A trophy house hidden behind a modest road frontage carries a €6.5m price tage

Twenty-four hours: fifty camera crews positioned themselves in hospitals, clinics and surgeries on May 31st

The challenge for RTÉ’s new documentary series is to show it has not been put through a pretty filter

Pyrex fans who come across a vintage dish and want to date it should look at pyrex.cmog.org a vast archive of patterns and colours, with some terrific original advertising

The tough, durable kitchen utensil has an industrial background

The Diamond chair is one of five wire chairs Harry Bertoia designed for American manufacturer Knoll.

Harry Bertoia’s chair uses wire mesh to create a latticework of diamond shapes

Metro tiles have become the go-to splashback wall-covering for the perplexing number of coffee shops that keep popping up in all o(...)

These stained glass lamps – designed by Clara Driscoll – are genuine American classics

While the chair with its vertical and horizontal planes was designed in 1918, its bright colour scheme came about later

In its simplicity and austere functionality, Dutch designer Gerrit Reitveld’s chair has become a metaphor for the modernist moveme(...)

Hassan, a teacher from Syria, pays €2,000 for a dinghy crossing from Turkey to Greece

A refurbished Victorian home has been rented out but is ready for new owners

There were in fact three designers behind it: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand

Enthalling: a haenyeo diver on the South Korean island of Jeju, in Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

RTE documentary ‘Bypassed’ uncovers the tough stories and positive action of locals living near the M7

Martina Navratilova with her wife Julia Lemigova and their two daughters. Photograph: BBC

BBC doc Just Call me Martina offers a fascinating look at the life of one of the world’s greatest tennis players

A four-bed Victorian redbrick on Belmont Ave for €1.1m

Seven-bed Victorian house in Ballsbridge for €1.75m

“The whole of physics is contained in a snowflake,” says Brian Cox

Brian Cox’s wide-eyed awe prove infectious in his latest take on our universe

When Ernest Bewley refurbished his cafés in the 1920s, he was following a solid European coffee house trend by choosing bentwood c(...)

The new go-to guy when Aidan “Poldark” Turner is too busy?: Colin Morgan in The Living and the Dead

Review: ‘The Living and the Dead’, ‘Ready for Take-off’, ‘Veep’

Nicely positioned on the Ballsbridge end of Herbert Park, this is an ideal family home, and is on sale for far less than it fetche(...)

Charlotte Spencer and Colin Morgan in The Living and the Dead: old-fashioned ghost story but with depth

Northern Irish actor Colin Morgan gets to grips with spooky goings-on in this eerie BBC drama

Eileen Gray adjustable table: design classic

This table by modern design pioneer Eileen Gray is one of her most famous pieces

Permanent partying: from Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities

Review: ‘Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities’, ‘The Border’, ‘Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator’

Four-bed dormer with separate guest accommodation

This macho Polish import has a beautiful setting but that’s where the charm ends

 Vicky (above) and Jason  can’t be in the same room so a mediator shuttles between them

The hurt is all too real in this fly-on-the-wall look at mediation over kids and cash

The 1966 Lounge Chair is widely regarded as the first modern piece of outdoor furniture

Modern family: Koko with Penny Patterson, who said she’d taught the gorilla to sign up to 1,000 words

Review: ‘Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People’, ‘First Dates Abroad’, ‘Sensitive Skin’, ‘Fear on Phoist’

Linden Lodge on Castlepark Road has a two-storey extension linked by a family room

For sale at €1.45 million, this five-bedroom home could easily be transformed

For a homemade design created more than 100 years ago, the Adirondack chair has stood the test of time and become immediately iden(...)

1903 family home has been extended and redecorated but maintains its period charm

The original house on half an acre has been replaced by a contemporary family home with a southwest facing back garden, a one-bedr(...)

Terry Wogan: the late broadcaster told RTÉ some good stories

Review: ‘Legacy: Terry Wogan’, ‘The Story of Yes’, ‘Wallander’

11 Milltown Drive: four-bedroom house has 1,580sq ft (147sq m) of space

Milltown Drive and Landscape Crescent are two great opportunities in this attractive south Dublin suburb

Refurbished and extended family five-bed in Donnybrook for €1.6m

The opportunity to buy on one of Ballsbridge’s most elegant streets does not come around too often and, with its self-contained ap(...)

Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) is back in Sweden for the second episode of the series next Sunday after an unlikely trip to sunny, warm South Africa. Photograph: Steffan Hill/Left Bank Pictures

Kenneth Branagh is in South Africa for the first drama in the final instalment of the TV Nordic noir series

The Victorians  loved open fires so much that in a typical middle-class redbrick Victorian house in Dublin there were open fires in every room

Mass-production of decorative fireplaces made them more affordable

Fair cops: some of the officers who appear in The Guards, on RTE

Review: ‘The Guards’, ‘A Different Brain’, ‘Love, Nina’

This period villa-style house has all the trappings associated with a much larger property – a tree-lined driveway more than 27m l(...)

The presenter’s latest documentary spends time with people who have an acquired brain injury, which can cause physical problems, o(...)

As American as apple pie: Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions

Television: ‘Billions’, ‘My Money & Me’, ‘Veronica Guerin: A Legacy’

Victorian house on Silchester Road, Glenageary, has been refurbished and extended by the current owners who added an impressive G(...)

 Dr Pete Lunn, Kathriona Devereux and Sinead Ryan in My Money and Me

RTÉ’s new consumer affairs show gets all CSI and judgy on your personal finances

Veronica Guerin with her husband Graham Turley and son Cathal.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/Sunday Independent

Two decades after her brutal murder, the life and legacy of journalist Veronica Guerin is brought into vivid focus by friends, co(...)

Aloof or shy?: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Patrick Pearse in Trial of the Century

Review: ‘Trial of the Century’, ‘Ireland’s Treasures Uncovered’ and ‘In the Club’

Kenure is a classic Edwardian detached house on one acre on Westminster Road

The “5” in the PH name refers to the 50cm diameter of the largest disc in a shade made up of concentric metal shades with a cone mounted on the top with three aluminium “legs” connecting the elements

The resurgence of interest in mid-20th century design – particularly Scandinavian design – has broadened the appeal of the PH5 and(...)

There were 60 styles of chair, from Rococo  and Gothic to Chinese- inspired, but the basic shape of the Chippendale chair is the same

Chippendale dining chair c 1754

Dark secrets: Genevieve O’Reilly and James Nesbitt in ‘The Secret’

Review: ‘Just Names of Shows’, ‘In Single Marks’, ‘Like This, Please’, 'The Secret'

Five-bed property for €2.1 million has an excellent energy rating, home office and private gardens

Whistling Kettle: the little red bird whistles when the water is boiled, its blue handle adds to its colourful appeal while its polished stainless steel gleams, the mirror finish signalling that this is a luxury statement product

US architect Michael Graves designed this fun kettle during the ‘designer decade’

Joe Moran made his name with Manor Park Homes schemes. Now his children are rebuilding the business with a development of seven de(...)

 Louis Theroux with  Aurelie, who “hears her doctor’s warnings about drinking herself to death but she says she’s surprised that she’s not dead already”.

Theroux makes a superb return with his exploration of on all too familiar disease

Hans J Wegner designed so many chairs he became known as the ‘chair master’

Streamlined quality: a set of four Model 78 chairs by Niels Moller (Danish, 1960s) in rosewood with tan leather upholstered seats and tapering legs, for auction with an estimate of €1,000-€1,500)

An auction in Dublin will feature iconic contemporary furniture from the 1950s to 1970s

Flimflam man: Kevin McGeever shows off his Hummer.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Review: ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’, ‘Pixie’s Sex Clinic’, ‘Toughest Place to Be . . . a Street Cleaner’

Charlotte Grove:  to the front in the landscaped garden set behind electric gates, there is a detached garage tucked into one corner and parking for several cars

Detached house has five bedrooms over three storeys and the significant square footage allowed for several other rooms

Victorian five-bed comes with separate coach house, large garden and space for growing family

A once modest bungalow on a quiet cul-de-sac off Temple Road has been transformed into a spacious three-storey house with a baseme(...)

Mel Macaraeg and Mark Crosbie in the Philippines

A Temple Bar worker travels to Manila to work in an impoverished suburb in this unflinching documentary

Baby booming: the staff of Portland Hospital with glam new mum Lu Hui

Review: ‘Five Star Babies: Inside the Portland Hospital’, ‘Christy Moore: Journey’, ‘Ireland’s Fittest Mum’

The classical style blue pottery with white relief has been popular but not at this moment

A four-bedroom family home on Brendan Road, built in 1912, is on the market for €1.35m

New attic space means Donnybrook house effectively has fourth bedroom

Christy Moore: ‘Journey’ focuses on the stories behind his best-known songs.

The man we meet in the two-part documentary is an activist whose weapon is a guitar

The Barcelona chair is regarded as the perfect marriage of craft and industry – the craft being in the hand-tooled leather work and the metal frame a direct nod to industrial materials and techniques

Designed by Mies van der Rohe for the Spanish king and queen, it is a luxurious, timeless classic

Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar in Murdered by My Father Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar in Murdered by My Father

Review: Murdered by My Father; Undercover; Crainn na hÉireann; Prison in Peru: Michaella’s First Interview

This spacious Edwardian property is in a popular cul-de-sac in Dartry and is on the market for €2.75 million

Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi: “He said anybody could make a three-legged table. In revenge, I made my own variant of my own table.”

Isamu Noguchi was the brains behind this sculptural modern classic

Five-bed detached 1950s house for €1.895 million

This pale lemon 19th-century house on the coast comes with grand, light-filled rooms, panoramic views and is back on the market r(...)

The Smeg fridge took off in the noughties,  right when open-plan kitchen/dining/livingroom became the favoured family layout

Smeg’s colourful options and striking vintage design make it stand out

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

Review: ‘A Fanatic Heart’, ‘Children of the Revolution’ and ‘The Night Manager’

This substantial five-bedroom period house is a very comfortable family home thanks to extensive renovations and its vast gardens (...)

Child actors re-enact some scenes in Children of the Revolution, which works because it is used sparingly as a dramatic device

The Liveline presenter builds on the work of his book, which for the first time answers one of the remaining questions about 1916,(...)

Lloyd Loom chairs are still being made, after 99 years: you can find vintage versions in junk shops and at house clearance sales

In 1917 Marshall B Lloyd invented a technique of wrapping paper around wire which was then woven into a durable material

Easter Rising time: Fiona Shaw, presenter of Seven Women

Review: ‘Seven Women’, ‘Follow the Money’, ‘The A Word’ and ‘Line of Duty’

A large Victorian semi-detached house on Park Avenue is built on nearly half an acre

Lee Ingleby, Max Vento,  Morven Christie and Molly Wright in The A Word: Photograph: Rory Mulvey/ BBC

The new BBC six-part series is determined to be a family drama featuring a family member with autism rather than a "disability dra(...)

Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Alexander in follow the Money

Follow the Money comes from Borgen writer Jeppe Gjervig Gram, and its a slow burner with promise

St Patrick’s Day: more than 125 million Americans planned on celebrating St Patrick’s Day with an average spend of $35.37 per person.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The spending of the green

Pete Blackshaw: challenge is to “keep the brand essence and character” across all the channels

‘It’s about knowing your consumer deeply,’ says Nestle’s Pete Blackshaw

Limited edition: Jameson bottle with James Early label

‘Be Original’ message linked to St Patrick’s Day but stays clear of shamrockery

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Patrick Pearse in TV3’s new 1916 commemorative three-part series ‘Trial of the Century’.  photograph: brian mcevoy

Three-part TV3 series stars Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, best known for ‘Love/Hate’

Jaclyn Craig aka Bumpkin Betty admitted she couldn’t actually drive, but angry petrolheads missed the point – it’s all about getting the brand into the blog space. Photograph: bumpkinbetty.com

That Peugeot 108 review on bumkinbetty.com a car marketer’s dream

Four-bed detached 1900 home with development potential

Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase is now available in various colours and sizes as well as the clear glass original

This Finnish classic caused a sensation when it was first shown in Paris in 1937

Greatish expectations: Tom Hollander and Stefanie Martini in ‘Doctor Thorne’

Review: ‘Doctor Thorne’, ‘Dunblane: Our Story’, ‘The toughest Trade’

Despite some renovation, this comfortable family home has retained many period features, while its long garden and large basement(...)

Five-bed in Monkstown with large garden for €1.95m

 Dunblane: Our Story. Amy Hutchison, Ron Taylor, Isabel Wilson and Alison Ross. Photograph: Andrew Murray

Twenty years after the horrific murders of 16 children and their teacher in the Scottish town, this film drives home how far-reac(...)

Stefanie Martini and Tom Hollander in Doctor Thorne, UTV Ireland, Sunday. Photograph: ITV Pictures

The costumes are less enviable than those of Downton Abbey, but almost everything else about Julian Fellowes’ new period drama fit(...)

Atom wall clock features wooded balls – usually birch – in place of numerals on radiating chrome or steel spokes, with black hour and minute hands and a red second hand

The clock borrows from scientific imagery used to explain the concept of the atom

Netflix: Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood in House of Cards

Beware of political spoilers ahead in our TV review of `House of Cards’, ‘Murder: The Third Voice’, and ‘Fire in the Blood: The Re(...)

Six-bedroom house in Ranelagh being sold by artist Ivan Sutton

The four-storey over-basement properties in this gated development may be Celtic Tiger in style but the prices have come down to m(...)

Reflecting on the Lady: Derbhle Crotty and protrait of Lady Gregory in Fire in the Blood: The Revivalists. Photograph: RTÉ

The life and legacy of Lady Augusta Gregory featured in the first in a series of four films on the Celtic Revival

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