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Sunday Longread: The show must go on

Joanna Harnett looks at the future of Fashion month, enhanced diversity, sustainability, and its virtual adaptation

We are all familiar with the impeccable style witnessed during fashion week. From live catwalks, to YouTube, Instagram and Tiktok, shows are now spread across every platform in the world. But we do not realise how significant the industry is

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Spooky jewellery for spooky babes

Elena Mc Crory interviews Emma Cahill about her jewellery brand, and taking the leap to small business owner

Last week I spoke to Emma Cahill, founder and owner of Emma Cahill Jewellery. She describes her designs as “spooky jewellery for spooky babes”. The modernism and innovativeness of her processes stands out; the spiders and skulls, her 3D modelling

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Sunday Longread: Breaking the silence

Ruth McGann discusses the Abbey Theatre performance ‘Home’, a direct response to the mother and baby reports on the abuses to women and children from 1922 to 1998

On the night of our second St. Patrick’s Day in lockdown, the Abbey Theatre aired part one of a series entitled “Home”, a direct response to the report on the mother and baby homes in aid of Barnardos Post Adoption

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Turning economic tides with sustainable soaps

Olivia Bayne interviews Robyn Brady on her small business: expenses, ingredients, and shopping locally

Endocrine disruption, rainforest depletion, and confounding greenwashing are some of the hurdles we face today as conscious consumers. There often seems little that we as individuals can actually do to choose wisely, take control of our own destinies, and protect

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Mary McAleese: flying on two wings

Elena Mc Crory takes a response from Mary McAleese on gender equality and examines the past president’s role in activism

During a meeting in 1999 Dr Mary (Patricia) McAleese, recalls the sexist comment made by the Pope, John Paul II. Upon shaking hands, the pope turned to McAleese’s husband Martin and said, “Would you not prefer to be the president

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“I never painted dreams, I painted my own reality”: Turning trauma into art

Emma Lueders looks at the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most inspiring female artists we have today

Frida Kahlo has become a global icon since the boom of Fridamania in the 1980s. A simple google search will display the artist’s past and present popularity, with the distribution of her image for widespread commercial use. Although the Frida

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Dolly Parton, one of the most scrutinized female bodies in history

A look at the people’s princess and her contributions to the music industry and beyond

From country music to vaccines, movie stardom to philanthropy, Dolly Parton does it all. Her outrageous style, surgically enhanced proportions and signature blonde hair have made her a global icon. Her image that once drew harsh criticism for its feminine