Creativity and a colour pop combine for a living room transformation ‘It’s all sustainable, that’s what really excited me about it. The scatter cushions and the back cushions are recycled polyfibres, made from plastic bottles,’ Condon says of her Farnham sofa and footstool from the new Grand Designs collection, exclusively at DFS. Photographs: Philip Lauterbach. Styling: Sophie McKenna

Joanne Condon has transformed her open plan ground floor with a fresh palette and the star of the show is the Farnham sofa from the new Grand Designs range at DFS

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Over 880 incidents of violence or harassment of Tusla staff recorded last year Of the logged incidents, 738 cases of violence or aggression related to staff working in the State agency’s residential facilities for children. File photograph: iStock

Child and family agency reports ‘concern’ at level of violence and aggression towards staff

‘Not my place to make judgement’, says priest, after serial burglar’s ‘show funeral’ Dean Maguire from Tallaght was one of three people  killed in a car that was travelling up the N7 the wrong way on July 7th. Photograph: Facebook

Screwdriver and torch among offerings at funeral of Dean Maguire following N7 crash

The easy way to keep your space spotless this summer Sarah Battle’s success as an influencer comes from an unerring eye for style. ‘I would describe my style as homely, very much a ‘cottagecore’ aesthetic,’ she says. Photographs: Eamon Ward

Interiors influencer Sarah Battle has been testing the Dyson V12 Detect Slim cordless vacuum cleaner and has discovered it’s a terrific way to clean all around the house

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