Show and tell: International eyes are on Irish design

Ireland’s most important creative exhibition opens its doors today. Elaine Prendeville peeks inside

22nd January, 2017

The Royal Dublin Society, and its surrounds, has a very special, temporary, population today. You’ll spot them, most likely, by their smiles, their interesting dress and their general air of optimism. These are the Showcasers, the over 450 Irish craftspeople and designers who have descended on the RDS to introduce their wares to an international audience.

Showcase, Ireland’s annual creative expo, is a trade-only affair, meaning you may not have the opportunity to peek...

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