Turkey: this Cukurbag Peninsula villa with sea views has its own pool

Take5: Kalkan villa, eight-bed chateau, Malaga four-bed, Koh Samui villa, Glounthaune bungalow

Town: 24 Monksfield Court, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Town&Country: Clondalkin four-bed or six-bed detached near a lake

Take 5: Tocane-St-Apre village four-bed

Take 5: Dordogne four-bed, three-bed with pool in Aydin, New Ross three-bed with yard

59 Burnell Court, Northern Cross, Clarehall, Dublin 17

Town&Country: One bed apartment in Clarehall or a four-bed house in Ballinsloe

France Poitou Charentes

Take 5: An Antebellum house in Georgia, a restored farmhouse in Italy or a bungalow in Kildare

Sydney Opera House. From the film ‘An Engineer Imagines’

New film ‘An Engineer Imagines’ explores the work of the boundary-pushing Peter Rice

64 Neagh Road, Terenure, Dublin 6

A house on a tree-lined Dublin road, or one with pool, pizza oven and gym in Co Louth

Greece: this modern white house in the Peloponnese has a good balance of balconies and terraces

Take 5: Adjoining apartments, a golf-resort villa, an olive grove, or a four bed in Menlo

A two-bedroom apartment in Swords is on the market for €239,000

Town & Country: A two-bed in Swords or a house with church and orchard in Hollymount

The Sliding Chapel in Byblos, Lebanon, was built in collaboration with an international team from Meeting of Design Students (Meds)

Kieran Donnellan’s 5sq m Sliding Chapel, in Lebanon, is perfect for contemplation

An aubergine cabinet adds colour in the kitchen and picks up on the plum theme throughout the house. Photograph: Matteo Tuniz

After a long stint abroad, it was time to put down roots in a classic comfortable redbrick

Casa Marinella, in the Brancoli region of Italy, comes with a hectare of land dotted with olive trees

Take 5: Stone houses in Lucca and Limousin, apartments in Valencia and Bodrum

Town: 12 Ardbeg Road, Artane, Dublin 5

Town&Country: A three-bed in Artane or a four-bed former school near Kenmare

Dublin Road, Kingscourt, Co Cavan

Take Five: a stone house in France, an apartment in Berlin, a six-bed finca in Murcia, or a four/five bed in Kingscourt, Cavan

6 The Richmond, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

Town&Country: A house by the beach near Rosscarbery or a one-bed in Dublin

Take Five: a slice of a French hamlet, a five-bed in Florida, or a three bed in Athlone

15 Park View, Rathborne, Ashtown, Dublin 15

Town & Country: a duplex in Ashtown or a six bed in Urlingford for €300k

Take Five: costal and traditional in Portugal and Italy or a two bed in Roscommon

Curraheen, Rosscarbery, Co Cork

Town & Country: A one-bed in Ballymun or a cottage near the sea in Rosscarbery

Take Five: a private Bulgarian chapel, French village life, a three-bed in Killarney

Town & Country: 109 Block 1, Bellevue, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Town & Country: a two-bed in Islandbridge or a farm on 21 acres in Co Longford

George Town, the capital of Grand Cayman. Photograph: iStock

Chasing sharks, cuddling stingray, riding bareback in the warm sea, the Caribbean islands offer an exhilarating escape

A two-bedroom bungalow on Putland Road, Bray

Take Five: a Manhattan studio, views of Lake Como or a two bed-in Bray

Cois Laoi, Dromanallig, Ballingeary, Co Cork

Town and Country: An apartment in Tallaght or a farmhouse in Co Cork for €175,000

Take Five: a period home in the Pyrenees, a pied a terre in Edinburgh or a three bed in Mallow?

Three-bedroom house on just over half an acre in Ballina, Co Mayo

Take Five: A refurbished three-bed in Poitou-Charentes or a Ballina three-bed

A two-bedroom house in poor condition in Ringsend.

Town and Country: a two-bed with no kitchen in Ringsend or a four-bed in Rahara, Roscommon

This maison de maître in the Loire region of France has four large bedrooms and sits on a third of an acre

Take 5: properties in Valencia, Rome, Koh Samui, the Vendée and Bishopstown

A home for sale in Ballybeg, Ennis, Co Clare

Town & Country: A five-bed near Ennis, or a suburban semi-D in Dublin 13

This period farmhouse is surrounded by fields in Lazio, south of Rome in Italy.

Take Five: Dordogne retreat, Lazio farmhouse, Algarve villa, Glin four-bed

Laragh, Ballintubber, Co Roscommon

Town & Country: A 300-year-old near Castlerea or a two-bed in Lucan

Three-bed in Douglas, Co Cork, for €365,000

Take Five: Properties in Paphos, Limousin, Valencia, Brixton and Douglas

48 The Crescent, Fortfield Square, Terenure, Dublin 6w

Town & Country: A one-bed apartment in Terenure or a big Swinford four-bed with waterfall


Sea views, an embassy belt flat, a heritage building or a bungalow in Cloghroe

97 The Maltings, Bonham Street, Dublin 8

Town & Country: a studio apartment in The Maltings or a former school in Co Monaghan

Side-by-side houses an hour from Bordeaux, a hunting lodge in Basilicata or a three bed terrace in Dundalk

14 Belfield Park, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Town and Country: An apartment in Belfield or a house on 1.4 acres with artist’s studio?

A two-bedroom apartment in Galway

Take Five: A chalet in France, a studio apartment in Brooklyn or a two bed apartment on the outskirts of Galway

Two-bed apartment in Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10

Town & Country: a two-bed apartment beside Liffey Valley or a thatched cottage near Lough Derg

Take Five: A penthouse with panoramic views of Barcelona or a bungalow in Duleek?

12 An Gleib, Trim Road, Ballivor, Co Meath

Town & Country: A two-bed top floor apartment in Portmarnock or a former showhouse in Meath

Breffni O’Kelly, right, with her friend, Eva Byrne. Photograph: Philip Lauterbach

Professional house hunter Breffnie O'Kelly finds homes for people relocating to Dublin. When it came to renovating a home for hers(...)

Take Five: A 19th-century convent, an Istrian villa near the beach, a Tuscan farmhouse with pool or a three bed in Daingean

Four-bed in Clondalkin has been thoughtfully renovated

Town & Country: A Clondalkin four-bed or a Wexford house with castle and water views

Gordon and Maggie Kelley with their children Gordie and Penny Bell, at their house built from shipping containers in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

It's time for the public to vote in the annual RIAI’s Public Choice Award. This year’s shortlisted homes feature lots of brick, ei(...)

Take Five: Wicklow, Poitou Charentes, Le Marche, Alicante and Mugla

The one-bed apartment in Clontarf has    views across Dublin Bay from Howth to Dalkey Island

Town & Country: A one-bed apartment in Clontarf or a four-bed with gym in Loughrea

Take Five: A villa in Spain, a stone house on a Greek island or a four-bed in Listowel

Town and Country: A north Dublin one-bed or a Ballybofey four-bed

Take Five: Properties in Keelogues, Fethiye, Crete, Poitou-Charentes and Andalusia

56 Tory Square, Waterville, Blanchardstown: very close to Connolly Hospital and a 10-minute walk from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

Terraced townhouse in Blanchardstown or Galway period home

Villas in Italy, France and Mexico, or a bungalow in Clonmel

45 Burnell Square, Northern Cross, Clarehall, Dublin 17

Town & Country: An apartment in Clarehall or an old schoolhouse in Athea?

Take Five: Rosscahill, Brindisi, Valencia, Florida and Pyrénées – take your pick

64 Thornfield Square, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Town & Country: An apartment in Clondalkin or a three-bed with mountain views in Limerick

Italy: House in the village of Santa Cristina, 22km from Perugia

Take Five: A four bed in Carrick-on-Shannon or homes with pools in Italy, France and Spain

Town and Country: A Kilmainham apartment or a four-bed in Cashel

 Aoibhann Byrne with her children, Cathal, Luke and Éabha, at their home in Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This house had plenty of space but felt cluttered, until interior designer Ruth Noble cleared the way

Just 15m from the sea in the historical, red-roofed city of Sibenik, this house is north of Split, in central Dalmatia

Take Five: A cottage in Renvyle or a five-bedroom mansion in Dordogne

Four-bedroom house for sale in Leitrim village, Co Leitrim

Town and Country: An apartment in Malahide or four-bed with sauna in Leitrim village

Take Five: A bungalow in Kilflynn or a house with sea views on a Greek island

A home for sale on Kilminchy Avenue, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Town and Country: An apartment in Park West or a five-bed house in Portlaoise

This house in the Italian hill village of Pietranico will set you back €50,000

Take Five: A terrace house in Boherbue or an oasis in the Majella mountains

11 Bellevue, on Cookstown Road in Tallaght; and O’Connell Street, Kilkee,

Town and Country: An apartment in Tallaght or a house near the sea in Kilkee

Take Five: A four-bedroom house in Bettystown or a resort hotel in Indonesia

The Heath, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Town and Country: A two-bed in Dún Laoghaire or a five-bed on its own land in Tipperary

Two-bed D9 apartment has a sunroom studio with great light and a garden

This two-bedroom villa in  Antalya, Turkey, has its own pool

A bungalow in Lifford, Co Donegal or homes in Egypt, France, Italy and Turkey?

An apartment in north Dublin or a former school in Co Kerry?

ERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €225,000 for this three-bedroom house on 0.5 acre at Lisnahorna, White’s Cross, Co Cork

Take Five: A three-bed in Co Cork is the same price as a villa with pool on Koh Samui

Town and Country: A five-bed in Dingle or a cottage in Phibsborough

This three-bedroom stone house, in Lunigiana, north of Florence and west of Bologna, embraces a courtyard. Price: €149,000

Take Five: A view of a Turkish lake and mountains or a semi-detached in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim

Oikoseen House, Bailick, Midleton, Co Cork was a home for many years before going into commercial use

Town and Country: A three-bed in Drumcondra, Co Dublin or a large 18th century house on the waterfront in Co Cork

Take Five: A four-bed in Maynooth, a five-bed in France or sea views in Turkey

The two-storey farmhouse is off the Abbeyleix to Ballyroan Road, about 1.5m miles from Abbeyleix and a mile from Ballyroan

Town and Country: House with 3.5 acres near Abbeyleix, Co Laois, or an apartment in Tallaght, Dublin

Andalusia, Spain: In the cave village of Bacor, inland from Almeria, price: €75,000

Take Five: A two-bedroom bungalow in Kerry or a cave house in Spain?

An apartment in Dublin 11 or a period house in Co Wicklow

Take Five: A four bed in Kerry or a tea and coffee estate in Sri Lanka?

Town and Country: An apartment in Dublin 16 and a house along the Wild Atlantic Way

Take Five: a three-bed in Co Cork or a villa with swimming pool in Turkey

Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin, Dublin (L) and Seanmhara, Muckinish, Co Clare

Town and Country: An apartment in Clondalkin, or a house on a peninsula with a castle in Clare

Sherry FitzGerald Sherry is seeking €399,999 for this four-bedroom house in Rathfeigh, Tara, Co Meath

Take Five: A four-bed in Tara, a villa in Spain or sea views in Saint Vincent?

43 Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

A former rectory on 10 acres near Kilkenny or a crazy paved house in D8

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

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