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Deconstructed vintage garments turned display of Irish heritage

Elena Mc Crory talks to Designer and Director Faye Rochford about her authentic Irish brand, FéRí designs

“FéRí is a vibrant and imaginative brand, born out of creativity and nostalgia, designed to bring joy to the wearer.” This is how director and designer Faye Rochford describes her independent label. The FéRí brand is driven by its deconstruction

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Political activism in DIY fashion

Taryn DeVere uses fashion as a tool for activism, writes Caroline Ebbs

The expression “you vote with your money” has never been more relevant than it is today. With increasing awareness of the benefits of shopping sustainably, fast-fashion businesses that benefit from unethical labour are trying to mask their environmental wrongdoings by

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Gaeilge at the Gallery

Seirce Mhac Conghail discusses Íomhánna na nGael, one of the first all-Irish language events at the National Gallery

Íomhánna na nGael, one of the first all-Irish language events at the National Gallery, was a virtual presentation that showcased works of Irish life. Presented by Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, it happened entirely through Irish. The familiar set up; a

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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