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

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

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

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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

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

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

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’

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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(...)

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Marimekko was the result of the Finnish textle-printing company Printex extending its fabric designs across homeware and fashion in the 1960s. In 1964 Maija Isola drew the Unikko poppies

The famous Finnish poppies were designed as a protest

Superb storytelling: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins

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Two-bedroom house on Leinster Square, Rathmines with two bedrooms

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From left, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman and   Tom Hollander in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins/The Ink Factory/AMC

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Alfonso Bialetti  was  also savvy about branding. In the 1950s, he commissioned a logo from designer Paul Campani and the little man with the moustache – based on himself – features on the coffee pots

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner in The People v OJ Simpson

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4 Thornfield, Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook: on the market for €2 million

Donnybrook and Rathmichael properties are on sale with substantial price cuts

Mardy Ma and Katie Leung in One Child

This political drama has a powerful message that hums with tension and resonance

Staunch defence: John Travolta, David Schwimmer and Cuba Gooding Jr in the opening episode of The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Photograph: FX

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Rising time: Roger Casement and John Devoy feature in ‘1916’

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New three-bed Heathfield houses come in three styles and offer money back once bought

 Roger Casement and John Devoy  in 1915

RTÉ’s documentary on the Rising has all the trappings of a landmark series: a big budget, superb archive content, and a heavyweigh(...)

The cop show is back after two long years in the Yorkshire wilderness and it’s as grim and compulsive as ever

They’re with the band: stars of ‘Eipic’,  Fionn Foley, Cian O’Baoill, Fionnuala Gygax, Roisin Ni Cheilleachair and Daire O’Muiri. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

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Three-bed period townhouse for €1.9 million

This townhouse has an added family room and one-storey mews

As we learn more about the events of Easter 1916 we know its history is filled with real drama, extraordinary events and fascinating characters

Gripping events and compelling characters define the Easter Rising. So where are they?

Rallying support: Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

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9 St Mobhi Drive, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Number 9 St Mobhi Drive, Glasnevin, which is on an elevated site, has been renovated and extended

This spacious semi-detached redbrick in Donnybrook is in walk-in condition

Lucky man: James Nesbitt and his bevy of femmes fatales

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Five-bedroom detached house on prominent corner site for €975,000

43 Nutley Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Donnybrook and Terenure houses offer plenty of scope for modern upgrades

Family sugar audit: Eva Orsmond  with Louise and Ollie Ryan

Review: Sugar Crash; Tracey Ullman’s Show; Fair City

Downton Abbey joins the revolution: the stars of War and Peace

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Fond farewell: Don Draper’s final act in Mad Men

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Mystery woman: Andrew Graham-Dixon and Pascal Cotte with the Mona Lisa; Cotte’s research uncovers hidden details in Leonardo’s painting

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Unshowy: The Murder Detectives  Web caption here for Murder Detectives pic

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Startlingly hairy: storyteller Eddie Lenihan with Simon Reeve

Potatoes, prayers and fairies all features in ‘Ireland with Simon Reeve’ – we expect comely maidens in part two

Take me to this River: Nicola Walker and Stellan Skarsgard in the most intriguing crime drama on TV this year

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An old-school landlord who divided up an end-of-terrace Ranelagh redbrick into multiple units in the early 1990s has restored it a(...)

London Spy: Ben Whishaw is determined to discover the truth

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The trailer for ‘Rebellion’ screened at the launch of RTÉ’s Easter Rising commemoration programming revealed an authentic-looking class period drama.

Four-part in-house series ‘Ireland’s Rising’ begins commemoration programming

Daniel Craig, who plays  James Bond in ‘Spectre’, a masterclass in product placement. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Cork Film Festival masterclass to show filmmakers how to emulate Bond franchise

Marketer of the Year for 2015 Tom Keogh:  a ‘farmeter’

Grower has created ‘Keogh’s – Grown with Love in Ireland’ brand from household staple

Brand strategist Peter Economides: ‘Our customer is a reluctant customer. It’s not like when you buy an iPhone 6 you wave it in the air.’ Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Affidea replaces Euromedic brand in 14 European countries, including six Irish clinics

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The ‘Hearing Women’s Voices?’ report found male voices dominate on commercial radio

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