It nearly goes without saying that 81 Strand Road in Sandymount has fantastic uninterrupted sea views, but they are what make these houses so desir(...)

Scene stealer: Michael Gambon as Howard Mollison and Julia McKenzie as his wife, Shirley, in The Casual Vacancy

It was billed as the battle of the big British dramas, both on at the same time on Sunday night: The Casual Vacancy, on BBC One, up against Indian Sum(...)

Number 6 Herbert Street is a rare thing in Dublin’s a business district, a Georgian townhouse that has been a family home since it was built. W(...)

Other people’s children: some of the stars of The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds

Programmes whose names begin with The Secret Life of invariably disappoint. We’ve had The Secret Life of Cats, which involved a lot of roaming around (...)

Alys Harte, presenter of Abortion: Ireland’s Guilty Secret? on BBC Three

A documentary on abortion in Ireland when there isn’t a “hard case” propelling it into the headlines is unusual. It’s a subject that ebbs and flows(...)

It’s 20 years since 25 Mount Eden Road in Donnybrook, an end-of-terrace redbrick, last changed hands. Then it was bought to be fixed up, but th(...)

Charleston Road is the wide main road leading from the ‘Triangle’ in Ranelagh over to Belgrave Square on Dublin’s southside. The period houses (...)

Twin Peaks eerie: Stanley Tucci, Sophie Grabol and Christopher Eccleston in Fortitude

Goodness, but the Arctic is beautiful, and Fortitude (Sky Atlantic, Thursday), a new 12-part crime drama, has the budget for swooping aerial shots of (...)

To find one helipad in the garden of a suburban Dublin house is unusual but two seems, well, downright extraordinary. The owner of Pine Lodge o(...)

The 1930s house at 70 Howth Road – on the Clontarf end of this long and winding road – is an example of how a cleverly designed extension can add to (...)