“Retail has always been about learning”: Meet the husband and wife team breathing new life into online luxury retail
John Redmond was previously the creative director of the Brown Thomas Arnotts group while Karen Higgins was its head of buying. Now the married couple are launching a new online retail business. They talk sustainability, strategy, and style.
5th Dec, 2022 - 6 min read
“Once you’ve driven the Ferrari or the Porsche you don’t want to go back to the Volkswagen, do you?”
The general manager of the five-star Ballyfin Demesne Peter White talks about the return of luxury travel, the rise of the domestic market, and changing perceptions around price.
19th Sep, 2022 - 6 min read
“Things are changing. There’s a real shift. We’re on the cusp of a recession. Young people feel really isolated”
From a looming recession to marginalised identities, Wexford-born fashion designer Richard Malone has striking views across a wide variety of subjects. Having taken a residency at the National Gallery, he talks about identity, values and high fashion.
13th Aug, 2022 - 6 min read
“So many of us wait for this catastrophic moment to make a positive change in life”
Denise Kenny Byrne and her husband Ciaran turned a personal crisis into a business opportunity to help others. As CEO and co-founder of The Head Plan, she shares her passion for putting wellness firmly at the top of your to-do list.
15th Jul, 2022 - 5 min read
As the art world re-emerges from the pandemic, fashion designer Simone Rocha is uniting an eclectic group of female artists
The world of art has never been as precarious with studios closing down with alarming frequency. However, a new exhibition curated by fashion designer Simone Rocha aims to highlight what is precious about the industry.
11th Jul, 2022 - 4 min read
The funeral director: Susan Guinan on how Covid has transformed the death care industry forever
As managing director of Massey Bros, Susan Guinan runs one of the largest funeral directors with nine funeral homes in the capital. She talks about technological advances in the industry, how Covid reshaped the sector and her plan to expand into funeral planning.
14th Apr, 2022 - 6 min read
“I come home each day knackered and my hands are constantly blistered – not from the heat, but from the lifting”
Meet Laura Quinn, the Irish woman using a combination of digital technologies with traditional glass-making to redefine the medium. She talks about her career, securing commissions and breaking into a male-dominated industry.
3rd Feb, 2022 - 6 min read
Fashioning sustainability: From job loss to building a brand – one Irish fashion designer’s rise to fame
For Donegal fashion designer Stephen McLaughlin, creating his own label in lockdown might have been born out of necessity, but it’s turned out to be a dream come true. He talks about resilience, growth and brand building.
12th Jan, 2022 - 6 min read
What do Kerry football, luxury fashion and digital storytelling have in common? Ireland’s newest sports apparel brand
Keohane Athletic Club, founded by Paul Galvin and Ashley McDonnell, is using authentic storytelling and a luxury approach to break into the global athleisure market.