Gerogian houses on Merrion Square, Dublin: the lunchtime talks  will be of value to homeowners and professionals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Broadcaster and designer Kevin McCloud says the care and repair of an old house is like a giant exercise in recycling and mending. The owners of ma(...)

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 (...)

The South School, Abbelyleix is on the market at €375,000

We’ve all worshipped at the altar of TV’s property restoration programmes, from Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs to Dermot Bannon’s Room to Improve, o(...)

Illustration: Philip Barrett
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SCENE IThe AnnunciationA young woman called Mary, living in a ghost estate somewhere in the midlands, is up late trying to watch as many episodes of T(...)

Karine and Adrian Meadows at Château de St Paul

‘This will be the entrance,” says Adrian pointing towards the first floor French doors set into a rubble stone wall. “There’ll be a small balcony ther(...)