interpol

On song: Paul Banks of Interpol

Albums

Albums

The history man

The history man

Ken Follett knows he’s not highbrow enough to win the Booker Prize, but his thrillers and historical novels have made him a fortune nonetheless

More chic than shabby

More chic than shabby

The decorative style that was first recognised in the 1980s has gathered international influences since then, but remains a romantic favourite

First person

First person

Reaching the heights of style

Reaching the heights of style

Darren Kennedy always dreamed of being on television. He has achieved that and more, now producing his own clothing collection, writes Fiona Ness.