‘I’m in the business of making things work,’ says architect Eva Byrne of Houseology, pictured on the balcony of the apartment in Dublin 6 that she reconfigured

Tiny House Nation is a TV show that looks at inventive ways homeowners use tight spaces

Three-bed redbrick with self-contained flat for €1.55 million in Ranelagh

Three-bedroom end-of-terrace period property in Co Dublin

Two houses built in 2014 beside Powerscourt House offer country living with modern amenities

118 Vernon Avenue is close to shops but feels calm and suburban

Number 69 Park Lawn is in a quiet warren of streets in Dublin 3, and could be extended up

New three- and four-bedroom homes, priced from €285,000, and the first 20 units from a planned 450 houses go on sale today

Traffic noise is audible, and section of garden owned by neighbour, but house has potential

Formerly divided into seven bedsits, but now restored to its former glory

What did John Redmond, Emily Maher and Róisín Lafferty find at this year’s expo?

51 Rathfarnham Park: a double-fronted detached house on a corner site

51 Rathfarnham Park has four double bedrooms in a peaceful Dublin suburb

39 Eaton Square, Terenure, Dublin 6W

Four-bedroom period house has scope for extension

30 Lea Road, Sandymount

Lea Road house has been extended

Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles

Roll up, roll up to catch a sneak preview of the makers championing Irish design at Maison et Objet

Two-bed second-floor apartment in Dún Laoghaire for €385,000

Formerly in nine bedsits, this is now a spacious, cleverly extended family home

43 Nutley Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Donnybrook and Terenure houses offer plenty of scope for modern upgrades

Interior designer Shaun Clarkson’s house in Clerkenwell, London. The style reflects his eye for flea-market and auction finds.

One of London’s top decorators Shaun Clarkson takes a feel-the-fear-and-do-it-anyway approach to interiors

51 Lansdowne Wood is on the fourth floor and has three bedrooms

Open-plan living areas and French doors are characteristics of these two apartments in the same block of a 50-home scheme with go(...)

The table was laid, the tree sparkled and there was tea by the fire before bedtime. Alanna Gallagher and her team of elves sets th(...)

A Strain-built semi-detached property in Dublin 9 for €625,000

Semi-detached house with four bedrooms for €850,000

Glass panels, exposed brick, neon lights and chandeliers at the Red Hen

Restaurants and bars are often trailblazers when it comes to decor innovation, with great ideas to take away and try at home

End-of-terrace three-bed house in Dublin 9 was refurbished in 2001

Sion Hill Park in Dublin 9 is offering two-and three-storey three-and four-bedroom homes

Gillian Sherrard and her Victorian home in Sandycove which she reconfigured

The annual Institute of Designers in Ireland awards celebrate the country’s finest creatives. This year’s residential interiors sh(...)

Two-bed apartment at The Cubes 8, Beacon South Quarter

A two-bed in the Beacon South Quarter and a penthouse in Drumcondra

Six-bedroom period property in Grove Park, Rathmines, faces on to the canal

Four-bedroom terraced house in Ranelagh with small, east-facing back garden

Looking for fresh home ideas? Travel to some of the world’s most interesting hotels and soak up inspiring must-try décor

Five-bed house with southwest-facing garden with plenty of space – inside and out

Six-bedroom house in Co Longford for €675,000 offers a self-sufficient lifestyle

The Apartment by designer Tina Seidenfaden Busck in Copenhagen

A new book celebrates lesser-known ‘Scandi chic’ designers who have some of the world’s most exciting ideas and styles for modern (...)

Four-bed home with large garden and basement for €625,000 is near village of Clane

Coopers Wood is a low density development of 38 properties from €430,000

Three to four bedroom period house in Dublin 3 for €960,000

Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore is hoping to lure Dublin buyers to Piper’s Hill, Naas

Lofty rooms and authentic layout in Rathmines for €1.45m

One-bed warehouse apartment for €345,000

A number of apartments in a period two-storey property on Northumberland Road

Two-bedroom penthouse with three large terraces and views over the city and Dublin mountains for €725,000

Redbrick house in Dublin 6 has views over lawns of Royal Hospital Donnybrook

Property: A church conversion looks like the perfect place for design fans to set up house. But will the experience land you in ho(...)

Four-bed semi-detached, double-fronted house for €750,000

Four-bed Edwardian house with many original features in Dublin 6W

Moving the sitting room upstairs means everyone can enjoy the dual aspect views

A Barcelona-based architecture firm that riffs on the city’s art nouveau past is also inspired by one of the partners time spent s(...)

From maximalisim to 50 shades of blue, interiors experts apply their design philosophy

Three- and four-bed houses in Cairn Homes scheme in Dublin 13

End-of-terrace property built in 1900 on small cul de sac for €395,000

Four-bed three-storey house, one of six in a small 1990s development in Dalkey

Ciara O’Toole: In Italy many of her friends were restoring aircraft, salvaging parts and giving them “a second lease of life”. That second chance idea chimed with her and turned into a business plan

Passion for flight inspires a collection of high-end furniture made from aircraft parts

Five-bed detached house in Clontarf has been upgraded and extended

Dublin 6 house for €350,000 has been redesigned to maximise space and light

Detached house in a mature estate for €995,000

Ceramic and terracotta i-Phone amplifiers by designer Camilla Lee

All the latest in bargain interiors

Two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom A-rated homes from €340,000 on Lansdowne and Old Wesley rugby clubs’ former training grounds(...)

Designs by Arts and Crafts maestro William Morris are once again available

All the latest in bargain interiors

A converted Victorian mill beside the Giant’s Causeway has nautical charm – and a church

Surrounding greenery and river views bring nature into view

Five-bed 306sq m redbrick, formerly home to future Irish president Erskine Childers and his parents, looks out on Dublin hills; it(...)

Following huge demand for the Miller’s Glen scheme, this latest launch is expected to generate plenty of interest

Architect Paul Keating offers advice on how to box clever on budgets and building works – and whether to stay put through the refu(...)

Vanessa Mac Innes and Marcus Mac Innes owners of Industry shop and cafe. Photograph: Sara Freund

The joint winners couldn’t be more different but each offers a sense of discovery that caught the judges imagination

Cian McDonald owner of the Grooming Rooms on South William Street. Photograph: Sara Freund

With its manicures, facials, hot towel shaves and extra treatments, this salon in central Dublin is ‘a big step up from your no(...)

Detached, double-fronted property has a large open-plan kitchen, dining, living room

Semi-detached Dublin 4 house has fine proportions and plenty of living space

An Irish architect has fused Ireland’s rugged landscape with Zen-like simplicity in a West Village apartment

A whitewashed pull-out adjustable desk with a tilt function top, €245, the Flexa shop, Blackrock, Co Dublin. flexashop.ie

When it comes to creating a study hub in the home the new rules are cool, calm and collected

All hail the return of the caravan

You’ve voted in your thousands for the shops you love around Ireland. The competition is now closed but watch this space for the s(...)

With nominations closing in a few days, the judges want to be guided by your advice

Chapel Lane, Dingle, Co Kerry: €60,000

Irish holiday homes attract expats keen to buy near small villages

112 Collins Avenue East, Donnycarney:  the three-bedroom terraced house has been extended by about a third

Well executed extensions and makeovers can add marked value: Here are two examples

Bedrooms at opposite ends of the house, each with a bathroom, give a sense of privacy that makes this an ideal rent-a-room prope(...)

Five-bedroom house looks like it has been there for decades yet it was built in 2001

Frieda Kahlo-inspired range of Mexican oilcloth prints stocked by The Old Mill Stores

All the latest in bargain interiors

Spectacular coastal setting for 1980s four-bed bungalow on Skerries Road for €850,000

Drop chairs, first designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958

All the latest in bargain interiors

Two-bedroom period house with sea views to the front

Our judges and ‘secret shoppers’ will be looking for shops with energy, focus and a sense of theatre

Stone Mad, Kinsale has been nominated

The submissions, the judges, the process - and why your opinion matters most

"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

More than 5,000 have already submitted their favourite shops. Here are a few of the stories behind the nominations

Four-bed penthouse, with a private lift, in Drumcondra

Three-bed house in Windy Arbour makes good use of space inside and out

Cuprinol Garden Shades has plenty of colours to add some life to your garden furniture

All the latest in bargain interiors

Best Shops winner (gift/design/interiors) in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

It’s been a busy year for the winners of last year’s competition with sales up in most cases and a lot of good will from customers(...)

The construction toy is now available as a furniture range for self assembly lovers.

Listed early Victorian six-bedroom house on 1.5 acres

Kitchen by Taka Architects in Dublin 2

A bit of creative thinking can rework former council properties into contemporary homes

Five-bedroom semi-detached house on a quiet cul-de-sac for €895,000

Renovated and extended Edwardian house in Dublin 9 for €495,000

Como is a set of two chairs and a glass-topped side table available in teal blue  or lime green, reduced from €699 to €399 at EZ Living

All the latest in bargain interiors

A light-filled penthouse with lots of terrace space to enjoy the views of Dublin landmarks

A creative mix of four contemporary-style new houses, two Edwardian-style homes and the original period house divided in two gives(...)

Living space in Co Wicklow bungalow redesigned by Studio Red Architects. Photographs: Peter Grogan/Emagine

Modern reworking transforms this 1970s bungalow into a desirable holiday escape

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