Becky Earley went to Ireland a couple of weeks ago, to be the external examiner to the BA Textile Design course at NCAD, in Dublin. The 25 final year students produced work in print, embroidery and weave disciplines. Several of the students have begun to consider the environmental impacts of their work, and the highlights included a ‘slow textiles’ furnishings collection by Jennifer Slattery and a recycled / deconstructed Aran knit menswear collection by Paddy Rooney (paddyrooney@live.co.uk).