The striking-looking set has gilt edges, a rich red deep rim and a dramatic large eagle in the centre

Commissioning a new dinner service has been a routine first lady task since 1817

Number 10 Wellington Road is one of three  houses on the terrace that were once the headquarters of Arup engineering.

Grand and gracious extended four-bed with its original coach house on offer for €3.25m

Risom’s 1943 chair: “The latest output of a streamlined manufacturing system born of war,” according to the New York Times

Design Matters: the Risom Lounge Chair c. 1943

Akari lamps and shades were made in the traditional way of handmade paper with a fine bamboo frame, with a metal wire stretcher and support

Japanese designer said to start a home, all that was needed was ‘a room, a tatami [mat] and Akari’

The threepence coin   featured  the image of a hare

British sculptor Percy Metcalfe won the competition to design the coinage

Super Lamp was made of painted steel with simple light bulbs

Lamp designed in 1979 was first put on display at Memphis exhibition in Milan gallery

The Tizio was the first lamp to use a halogen bulb and the counterweights mean altering its position takes the gentlest of touches

Designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide, in 1972, the lamp is finely balanced and sleek

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Cereal giant’s pullback from right-wing news site is latest win for savvy consumer activism

The garden egg chair designed  by Peter Ghyczy in 1968. Photograph: Sotheby’s

But for such a fun-looking piece of furniture, it has serious political resonance

Three-bed property in Dublin 6, with €1.6m asking price, was a family home for 30 years

Most club chairs look weighty and fixed – not this lounge chair

The leather has been replaced with fabric in the updated version of this classic

Black pudding ... call a spade a spade, it’s blood pudding, says Bernice Harrison. Photograph: Getty Images

Food Month Food Court: Black pudding is Gerard Maguire’s desert island food, but for Bernice Harrison, it’s just not on the menu (...)

Cosy two-bed Victorian cottage transformed by contemporary makeover

Piero Fornasetti: the self-taught designer found inspiration from many sources notably Greek and Roman architecture

Italian designer applied his boldly graphic patterns to a wide range of objects

Interesting ways to store and display books are hard to find

Extravagant ‘distressed contessa’ mural adds drama to fine reception rooms

A late 18th century house with mews potential on Old Mount Pleasant was home to prominent architect Thomas Ivory and will attract (...)

Spacious home on Park Avenue in Dublin 4 has attic conversion and walled garden

LCW:  Time magazine included it in its list of the Best Design of the 20th Century, describing it as “light and comfortable”

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the chair continued their work with moulded ply

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Edwardian Rathgar home has five bedrooms and a very desirable southside location

66 Beechwood Avenue Upper, in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Asking €1.175m, this extended semi-detached redbrick family house is in walk-in condition

47 Upper Leeson Street: has an asking price of €1.275 million

Ex-DNG office in Donnybrook offers potential for either residential or administrative use

Arthur Edwards’s chair kicked off a new era of Irish design

Interior designer Bronach Rowell brings considerable style to the renovation of her own Ballsbridge townhouse

This Strain-built house, extended by the current owners, has good proportions

8 Iona Crescent, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Semi-detached redbrick of 153sq m with beautiful bay windows and large garden

The Dualit toaster is still characterised by a reassuringly sturdy flipping mechanism

In the 1980s when ‘industrial chic’ because a popular domestic look, the Dualit toaster looked perfect

37A Highfield Road: originally built as an extension to house a swimming pool and ballroom

Built on Highfield Road in the 1980s, this unique extension was originally created for a ballroom and swimming pool and has latter(...)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: home to the Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Gallery

Architect’s distinctive chairs are probably his most instantly recognisable design

This redbrick Victorian was in flats before being restored in the 1990s. It now has four bedrooms, some period features and a land(...)

Two-storey period house with three bedrooms for €795,000

114 Rathgar Road, Dublin 6: for sale through DNG for €1.1 million

Built in the 1840s, this former hunting lodge on Rathgar Road is on several acres – so many that the church at the top of the road(...)

Even the pickiest buyers will find little to change in this renovated terraced Victorian redbrick

Elaborate plasterwork became yet another way to display wealth with a rose just one decorative element on the ceiling

The truly magnificent versions in big houses in Ireland were made by highly skilled stuccodors

10 Grace Park Gardens, Drumcondra

Designer Paul Austen and his artist sister Maura bought a three-storey Edwardian terraced house in Drumcondra in 2000 and tasteful(...)

Four-bed property with a striking modern extension offers prospective buyers an easily managed property in a central location

Donald Gomme’s  light and modern-looking, solid, high-quality pieces, often in light oak

Donald Gomme’s light, modern furniture was perfect for a forward-looking era

Rosebrook, The Birches, Torquay Road, Foxrock

Five-bed detached house on The Birches cul-de-sac

3 Weavers Place, Blackrock

Four-bed A-rated family home in Blackrock

A former eight-bed B&B has been attractively converted into a four-bed family home by interior designer Jennifer Deysel – and the (...)

The villa style house has a €150,000 extension housing the kitchen

Helen Turkington added a stylish extension in Rathgar – twice. Both luxurious and homely, the house is awash with her signature st(...)

24 Maple Road, Clonskeagh: modernised, it has a high-quality interior finish and is a red-brick  in walk-in condition.

Double-fronted, four-bed house in leafy Clonskeagh

Look beyond the pine and the dated paint colours, and this spacious Strain-built house has a lot to offer. Already extended, it ju(...)

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User data will be shared with Facebook but most of us won’t do anything about it

A collection of  teacups by Clarice Cliff. Photograph: Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Artist’s vibrant art deco designs regularly feature on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Detached, family-friendly house for €1.45m

Rockingham Cottage, 3 Nerano Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin

Substantial, three-storey Rockingham Cottage has 200 sq m and a long garden

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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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(...)

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

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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

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

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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’

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

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