| 2.9°C Dublin

Close

Premium

The pressures of a life lived in public: Eimear Varian Barry on taking back control

Instagram star Eimear Varian Barry talks to Liadan Hynes about her recent temporary separation and creating boundaries in a life extensively documented online, and reveals her new career move

Close

Eimear Varian Barry, one of Ireland's most successful Instagram stars

Eimear Varian Barry, one of Ireland's most successful Instagram stars

Family life... Eimear documents her lifestyle on Instagram

Family life... Eimear documents her lifestyle on Instagram

Denise Kenny Byrne

Denise Kenny Byrne

Pippa O'Connor

Pippa O'Connor

Top blogger Louise Cooney

Top blogger Louise Cooney

Blogger Eimear Varian Barry

Blogger Eimear Varian Barry

Eimear Varian Barry

Eimear Varian Barry

Fashion blogger: Rosie Connolly-Quinn

Fashion blogger: Rosie Connolly-Quinn

/

Eimear Varian Barry, one of Ireland's most successful Instagram stars

We were co workers that didn't get along," Eimear Varian Barry reflects. She's talking about the temporary separation she and her long-term partner Daniel, father of her two daughters and one son, underwent late last year.

When we speak, the couple has just reconciled; Daniel has moved back in, new Ikea wardrobes have been added to the bedroom Varian Barry has recently so lovingly and beautifully refurbished, documented on her Instagram for her thousands of followers.

Varian Barry is one of Ireland's most successful Instagram stars. Ask the 34-year-old Cork woman, who now lives in Surrey, what she does and she will laugh at the notion of whittling it down to one title, and baulk slightly at the term 'influencer', before settling on saying "I document what I love about life."