The property’s original features such as fireplaces, floorboards and coving are all intact

Number 2 on the same street sold for €414,000 in September 2013

Live/Work space in Berlin

As housbuilding gathers pace, fresh ideas are emerging. Here’s our pick of the best design trends

Homes in Churchtown, Dublin 14, are unusual in that there is no developer involved

Neptune House 1

After years of planning stalls at historic Blackrock site, properties appear to be worth wait

Arne Jaacobsen chairs

A planter from shipping pallets; Zelouf&Bell in Kilkenny and good buys in classic chairs

No 66 Brighton Rd has been rewired, re-plumbed, reconfigured and re-roofed

The owner has returned the house to a functioning family home, tastefully painted in rich creams and furnished in a classical styl(...)

592 Woodview Cottages Rathfarnham D16 DNG

Stunning two-bedroom property adjacent to Dodder Valley Park asking €425,000

Lonsdale: 726-728 Howth Road,  Blackbanks, Raheny. Lonsdale, at 726-728 Howth Road sold out completely by 6pm

Ten-year project comes to fruition via infill development of four- and five-bed homes

Grace Park Wood is an attractive development of 53 three-, four- and five-bed homes close to Drumcondra Castle.

Grace Park Wood features three- to five-bed family homes in great suburban setting

Holsteiner in Clonee, Dublin 15: The large A-rated detached homes have been inspired by the Georgian era, and the development is named after a breed of horse

Holsteiner in Clonee, D15, has 21 upscale detached 4- and 5-beds starting at €770,000

New Brambledown development comprises 11 four-bed houses that start from 200sq m

The living space is open-plan, comprising kitchen, dining and lounge areas, with an additional interior study space offering a separate workstation

Hanover Lofts in D2 is a development of 15 one-beds and two-beds starting at €415,000

Home of the year: winning blend of old and the new in Co Clare

Judges stunned by Swiss take on a traditional Irish cottage

The lure of Wicklow: autumn scene by the Vartry river. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On Dublin’s doorstep, Co Wicklow offers the prospective home owner many advantages

Gorseland, Coynes Cross, Ashford, Co Wicklow

From ivy-clad to corrugated-roofed via a bungalow, the choice is yours

Prints, light, and furniture to soften the spring chill

Castlelynn, Bray: three- and four-bed homes by Knockree Developments

Homes in a variety of sizes and prices are becoming available in Wicklow this year

24 The Sweepstakes, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This 56sq m apartment adapted the hot press into a second bathroom and the garage became a work space

Colin and Ruth Donnelly’s  barn-style house in Co Antrim furnished with junk shop finds

As the RTÉ series draws to a close, we look back on some of the starring homes

A pair of three-storey, brick-fronted, A2-rated houses have been built to the rear of a period house on Garville Avenue.

Two new houses each have three-storeys, gardens and 2,000 sq ft of interior space

Strategically placed accessories can make a shabby sofa look rather Scandi

Whether renting, selling or Instagramming, here’s how to get your space set for a close-up

107 Church Road, East Wall, Dublin 3

Don’t be fooled by front of this East Wall cottage – there’s a whole lot of house inside

10 Sussex Road, Dublin 4: the three-bedroom house has been completely refurbished

A three-bed in Ballsbridge, two-bed on Herbert Lane and a tiny cottage on North Strand

Charley Chau deeply dishy luxury dog bed in velour

Spruce up your pet's comfort zone with these luxurious alternatives

Smeg kitchen mixer designed by Dolce & Gabbana which will be available from December

Home front: Flower chandeliers and getting an architect’s advice for Simon charity

Alex Flamant: his designs are stocked in 500 stores worldwide, including the Orchard in Celbridge, Co KIldare.

Alex Flamant’s furniture and homeware designs draw on Belgian eclecticism

The homes at Citywest Village take their cue from Dublin’s Edwardian neighbourhoods. Photograph: Peter Moloney, PM Photography

This Citywest scheme was inspired by details and proportions of Edwardian architecture

Number 37 is one of a terrace of six redbrick townhouses designed by O’Mahony Pike and built in 2002

Townhouse is tucked away on Adelaide Road, a five-minute walk from Stephen’s Green

Three-bedroom traditional thatched cottage for rent near Ardara, Co Donegal. Photograph: Sarah Fyffe

Called the ‘coolest place on the planet’ by National Geographic magazine, Donegal has so much coastline it’s easy to find a seasid(...)

Property overlooking Three Patrons Church has high ceilings and three bedrooms

House on Garville Drive, Dublin 6

The 186sq m homes on three floors built to high spec with sustainable elements

Terenure Gate: a mix of apartments  and three-bedroom-plus-study terraced houses

Phase one of development by Kimpton Vale consists of 19 apartments and houses

Dalkey Manor, Killiney, Co Dublin. Of the 11 properties in phase two, five are already  sale agreed.

Prices for new four-bedroom houses on Killiney Hill range from €950,000 to €1.05m

18 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6

Refurbished by Node Architecture, this four-bed redbrick has gardens front and back

 Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon at home in Drumcondra.  “If I was to do it all again I’d flip the layout to have the bustling kitchen to the front and the more serene living room to the back.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The problem with new homes is not their size but the lack of space to put things in

Craughwell on Brighton Road is on the market for €2.5 million

Neighbouring homes that made headlines in 2005 when they sold for about €7.3 million each are back on the market through the recei(...)

Villa Mimosa, Main Street, Castletownshend, west Cork (€235,000): a five-bed terraced Georgian house with harbour views.

Get away from it all with these boltholes in Ballydehob, Castletownshend and Inishbofin

Cottage exterior, Co Kikenny. Photograph from

From roofing, to half-doors and kitchen dressers, here are 10 ways to get it right

The €1.95m Georgian home was among the first to be constructed on Waltham Terrace

The floor area of 98 Iveagh Gardens now extends to 128sq m (1,378sq ft).

Architect-designed house near schools and transport, and a three-bed red brick in Iveagh Gardens

Butler Denis Nevin will serve afternoon tea in the Pugin Room at Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, on March 19th in aid of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing.

Cool linen sheets; ‘Devonshire Day’ at Lismore; zero waste guru comes to Dublin

Spacious five-bed redbrick on Highfield Road is largest of seven properties on terrace

Floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows include, in the living room,  French windows by Munster Joinery that open to a Juliet balcony framing a view that includes the RDS on Anglesea Road.

View of RDS is icing on cake for two-bedroom apartment built on former bakery site

Luxury development: exteriors at  Knockrabo, Mount Anville Road, Dublin 14

Maplewood residential scheme sees 23 A-rated houses come to market at Knockrabo with prices starting from €775,000

The kitchen has Siematic wall and floor units.

No 42 Terenure Park, with five bedrooms, a second sitting room, and two large parks nearby, is ideal for a growing family

Developer launches 33 three and four-bedroom homes starting from €450,000

Belltree Clongriffin

Second phase of Belltree Park with mix of houses styles now on the market

Long View is phase three of Millers Glen development near Swords.  Photograph: Peter Moloney/ PM Photography

Prices start at €315,000 in the development A3-rated houses in north Dublin

Silken Park. Photograph: Peter Moloney, PM Photography

Citywest development offers passive house systems that help cut energy bills

Three- and four-bed homes in Rathfarnham development

Goddard Littlefair has breathed new life into the Principal Hotel, York. Photograph: Gareth Gardner

A new scheme in Ballsbridge styled by renowned international interiors firm Goddard Littlefair promises luxury not seen since the (...)

Please credit: Peter Moloney, PM Photography.

Scheme consists of seven three-bed properties of which five are townhouses

Oaktree estate on Tully Road, just outside Kildare town

Emphasis is on affordable quality in Lydon-built estate of three- and four-bed homes

Thomas Carroll’s  iPhone cases. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Pieces of me: Tom Carroll, bookbinder

What can prospective buyers in the area expect to pay?

Rainbow party dress from Next

There is a wide selection to choose from. See which best suits your children

Gabriel Byrne of Fantasy Lights has been working with Christmas lights for more than 30 years. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Get some advice from some of yuletide’s key players behind the scenes each December

Carolyn Donnelly: “I go mad with fresh flowers. I love honest blue hyacinths lined up in little pots and like to buy flowers as gifts”

Wrap up your Christmas with decorative tips and gift ideas to delight friends and family

Will Ferrell in Elf, showing at Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, on Saturday, December 17th

From traditional pantos to modern musicals, there’s plenty to see and do this Christmas

Comedian and writer David O’Doherty brings his new show, Big Time, to Whelan’s, Dublin on December 15th, 16th 17th and 18th.

We all want to spend time with loved ones, so why not invite them for a night out?

The exterior of 114 Meadowmount, in Churchtown, Dublin 14

Three-bedroom house is now double its original size and has a B3 Ber rating

€1.395million property is in good family location but needs modernising throughout

Photograph: Peter Moloney/PM Photography

Latest phase of Abbott’s Glen comprises three-bed ground-floor and first-floor homes

Riversdale is a small development comprising four and five-bed properties

4 Portobello Road, Portobello, Dublin 8:  the estate agent  reckons you could get a   monthly rental income of up to €2,000

DNG asking €425,000 for bijou 56sq m Portobello property

34 Hyde Park Avenue:  with  a 90ft  garden set out mainly in lawn with specimen trees, it feels very private and has a southwesterly aspect

Agent seeks €945,000 for 158sq m house with 28sq m back garden

Three-quarter acre site with an historic ruined cable hut at Newscastle, Co Wicklow.

Thinking of building a house? There are sites to suit all pockets around Ireland

Four-bed Blackrock home has hosted plenty of parties – and includes a Shomera

The Churchfields development, built by Cairn Homes, in Ashbourne, Co Meath

When complete, Churchfields will consist of 300 A-rated three- and four-bed houses

The semi-detached house on Dublin’s north side has lots of fine features.

The elegant bay-fronted five-bedroom redbrick house in Clontarf is an executor sale

The local picture-house experience will get up close to the glorious production values and make you feel like you’re actually in the gilded and velvet-clad surroundings of Covent Garden.

Forget Pinterest – the spectacle of the opera can give you some fresh ideas for the home

A Ventura Design showhouse in Silveracre, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood Photography

Arlene McIntyre’s Ventura Design turns developers’ new houses into 'dream homes'

Ashfield estate: travel time to the city via the Port Tunnel is 25 minutes

Ashfield estate has 10 homes remaining with easy transport links to city centre

Everything in Dublin 4 property, overlooking 18th hole of Elm Park golf course, is new

Stepaside Park: each house has two parking spaces and a gated side entrance. Glencairn Green line Luas stop is about a 20-minute walk.  

Dublin 18 houses with period feel are for sale for between €725,000 and €795,00

15 Reuben Street, Rialto: plenty of potential

Builder Kevin Moran casts an expert eye over three properties ‘in need of modernisation’ and assesses whether a costly renovation (...)

Terraced house in Stella Gardens has large open fire and sandstone-paved backyard

Light-filled accommodation includes kitchen extension and three double bedrooms

There’s a six-ring range cooker by AEG, a fridge freezer and dishwasher, both Electrolux, as well as a utility hidden behind a set of floor-length cupboard doors.

Roomy, high-spec properties situated on the Old Navan Road

The suite at Anyhoe Park redesigned by Matthew Williamson

The designer famed for his fantastical bohemian prints is expanding from fashion to furnishings

The formal diningroom at Birch Castle, which is painted in 20 coats of peacock-blue lacquer. Photograph: Douglas Friedman Photography

Decorator Ken Fulk creates interiors for tech royalty, including Napster’s Sean Parker and Bebo founders Michael and Xochi Birch. (...)

Creative event  offers a carnival-themed evening with stalls  that guests can play after dinner before the DJ set starts. Photograph:

Staff events offer the same old fare year after year. How do you inject a fresh angle?

The Strawberry Tree organic restaurant at Brook Lodge in Co Wicklow  serves sharing plates at a candle-lit table that seats up to 44 diners.

From a 1916 theme to the circus, some options for an office night out with a difference

Rein it in: Remember you are at work. All companies have different cultures and different tolerance levels when it comes to boisterous behaviour. Photograph: iStockphoto

Don’t dance on the tables, and don’t drunkenly demand a pay rise. Here are a few tips for staying off the boss’s naughty list

Men’s fashion at Next; cropped trousers, €19.95 at  Zara; Joanne Hynes Neoprene Perspex coat, €250 at Dunnes Stores

If you tailor your outfit to the theme of the occasion you’ll have fun in great comfort as well as style

Marble fireplaces, plenty of room to escape to and parking for up to five cars

Three-storey house in the Cottonwood development, Dublin 15

Cottonwood properties built by B&C Contractors and designed by Van Dijk Architects

Chadsley was designed by architect Richard Orpen, but could benefit from a little updating

Spacious home: This roomy semi-detached house at 18 Fortfield Terrace in Rathmines was built in the 1930s.

The semi-detached house in Dublin 6 has a south-facing garden and off-street parking

This fine, five-bed end-of-terrace house has big bay windows and many original features

Modern and spacious Dublin 6 house on large plot of land benefits from privacy

Suzie McAdam: paint combinations make furniture and artwork “more vivid”. Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

New line of colour palettes will feature in workshops held by designer Suzie McAdam

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

'No beige', says Carleton Viney, who has been asked to redesign the next US ambassador's Phoenix Park residence

Three-bed period terraced house with smart back garden in Ranelagh for €950,000

Churchfield, 50-60 Clontarf Road

A small development of 15 houses and four one-bedroom apartment

These hotly anticipated homes – built on land once owned by Miami Showband frontman – were designed with modern families in mind, (...)

Shanganagh Drive, River Lane, Shankill

Three-storey, four-bed homes with south-facing gardens and cobblelock parking is set on a secluded site of nearly half an acre ove(...)

Robswall in Malahide

Nine new A-rated four-bedroom homes – all with sea view

New phase of 20 A-rated three-storey, four- to five-bed terraced homes

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