It would be quite typical with old Georgian houses that they would have a poor standard of thermal insulation, particularly through windows and through the roof if you are located at the top floor of the building

Q We moved into a new apartment a few months back. It’s a small two-bed in an old Georgian house. The last electricity bill we received was €4(...)

Standout: Joe Brolly is a spiky guest on Ray D’Arcy’s show, forthright in his opinions about the GAA while starkly honest about donating a kidney to a friend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seasoned pro that he is, Ray D’Arcy knows that no matter how long you’ve been broadcasting, you still have room to improve. Even so, as he has been en(...)

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 (...)

A fine four-bedroom Stringer- built house at 12 Neville Road, Rathgar, is for sale with Sherry FitzGerald for €1.85 million. It last changed hands (...)

Political convictions:  Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mikael Birkkjær in Borgen

There’s no goofing off on your phone while watching the brilliant Danish political drama Borgen (BBC Four, Saturday). It’s not just the subtitles, alt(...)

Architect and presenter Dermot Bannon

This weekend individuals, couples and families can spend an hour with an RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) member, poring ove(...)