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Terraced house is on a quiet cul de sac just off Dunville Avenue with a small east-facing back yard and on-street parking

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Niamh Lunny: before she starts designing, she reads the script once for pleasure, then again to get a handle on the characters. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the costume department, razor blades and bird seed are never far away. And what’s with all that vodka they have?

This three-bed property in Drumcondra has a large garden and a light-filled living area

 Kieran Harnett and his son Oisín with their bee hives in Dublin 9. Photograph courtesy of Kieran Harnett

Urban bee keeping is on the rise, with a hive the latest suburban garden accessory

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Minima design: a modern day version of the bergère chair, Casina’s P22 is a discreet statement to make in the sitting room. Photograph: Luke White

Minima’s Helen Kilmartin is the latest to be lured across the water to London, where she has set up a chic home showroom – an idea(...)

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