The town won a Purple Flag last year, an award for the quality of its evening and night-time economy.

Vibrant suburb’s offers range from smart children’s toys to exclusive Italian furniture

Number 25 St Helen’s Road looks out to Dublin Bay and has a large, east-facing garden

15 Gulistan Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6

This three-bed property in Rathmines, Dublin 6 is for sale at €775,000

Young Irelander Thomas Davis was born in Mallow and there’s a statue of him in front of the town’s Clock House.

The historic Co Cork market town remains true to its fashionable past

Five-bedroom semi-detached house with fine period features and a 30m-long west-facing back garden

Mock-Tudor five-bed on three-quarters of an acre on market

Four-bedroom two-storey detached house built in 1971, with detached garage

Nicholas Roche’s apartment in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Thibert

The son of hipster parents, Nicholas Roche, creative director of furniture maker Roche Bobois, came to the family business late. S(...)

Galway’s Eyre Square is the gateway to great shopping

The clue is in the name: from Shop Street to small lanes, it’s easy to find everything from culture to couture

Fully refurbished semi-detached property with south-facing garden

Bring your architect with you when you go along to view this one

Kelston House is Georgian property at heart of estate which was subdivided into three apartments

2 Grove Avenue,  Blackrock, Co Dublin:  sold to its current owner in 2011 for €1.05m, now on the market for €2m

Four-bedroom villa-style property with off-street parking in Blackrock

A cottage with four bedrooms, south- facing gardens and lots of personality for €1.3m

Ardilea Crescent comprises 26 large four- and five-bedroom houses and 48 apartments, designed by  McCrossan O’Rourke Manning

Development of houses and apartments offers high-design spec and A energy rating

After the hard years of the recession, a new sense of confidence is starting to return

Brooklyn apartment featured on the Houzz site

The international online home-design phenomenon is launching in Ireland

High-ceilinged, light-filled and thoughtfully refurbished Victorian house

Marshfield House in Leixlip is back on the market seeking €1.7 million

Former hotelier Paul Hughes opened the Irish Farm Cheese Store and Cafe with his partner Frances Kinsella in April 2015

The medieval town on the Boyne has evolved into a shopping stronghold

Number 2 Joyce Avenue is a large, extended 1960s bungalow with scope to extend further

Paula Rowan at home by the sea in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paula Rowan’s latest collection of gloves was inspired by the colours of the sea, which sparkle through the unadorned windows of (...)

Thanks to the Institute of Technology, the town vibrant student feel and and during the summer hosts the Rose of Tralee festival

Kerry’s ancient county town is notable for its youthfulness these days

Blackrock village has not one but two shopping centres which take shoppers off its main street, a lovely stretch to amble along with shopping aplenty. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

With two shopping centres holding mega retailers, the main street has most of the little charmers

A top team went to work on this house, maximising its many assets with wooden flooring and renovated bathroom installations

Sunny kitchen at front and bright interconnecting reception rooms add to this property’s appeal

Walatta, a house designed by modernist architect John Bulcock, is shielded from view. Access is via 80 wide stone steps from above the roof down to pool level. The central living space is supported by concrete columns, with ‘walls’ of foliage to soften the look. Photograph: James Fennell

Irish photographer James Fennell’s latest book captures the secret interiors on the island paradise of Sri Lanka

Hard times haven’t dampened the entrepreneurial spirit of Mayo’s county town

Double bay-fronted house was gutted and extended to create 263sq m home with bright, interconnecting living areas downstairs and f(...)

Laura Haugh with her two children in the garden of 74 Stillorgan Heath

That is one of Laura Haugh’s titles at, the website for mothers whose expansion into the UK has prompted the parenti(...)

Spacious, light-filled apartment on the N11 for €795,000

Hafield is a scheme of two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses and three-bedroom semis

From scientific inventions to high-level hiring and more than a brush with Hollywood, these women are making business work for the(...)

Home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Niall Horan and Bressie its best-known resident remains show band legend Joe Dolan

The midlands town that gave us Joe Dolan and Bressie has more than talented singers

Spacious sixth-floor property with three bedrooms for €795,000

Three-bedroom terraced redbrick for €725,000

In the livingroom, the walls are painted Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball and the chimney breast is Storm by Clayworks natural plaster. The green sofa is a tweed-upholsetered Mistral design from Heals. The orange table lamp is by Foscarini and the revolving bookcase is by Limeux. The throw on the sofa in the foreground is by Angie Lewin for Knockando. The footstool is from Melin Tregwynt, a Welsh company. The nest of tables in the foreground are Ercol, and the 1970s armchair has its original striped cover

An ugly duckling cabin on the shores of Lough Ree, surrounded by mature forest, has been transformed into a woodland-inspired swan(...)

The courtyard stocks everything from Max Benjamin scented candles to shabby chic French mirrors and Nicholas Mosse pottery (

Home of Hay Festival Kells, this heritage town has a lot to offer the crafty shopper

Cut-stone three-bed house on Mountpleasant Square

Tullycot was designed in the 1920s by Richard Orpen, brother of William Orpen

Struan Glen, Enniskerry Road, Kilternan, Co Dublin: prices start at €595,000 for three-storey terraced houses

A study of show houses abroad, and a background in upscale fit-outs, have gone into the high-level finish of the three-storey hou(...)

Waterford in the south-east was founded by the Vikings in 914AD and claims to be Ireland’s oldest city.

Introducing a new column that will show off some of the best buys in our cities, towns and villages

Cosgrave Group opens second phase of development with eight homes from €1.475m

Three- and four- bedroom terraced two and three- storey houses on the Royal Canal

Spacious family home close to Leopardstown Tennis Club for sale at €695,000

Two-bed villa-style mews built in 2003 with south-facing balcony and parking for two cars

‘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

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