A villa with a pool, a jazzed-up studio apartment and a 1920s Italian house with traditional features

Carrignacurra Castle, Inchigeelagh, Co Cork

A fixer-upper castle in Cork or an open-plan bungalow close to Clondalkin Village

Take Five: a sea view in Wicklow, a game of golf in Algarve or maybe tennis in Thailand?

Thatched cottage: Geeha, Doorus, Kinvara, Co Galway

Town and country: Beside the sea in Kinvara or near Phoenix Park in Dublin

Barney Kiernan Auctioneers and Valuers is seeking €195,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on a third of an acre in Breaffy, Castle(...)

Country living four-bedroom home on 0.9 of an acre, or a sparser city landscape could be yours

La Meyze, Haute Vienne, France. Price: €299,950 Agent: frenchestateagents.com

Take Five: a bungalow in Carrigaline, or a villa on the Greek island of Rhodes

The two-bed house in Knockoura, Castletownbere, Co Cork sits on 2 acres of land

A Dublin apartment and a house on land in Castletownbere cost the same

26 Rockboro Heights, Waterpark, Carrigaline, Co Cork

A three-bedroom house in Co Cork or amazing views in Tuscany

46 Ardmore Drive, Artane. At the back is a self-contained extension

A five-bed by the sea in Miltown Malbay or a four-bed in Artane

30 Portersfield, Clonsilla, Dublin 15

A two-bed apartment near Blanchardstown, or a large four-bed in Claremorris, Co Mayo

Partially built house on half an acre at Hornhill, Lissarda, Macroom, Co Cork

Sherry FitzGerald Hinchion is seeking €99,000 for this three-bed, partially built house on half an acre at Hornhill, Lissarda, Mac(...)

An apartment in Kilmainham, Dublin, or a five-bed house in Tipperary

REA Seamus Carthy is seeking €175,000 for this traditional-style four-bedroom house with outbuildings and 0.7 acres of land in Castleplunkett, Co Roscommon.

The sum will buy you a four-bedroom house with 0.7 acres of land in Castleplunkett

A three bed in Meath Gaeltacht or a two-bed apartment in Tallaght

Varna, Bulgaria

Take Five: Five properties for the same price

The Gasworks apartments on Barrow Street, Dublin 4, designed by OMP Architects.

Architect James Pike, who designed some of the best-known blocks of the boom, says Dublin needs to grow up, not out

Stone house near Foki beach in Kefalonia, Greece

Take five: A four bed in Offaly or a stone house with views to Ithaka in Greece

James Pike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

O’Mahony Pike architect worked on Mount St Anne’s, Hanover Quay and Adamstown

Town and Country: A period house in Waterford or a duplex near the beach in Rush

Château in Giat, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne, France

DNG Tormey Lee is seeking €350,00 for a three-bed bungalow in Co Meath

When the doors fold back the garden comes into this Clontarf house.

It took a daring design linking garden and house to get planning permission

The first-floor, two-bedroom apartment at 19 Brookwood Abbey, Artane, Dublin 5.

An apartment in Artane, Dublin, or a five-bed in Co Wexford

Sean Furey Auctioneers is seeking €150,000 for a four-bed in Co Donegal

Five-bedroom house at Cashel Road, Holycross, Thurles, Co Tipperary

A Dublin 8 apartment or a five-bedroom house in Tipperary

Sea-front apartment near Byala, Varna, Bulgaria

We compare a two-bed bungalow with homes in Varna, Valencia and Dordogne

Four-bedroom house on 0.9 acres near Raphoe, Co Donegal

A four-bedroom house in Donegal or a one-bed in Donabate, Dublin

Four-bed with swimming pool in Gers, Midi Pyrenees, France

We compare a Co Louth four-bed bungalow with a selection of foreign choices

Glynsk, Cashal, Co Galway

Town and Country: A house by the sea or a cottage in Glasnevin near Botanic Gardens

Valencia, Spain

We compare a Co Kilkenny four-bed bungalow with a selection of foreign choices

Joe McCullough:  enthusiasm for the new in the capital, with a recognition of Dublin’s past gems

Engineer who was passionate about Dublin

Eight-bedroom house with three acres of land in Boyle, Co Roscommon

A Georgian pile in Roscommon or a one-bed in Clarehall, Dublin 17

Eight-bedroom house in Callac, Brittany, France

From a quirky beachfront home in the Caribbean to a one-bed in London to a bungalow in Ashbourne

The old  school master residence  in Geevagh, Co Sligo,   has two living rooms with original wood floors and fireplaces in marble and wrought iron

An apartment in Dublin or a school master’s house in Sligo

Four-bedroom house in Taylorstown, Athlone, Co Roscommon

We compare a Co Roscommon four-bed bungalow with a range of exotic choices

This four-bed house of  121sq m  has land on three sides

Corner four-bed in Artane and a five-bed on an acre at the foot of Mount Leinster

From a two-bed requiring renovation in Co Laois to a villa with sea views in Turkey

Three-bed house in the village of Bonniconlon, Ballina, Co Mayo

A two-storey house with countryside views and a three-bed in a cul de sac

Turkey: Kalkan

Take Five: homes in Crete, Texas, Poitou Charentes and Co Clare

Apartment 8, Howth Junction Court, Donaghmede, Dublin 13

An apartment in Dublin or a large detached house in Co Wexford

Four-bedroom house in Mugla, Turkey

Take Five: Run the rule over homes in Fethiye, Poitou Charentes and Longford

Four-bedroom house in Kilshanvey, Kilconly, Tuam, Co Galway.

Portmarnock apartment offers communal garden, while Tuam house has fountain

House near the village of Néré in Charente Maritime, France.

Take Five: Run the rule over homes in France, Ireland, Spain, Greece and Croatia

The Central Bank: ‘The facade will take getting used to. Then again, all out-there buildings do.’ Photograph: Hufton & Crow

New building suggests strength and transparency and has an ‘access all areas’ ethos

A colourful lighting room by Flynn Talbot at the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the many exhibitions of London Design Festival

If you are heading to London to check out the latest designs, here’s our pick of the best

One-bedroom apartment at 32 The Charter, Santry Cross, Ballymun, Dublin 11

A one-bed apartment in Ballymun or a three-bed house in Donegal

Four-bedroom manor in Gondeville, Charente, Poitou Charentes, France

Take Five: Five properties around the world for around €345,000

House on an acre in Burncourt near Mitchelstown, Co Cork

Michael Dorgan Auctioneers & Valuers is seeking €50,000 for this gutted house on an acre in Burncourt near Mitchelstown, Co Cork

Duomo in Treviso which contains a Titian painting. Photograph: Vito Arcomano

Take a holiday with a difference in the Veneto region of northeast Italy

Gurranreigh, Lissarda, Co Cork: three-bedroom house on half an acre

What your budget of €250,000 could buy at home and abroad

Stone house in Swinford, Co Mayo

Take 5: holiday homes in Swinford, Co Mayo; Spain, Italy, England and France

Stone maison de maitre in Ecuras, Poitou Charentes

Take Five: You can get a bungalow in Crosshaven or a 19th-century maison de maître

An two bed apartment in Longford Town or this single bed home in Villamartin, Costa Blanca, Spain

A midlands apartment or a home in Europe. We compare prices home and abroad

TAKE FIVE FOR €650,000: Choose between this four-bed with an acre of land on Lusk Road, Skerries, Co Dublin or a poolside escape o(...)

Cahercon House, Kildysart, Co Clare.

Town and Country: This week’s properties offer a stark contrast

The four-bedroom house at Park North, Doneraile, Co Cork, with a €100,000 asking price from Sherry Fitzgerald

Take 5: We look at what type of property €100,000 can get you at home and abroad

Four-bed semi-detached house at 4 Lakelands Crescent, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

A four-bedroom house in Stillorgan and a stone facade home in Clonakilty

Take Five: We look at what type of property €200,000 can get you at home and abroad

Lisney is seeking €895,000 for this three-bedroom, 150sq m semi-detached house at 8 Greenlea Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W.

8 Greenlea Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, 5kms from the city centre priced at €895,000

From the kitchen/dining room facing the garden on the east side. Mark Arigho designed the table. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Architect Mark Arigho on the house he created among trees in Foxrock

Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny. Designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects

Respecting its rich past, St Mary’s has been transformed into the Medieval Mile Museum

The five-bedroom house on Model Farm Road in Cork city for €395,000

Take Five: What’s available for €395,000 in Ireland and abroad

Take Five: What €295,000 can get you in Ireland and abroad

Take Five: What €450,000 gets you in Ireland and abroad

10 Harcourt Mews, Camden Street, Dublin 2

A two-bed apartment in Dublin 2 or a Cork family home on the waterfront?

Three-bedroom bungalow at Kilvemnon, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary 

A nine-bedroom, three-storey house in Bulgaria or an Italian villa with a private beach?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Woodcock Grove, Blackbridge, Dundrum, Co Tipperary

Seven homes in a rural setting or a solid Victorian house?

Sackville Court, Blessington Street, Dublin 1 (apartment 17 on the second floor is for sale)

Town & Country: City centre aparment and former rural Garda station, both €150,000

A terraced house in Stoneybatter is now smaller, but has better light

31 Booterstown Wood, Booterstown, Co Dublin

Town & Country: Period house in Arklow or a penthouse apartment in Booterstown

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom house sits 25ft above a swimming beach replete with white sand and coral reefs.

Take 5 properties around the world for €600,000

The four-bedroom Italian maisonette is a few steps from the first boat stop to Venice island

Take Five properties at the same price point in Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Bulgaria

The Convent, Convent Road, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.

Two homes: one in the city and one in the country, for €350,000

A five bed house in Co Kildare or a turreted château in France

7 Ramleh Close, Milltown, Dublin 6

Choose between Victorian-inspired architecture and house with a host of bedrooms

4 Coastguard Cottages, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Co Galway: a ring-side seat to the Atlantic.

What you can get for €195,000

The 15th century chateau in St Claud, France,  has been renovated, yet period pieces remain

A four-bed home in Galway and a 15th century French chateau

Ratoath in Ireland: FitzGerald Hughes is seeking €250,000 for a house on three-quarters of an acre, in need of refurbishment, just outside Dunshaughlin

A three-bed farmhouse in Dordogne or a stone farmhouse in Tuscany

The kitchen extension to a Drumcondra house has light coming in on three sides.

A gloomy B&B in Drumcondra has been converted to let in the light

For €550,00 you can get a four-bedroom home in Meath or a Renaissance-style chateau in France

Five houses in Ireland and abroad for €550,000

We look at five properties available around the world for around €750,000

Number 63, Merville Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin has a large garden and a converted attic.

Town and country: three-bedroom bungalow in Stillorgan or 1970s ‘fortress’ in west Cork

We look at five properties available around the world for €120,000

Enniskerry or the Algarve? We compare properties at home and abroad

Peter and Jumoke Hogan at their Seafood restaurant on Queen Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Peter and Jumoke Hogan bring street-food skills to Queen and Benburb Streets

I could paint those stairs in a hour, over bumps and curves. But I’m enjoying the journey. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Taking months over a specific decorating job is untaxing and strangely relaxing

Blackrock semi with a 60ft garden

Blackrock three-bed with 60ft garden, or four-bed on five acres in Clonmel

Grandeur in Gorey: five bedroom detached house on six acres

Churchtown bungalow or detached house on six acres in Gorey

 Caryna Camerino of the Camerino Bakery on Dublin’s Capel Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

New Traders: Camerino bakery, Capel Street

39 Wheatfield Road, Portmarnock

North Dublin four-bed or Georgian house on 7 acres

Open-plan: Janie Lazar’s cottage in Glasthule, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After two planning applications, one appeal and six months on site, Janie Lazar had transformed her artisan cottage from the groun(...)

‘Very provocative’: interior of House 4, Firhouse, by Taka Architects. Photograph: Alice Clancy

A book on the judging of the AAI Awards shows which factors are likely to impress

42 The Willows, Rockfield, Dundrum, Dublin 14

South Co Dublin aparment with mountain views and sandstone two-storey home in Sligo

Open-plan house on a hill: Sea Haven, Duneen, Clonakilty, west Cork

Ocean views in west Cork or a five-bed house with long garden near Dublin Bay

The Lexicon library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire by Carr Cotter Naessens Architects. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nine buildings in Ireland made longlist for prestigious European architecture prize

We agreed that insulation would be a warm addition to the home . . .  and that a bathroom and kitchen would be good things to have.

Sometimes it just takes a little role-play to ensure you end up with the desired result

6 Greenhills Road: Has development potential

A three-bed bungalow in D12 or a seven-bed house in Kilkenny

Emma Cullinan: Living alone is not all nirvana (for me anyway) but there is much learning in it. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I worried that I would sleep fitfully, that I would find the silence heavy and that I would feel alone

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