Chupi Sweetman, Jewellery Designer

Chupi needs no introduction to lovers of finely-crafted modern jewellery in Ireland and around the world. As one of Ireland’s most successful jewellery designers, she creates precious handmade rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets for fashion-conscious customers in no fewer than 64 countries. Chupi – and yes, that is her real name – says her work is the result of being …

Tom Mathews, Artist, Poet, Writer

I’ve been a fan of Tom Mathews for probably forty years since his brilliantly droll cartoons began appearing in magazines and newspapers. Until recently. however, I didn’t realise that he’s also a singer – well, of sorts. This image was shot at one of Paddy Goodwin’s legendary Drogheda gigs which, over the years, have featured a veritable hall-of-fame of Irish rock …

Kissing Couple, Mirador Del Rio

Among the many outstanding features of the island of Lanzarote are the mind-spinning architectural creations of Caesar Manrique. One of these is Mirador del Rio, built on a 400-metre clifftop with a stunning view out across the neighbouring island of La Graciosa. And as we all know, spectacular settings involving sunshine and beautiful vistas frequently induce overwhelming feelings of romance. …

Failte Ireland – Canadian Hurling

Who says hurling is difficult? Lidwina Kwan, of the Toronto Travel Agent Next Door, wasn’t long in picking up some of the basics during a Failte Ireland workshop attended by representatives of 55 Irish tourism businesses and 18 Canadian tour operators at Johnstown Estate. Mind you, she had a pretty good tutor in Cormac O Donnchu, of Experience Gaelic Games, …

Camille O’Sullivan

Singer Camille O’Sullivan photographed for the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

Summer Schedule Launch

Dublin Airport staffer Andrea Rooney in a photo-opp to announce the airport’s summer flight schedule.

Trouble Pilgrims

Mr Pete Holidai of the Trouble Pilgrims, direct musical descendants of the 1970s Irish punk band the Radiators From Space.

The Legendary Brush

More than forty years after his band Skid Row became the first Irish rock group to penetrate the British album charts, the legendary Brendan “Brush” Shiels still cuts a hugely energetic figure on stage. Unfortunately long-term commercial success eluded Skid Row. But their guitarist, the late Gary Moore, went on to achieve renown with Thin Lizzy and others. This is …