Sarah Beeny asked her Twitter followers to suggest essential DIY skills which she compiled into a list of 100 jobs. Photograph: John Carey

Sarah Beeny is the canny business woman with the gravelly-voice. An author and a TV personality she has written seven books and fronted numerous TV sh(...)

Before: Kenbern, Newtownpark Avenue in Blackrock when it was bought for €170,250

If you think Sarah Beeny-type property transformations, where a quick renovation can add another digit to the purchase price, are confined to the year(...)

Architect Tom McGimsey outside No 38 Northumberland Road. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

City centre offices in period houses no longer command the rental highs of the boom years. The second-home tax and the recent law requiring pre-63 pro(...)