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10 great holiday season gift ideas for every kind of hostess

Friday, December 15 2017

10 great holiday season gift ideas for every kind of hostess

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Never showing up empty-handed is one thing, but showing up with a hamper full of Christmas joy, a handmade paper vase that moonlights as a piece of surrealist art, or stress-melting aromatic luxury teas in hand, means a return invitation is guaranteed. Here’s a one-stop guide to gifting for the hostess of those exciting Christmas parties you’ll be attending all this month. Although, gifts can be a last-minute obligation, the more thoughtful the gift, the less likely it is to be re-gifted or forgotten, locked away in their cupboard of non-useful gifts. After all, you want to see that three-tier cupcake server by Good Earth coming out for a cameo at the next high-tea at their home. Not to mention, well-deserved credit and compliments directed at you for finding “the loveliest present”. With all this incentive, start by thinking of the recipient’s home style and personality type. What would really add to their already well-curated space? For the decor enthusiast with a minimal sensibility, pick out a gift-set of gold-painted photo frames and candle sticks by The Label Life, or go all out for the maximalist with a baroque-inspired cushion from Gucci’s home collection. Tea lovers will appreciate organic blend-sets of oolong, rooibos and green teas by Tasse the Thé. While, for the Christmas obsessed, make sure to add to their tree decorations with a mini Baccarat golden fir tree. Ahead, scroll through the gallery to find gifting inspiration, after all ‘tis the season! 1 /10 'London' scented candle, Tom Dixon at Net-a-porter, Rs 5,595; Net-a-porter.com 'Gilded decor' gift box set, The Label Life, Rs 3,390; Thelabellife.com 'Bazaar' paper vase, Once Upon A Flutter, Rs 1,495; Onceuponaflutter.com 'Christmas Meribel Fir Tree', Baccarat, price on request, Baccarat.com Platter set, Clove, price on request; Clovethestore.com Herbal Blends gift box, Tasse de Thé, Rs 999; Tdtworld.com ‘Ritz’ three tier server, Rs 7,400, Good Earth; Goodearth.in Velvet cushion with bee embroidery, Gucci, price on request; Gucci.com Rosemary Green collection, Le Creuset, Le-creuset.in ‘Moët Imperial Golden Sparkle’ limited edition bottle, Moët & Chandon, starting at Rs 7,260; Moet.com In this story: Good Earth Now Playing: What not to say to a model

Anushka Sharma's makeup artist didn't know she was booked for her wedding

Friday, December 15 2017

Anushka Sharma's makeup artist didn't know she was booked for her wedding

You’ve seen Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding over a hundred times on your timeline, from her wedding beauty looks to her outfits, all the details about the location and even their first picture as a married couple . While we’ve already given you the inside information on Sharma’s stunning flower-adorned hairstyles , here’s the exclusive scoop on her wedding makeup, straight from her trusted makeup artist, Puneet B Saini. Did Anushka have any special brief when you discussed the wedding looks before the event? She wanted everything to look very elegant and beautiful as every bride would want on their wedding day. She left it up to me because I know what she likes. I’ve been working with her for so many years now that I know my way around her, what she likes. How long back did you first have this conversation, to discuss her makeup? I actually found out a day before I was travelling. I wasn’t aware of where we were going. She had only booked me for the five days. I’m glad that she didn’t tell me because we work with so many people and it becomes difficult for us [to keep things under wraps]. I’m a very transparent person and would’ve hated to be the one to give out any information. You work with Anushka regularly. Was the equation you share with her helpful when planning something potentially stressful like wedding makeup? I’ve been working with her for over six years, we’ve worked on seven films, and all her events and appearances. Our equation was everything, for both of us. I’ve worked with her so much and we’ve grown together in a way. I wasn’t doing too many films before I met her and wasn’t interested in it. After Ladies vs Ricky Bahl , she had a lot of films lined up with great directors and that’s when we decided to work together. I shut down my makeup academy to start working with her. She’s one of the most special people in my life. She wasn’t nervous at all before the ceremony. She trusted us a lot and was very calm and centred. How did you make sure the makeup looked perfect throughout the ceremony? We were in great weather so I was sure the makeup wasn’t going to move. Also with Anushka, the makeup usually stays on, we only had to touch up the lipstick. How long did it take to create her makeup look for the ring ceremony and the wedding? Can you take us through the looks? It only took us about 1.5-2 hours on each day, with hair and makeup going on simultaneously. For the ring ceremony which was a night event, we wanted to keep the lips nude and eyes smoky. I wanted her eyes to be striking but not just have a whole lot of black around the eyes. We used a gradation of colours, my favourite aubergine and a brown with red undertones. I didn’t want the entire eye to be covered, just till the crease of the eyes. For the mehandi, she was wearing a lot of colours so we kept the makeup fairly basic, very wintery with cream blush, minimal makeup and lots of mascara. All the attention was going to be on her mehandi and clothes. On her wedding day, the outfit was so beautiful and royal and the entire setup was a page out of a princess’ diary. We didn’t want the makeup to be too smoky or with heavy liner. I kept it very soft, we used a brown kohl and smudged it, shadows in peach-pink tones and lots of mascara. Keeping in mind the grandeur of the outfits, what was the makeup aesthetic you were going for? As a bride, you have so much happening on your wedding day, to balance your hair, makeup, outfit and jewellery. I’d say I wanted her to look like herself on her wedding day, that was the aesthetic. We didn’t want the makeup to look anything like it did on the night of the ring ceremony, we wanted a complete contrast. We wanted it to enhance her natural beauty. Most Indian brides like to go all out when it comes to their makeup, even if that might not complement their outfits. How do you tackle requests like this? I think a lot of brides are misinformed. They feel like they need to wear a lot because everybody is doing it. The new-age brides are very smart, they choose their makeup artist according to their personal style. The most important thing is to have the conversation before the day and not on the main day to see if you’re at the same wavelength. To me, if I might not be able to deliver the look a bride wants, I’ll ask them to look for somebody else since the look will also be going out as my work. I don’t mind working around their demands and try to make it look aesthetic, but if it’s not something I’m accustomed to doing, I’d rather have them find someone else. Hair and makeup isn’t inexpensive and I’d rather have the bride be happy. 1 /6 Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at their wedding Image: Instagram.com/georgiougabriel Anushka Sharma at her mehendi ceremony Image: Instagram.com/sabyasachiofficial Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at their ring ceremony Image: Instagram.com/puneetbsaini Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at their ring ceremony Image: Instagram.com/sabyasachiofficial

The planners behind the Virushka wedding tell us how they pulled it off

Friday, December 15 2017

The planners behind the Virushka wedding tell us how they pulled it off

Image: Instagram.com Image: Instagram.com Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have long been amongst everyone’s favourite couples. But after the cricketer tied the knot with the Bollywood star earlier this week, it’s safe to say everyone’s been hit by their wedding fever. Given that almost no one had a clue about the secret nuptials held in the picturesque region of Tuscany, it is safe to say that this one was amongst the most well-planned weddings of the season. The credit for this goes to the team at Shaadi Squad, who left no stone unturned to bring the couple’s fairy tale moment to reality. Founded by Tina Tharwani, Saurabh Malhotra and Manoj Mittra, the Mumbai-based, boutique wedding planning company specialises in planning destination weddings. Right from picking the location to brainstorming sessions, co-founder Tina Tharwani spills the beans on all the unmissable details from Virushka’s wedding. How long did it take you to plan the wedding? Virat and Anushka came to us almost four-five months ago in August earlier this year. We always work only on one project at a time and give it all our attention and energy. Currently we are busy planning the two receptions that will be held in Delhi and Mumbai on December 21 and December 26 respectively. Since everything about the wedding was kept under wraps, how did you manage to plan the whole thing without letting information out? The biggest USP of Shaadi Squad is client confidentiality. We respect that a wedding is a personal moment in anyone’s life so we took utmost care that we were tight-lipped about the whole planning. All the ceremonies were put together by a team of seven people, including the three founders and Rriddhi Talwalkar from India and three people from Tuscany. Why was the wedding planned in Tuscany and not India? The couple brainstormed on many locations with us when we were planning the wedding. The one thing they were absolutely sure about was that they didn’t want to get married in their hometowns. We considered many Indian locations as well as international destinations before finally picking Tuscany. Who did the decor for the nuptials? The entire decor for the wedding was done by Devika Narain and Co who are based out of Delhi. Most of the materials used for the wedding were locally sourced while a few flowers and other things were bought in Tuscany. Did the couple give you any specifications for the wedding? Right from the beginning, the two wanted it to be an intimate affair. The guest list was just under 50 people, as they wanted to celebrate only with their closest friends and family. The couple was also very hands-on and invested where planning their wedding was concerned. They knew exactly how they wanted their dream moment to look like but were open to our suggestions. Any tips on how people can host a wedding similar to theirs? Most Indian wedding are a big fat affair, but if you manage to keep the guest list small it becomes easier to make the wedding customised and more personal. Generally, destination weddings have at least 200 people these days but if you can keep the gathering small, it becomes easier to understand every wedding guest’s wants and needs.

Best dressed this week: Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra

Friday, December 15 2017

Best dressed this week: Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra

Zendaya in Maria Escote and Styland Image: Instagram.com This week was all about statement-making ensembles for Bollywood. To kick things off, Kareena Kapoor Khan attended the launch of sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan Pataudi’s new book in a red dress that instantly took over the internet. Featuring a dramatic keyhole neck and geometric sequin patterns, Kapoor Khan’s Bibhu Mohapatra dress may be her boldest look all year. Following in her footsteps, Katrina Kaif stepped out this week in a flowy mango yellow Anamika Khanna lehenga, and then opted for a slogan tee by Prabal Gurung paired with a car wash pleat skirt. Also making an effort to stand out this week were Malaika Arora, Sridevi and Priyanka Chopra. While the first hosted a Christmas bash at home in a maroon velvet mini dress, the second walked the red carpet in Dubai wearing a glittering silver and gold Manish Malhotra creation, and the third spruced up her winter wardrobe with a tropical print jacket. Which look wins your top vote?

Weekly Instagram recap: Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt

Friday, December 15 2017

Weekly Instagram recap: Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt

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SoftBank pushes Flipkart to focus on gaining market share; IPO definitely shelved

Sunday, December 17 2017

SoftBank pushes Flipkart to focus on gaining market share; IPO definitely shelved

| Sunday, 17 December 2017 SoftBank Vision Fund, a Japanese reference investor in Flipkart, is pushing the Indian leading e-commerce group to make sales growth and market expansion its top priority. Sources close to the matter quoted by ‘Livemint’ indicated over the weekend that the already-delayed public offering is no longer on the agenda for the next three years at least, adding pressure to Flipkart to improve its financials, narrow losses, and grow market share. Profitability is no longer Flipkart’s priority Flipkart CEO Krishnamurthy confirmed that “Profitability is not the highest priority today. We will again go into a very clear consumer market building mode and expanding the market. We want to bring as many people as possible into the e-commerce fold, as many categories on a regular basis and we will invest towards that. We are very comfortable on the burn that we have today,” Krishnamurthy had said. As a result, and after raising cash from SoftBank Vision Fund, online retailer Flipkart has tweaked its strategy to focus on boosting market share rather than narrowing its losses. The Japanese institutional investor wants Flipkart to increase its market share to 60-70 percent over the next few years, same sources said. To achieve such an ambitious goal, SoftBank would have assured Flipkart that it is willing to pump in “several billions of dollars” to help Flipkart expand the e-commerce market and widen its narrow lead over rival Amazon India. For reference, analysts estimate that Flipkart, which owns online fashion retailers Myntra and Jabong and payments app PhonePe, controls 40-45 percent of the e-commerce market. One of Flipkart’s first steps towards the new strategy’s implementation has been signing up Bain and Co. to craft a strategy to expand its user base and improve customer loyalty rates over the next two to three years, the people said. The company is also increasing its pace of investments and acquisitions to boost growth, ‘Livemint’ earlier in October. No IPO for Flipkart in the next three years In August, SoftBank through its 100 billion dollars Vision Fund struck a deal to invest $1.4 billion directly into Flipkart and buy shares worth 1.2-1.4 billion dollars from Flipkart shareholders. The deal will make SoftBank one of the two largest shareholders in Flipkart along with Tiger Global Management, whose former employee Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the chief executive of the online retailer. Earlier this year, in April, Flipkart raised 1.4 billion dollars from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft in April. With SoftBank’s entry, other Flipkart investors have accepted that an IPO isn’t going to happen any time soon. In this vein, early Flipkart investors including Tiger Global Management, Accel Partners and IDG Ventures will secure partial exits by selling some of their shares to SoftBank. This allows them to go along with the plan to delay the IPO, people familiar with the matter said to local media. Increasing competition against Amazon India Meanwhile, Flipkart needs to keep up to the challenge that the likes of Amazon pose to its, until recently unclaimed crown over the Indian market. Both Flipkart and Amazon India have recently said their e-commerce businesses grew sharply in the three months ended September, registering a significant recovery from the months before the government introduced the goods and services tax. While there is some discrepancy regarding Flipkat growth pace - Flipkart said its ecommerce business grew at about 85 percent year-on-year in terms of gross merchandise volume the April-September quarter, one of its investors’ reported Flipkart grew at 43 percent year-on-year in the six months from April to September -, Amazon India said it registered 72 percent year-on-year growth in terms of gross merchandise sold (GMS) for the September quarter, compared with 59 percent growth in April-June. If the latter were to be the real growth rates, India would be growing 1.5 times faster than its main competitor in India. Image:Flipkart Website, Women Fashion

Inditex commits to integrated business model to deal with margins' fall

Sunday, December 17 2017

Inditex commits to integrated business model to deal with margins' fall

| Sunday, 17 December 2017 The textile giant has registered an increase of 10 percent in total sales, reaching 17,963 million euros in the first nine months of 2017. Despite the growth in sales, margins continue to decline, which has led Inditex to redouble its bet for an integrated model and new quality services for its clients. Despite the growth in sales, Inditex's gross profit margin decreased 30 basis points to 59.4 percent in the third fiscal quarter compared to the previous year. In fact, according to market sources consulted by FashionUnited, the annual gross profit margin of Inditex has continued to fall from its peak of fiscal year 2013 of 59.8 percent. While Inditex's earnings surpass those of its competitors such as Hennes & Mauritz, analysts and investors have questioned whether the drop in Inditex is due to short-term factors such as currency movements or whether it reflects the long-term challenges for its model of business. Determined to remedy this problem, which affects the entire global fashion industry, Inditex continues to bet heavily on "the increasingly comprehensive management of the platform, which translates into value services for the client" like the same day delivery, which is available now in Madrid, London, Paris, Istanbul, Taipei and Shanghai; the next day delivery, in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, China and South Korea; the implementation of Automated Points for Collection of Online Orders in stores; or the simultaneous transition in physical and online stores of the collections, both between seasons and in the novelties that arrive at the online and physical stores twice a week. In this sense, analysts at Kepler Cheuvreux highlight the "big slowdown compared to the previous quarters", adding that part of this lower growth is already included in the shares. Inditex’s stock has fallen 2 percent this year, compared to a decrease of more than 20 percent for H&M. Another factor to consider is the unusually warm weather - as soon as the cold made an appearance in November, Inditex said that sales in its more than 7,500 stores and websites increased 13 percent at constant exchange rates between on November 1 and December 11, when buyers bought wintery clothes. "The return to a more seasonal climate throughout Europe has allowed the group to increase the profits of the dividing line considerably," Jefferies analysts said in a note. The first nine months of 2017 of Inditex - key data Sales of the Inditex Group have increased by 10 percent in the first nine months of the fiscal year 2017 -between February 1 and October 31-, on a growth of 11 percent in the same period of the previous year, reaching 17,963 million euros. Net profit in the first nine months of the year grew 6 percent to reach 2,341 million euros. The growth of store and online sales at constant exchange rates in the period between November 1 and December 11, 2017 has been 13 percent. The largest textile group in the world continues its unstoppable geographic expansion The group that owns brands such as Zara or Massimo Dutti reached 7,504 stores with a presence in 94 markets, after the opening of its first stores in Belarus. Inditex has continued to strengthen the presence of all its brands globally, with the opening of new stores in 52 markets in this period. Inditex's digital expansion is not far behind, as the group has reached 45 online markets, following the launch of Zara.com in India. Meanwhile, Bershka launched its online offer in the United States. Image:Zara International Website, Women Fashion

Myntra partners Disney to launch Star Wars collection in India

Monday, December 18 2017

Myntra partners Disney to launch Star Wars collection in India

| Monday, 18 December 2017 Myntra is partnering Disney to release a range of licenced clothing through their private brand, Kook N Keech. The e-commerce giant has released a men’s, women’s, and children’s wear collection that features hoodies, T-shirts, sweat pants, shirts, shoes, bags, and hats that all feature Star Wars logos and characters. The brand has an increasing number of private brands and one of their most promoted is their casual wear label Kook N Keech, which they chose as the vehicle for their recently launched Star Wars teamwork with Disney. Myntra is banking on the film’s popularity to retail the line. Some of the brands that Disney partnered with include: menswear label Celio, OnePlus, and Tata Motors. Hamleys, Lego, Hasbro, Funskool, Amazon, and Scholastic have also acquired licensing rights of the film. It is expected around Rs 200 crore revenue will be generated through the sales such licenced products. Anand Chakravarthy, Managing Partner of Wavemaker India says for Disney in India, Star Wars is a good franchise but it cannot be compared to the world, India will be a drop in the ocean in terms of revenue. So their marketing budget in the country will also be limited.

Athiya Shetty ready to launch street wear line for teenagers

Monday, December 18 2017

Athiya Shetty ready to launch street wear line for teenagers

| Monday, 18 December 2017 Athiya Shetty is launching her own clothing line, mainly street smart for teenagers. The actress a fashion icon, experiments with clothes. She is known for her fashion sensibilities and is a hit when on red carpets and nails high street fashion. Her line will be aimed at teenagers and young girls. All the sizes will be available and the style will be street smart clothes. Athiya has made fashion statements by donning sequins, cold shoulder tops, a mix of stripes and clothes with indo-western elements in the past. She feels fashion is all about who one is as a person. She says she is very comfortable in her own skin and is now excited about working on her own fashion line. The daughter of actor Sunil Shetty admires model Kendall Jenner for her fashion and is inspired by people around her. The young actor shared her creative inputs with the team and the kind of audience who follow her. Now, the team will get back to the actor with the final plan. Ever since her debut, the 25-year-old actress has been in the news for her chic sartorial choices.

Myntra partners Disney to launch Star Wars collection in India

Monday, December 18 2017

Myntra partners Disney to launch Star Wars collection in India

Myntra is partnering Disney to release a range of licenced clothing through their private brand, Kook N Keech. The e-commerce giant has released a men’s, women’s, and children’s wear collection that features hoodies, T-shirts, sweat pants, shirts, shoes, bags, and hats that all feature Star Wars logos and characters. The brand has an increasing number of private brands and one of their most promoted is their casual wear label Kook N Keech, which they chose as the vehicle for their recently launched Star Wars teamwork with Disney. Myntra is banking on the film’s popularity to retail the line. Some of the brands that Disney partnered with include: menswear label Celio, OnePlus, and Tata Motors. Hamleys, Lego, Hasbro, Funskool, Amazon, and Scholastic have also acquired licensing rights of the film. It is expected around Rs 200 crore revenue will be generated through the sales such licenced products. Anand Chakravarthy, Managing Partner of Wavemaker India says for Disney in India, Star Wars is a good franchise but it cannot be compared to the world, India will be a drop in the ocean in terms of revenue. So their marketing budget in the country will also be limited.

Athiya Shetty ready to launch street wear line for teenagers

Monday, December 18 2017

Athiya Shetty ready to launch street wear line for teenagers

Athiya Shetty is launching her own clothing line, mainly street smart for teenagers. The actress a fashion icon, experiments with clothes. She is known for her fashion sensibilities and is a hit when on red carpets and nails high street fashion. Her line will be aimed at teenagers and young girls. All the sizes will be available and the style will be street smart clothes. Athiya has made fashion statements by donning sequins, cold shoulder tops, a mix of stripes and clothes with indo-western elements in the past. She feels fashion is all about who one is as a person. She says she is very comfortable in her own skin and is now excited about working on her own fashion line. The daughter of actor Sunil Shetty admires model Kendall Jenner for her fashion and is inspired by people around her. The young actor shared her creative inputs with the team and the kind of audience who follow her. Now, the team will get back to the actor with the final plan. Ever since her debut, the 25-year-old actress has been in the news for her chic sartorial choices.

15 iconic 'Game of Thrones' locations and what they look like in real life

Tuesday, December 19 2017

15 iconic 'Game of Thrones' locations and what they look like in real life

Trsteno Dark Hedges, Ballymoney In Season 4, Daenerys' dragon, Drogon, attacks a poor goat by a beautiful waterfall . The waterfall, Thorufoss, is located in Iceland and even more beautiful in real life. The Bloody Gate has shown up several times on Game of Thrones . In real life, those scenes are filmed at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland (and the gate itself is CGI). The fight between Brienne of Tarth and The Hound was filmed at Hengill in Iceland. The distinctive rock at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea was filmed at Dyrhólaey in Iceland. The wight attack in Season 7 was filmed at Stakkholtsgja in Iceland. The Mountain Shaped Like an Arrowhead has made several appearances on GoT and its real life counterpart in Kirkjufell is absolutely stunning. Dragonstone has been one of the main locations on Game of Thrones this season. If you want to visit it in real life, head to Itzurun Beach in Zumaia, Spain. Dorne's gorgeous Sunspear exists. It's Alcázar of Seville in Spain. The largest gathering of characters in Game of Thrones history took place at the King's Landing dragonpit. In real life, the scene was filmed in Itálica, Spain. Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia doubles for Westeros' capital, King's Landing. The Iron Islands scenes are filmed in Ballintoy Harbor in Northern Ireland. The Tower of Joy (you know, where Jon Snow was born—NBD) is really Castillo de Zafra in Spain. The Castle Black scenes are filmed at Magheramorne Quarry in Nothern Ireland. You can feel like Olenna Tyrell and visit the King's Landing Palace Gardens in Trsteno, Croatia. If you want to take a walk down King's Road, just visit Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland Thorufoss In Season 4, Daenerys' dragon, Drogon, attacks a poor goat by a beautiful waterfall . The waterfall, Thorufoss, is located in Iceland and even more beautiful in real life. Thingvellir National Park The Bloody Gate has shown up several times on Game of Thrones . In real life, those scenes are filmed at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland (and the gate itself is CGI). Hengill The fight between Brienne of Tarth and The Hound was filmed at Hengill in Iceland. Dyrhólaey The distinctive rock at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea was filmed at Dyrhólaey in Iceland. Stakkholtsgja The wight attack in Season 7 was filmed at Stakkholtsgja in Iceland. Kirkjufell The Mountain Shaped Like an Arrowhead has made several appearances on GoT and its real life counterpart in Kirkjufell is absolutely stunning. Itzurun Beach Dragonstone has been one of the main locations on Game of Thrones this season. If you want to visit it in real life, head to Itzurun Beach in Zumaia, Spain. Alcázar of Seville Dorne's gorgeous Sunspear exists. It's Alcázar of Seville in Spain. Itálica The largest gathering of characters in Game of Thrones history took place at the King's Landing dragonpit. In real life, the scene was filmed in Itálica, Spain. Dubrovnik Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia doubles for Westeros' capital, King's Landing. Ballintoy Harbor The Iron Islands scenes are filmed in Ballintoy Harbor in Northern Ireland. Castillo de Zafra The Tower of Joy (you know, where Jon Snow was born—NBD) is really Castillo de Zafra in Spain. Magheramorne Quarry The Castle Black scenes are filmed at Magheramorne Quarry in Nothern Ireland. Trsteno You can feel like Olenna Tyrell and visit the King's Landing Palace Gardens in Trsteno, Croatia. Dark Hedges, Ballymoney If you want to take a walk down King's Road, just visit Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland