Since June 29th, when many restrictions were lifted, a visible gap has emerged between the official stance on face masks – wear one if you think it’s right – and business-enforced practice – you have to wear one. Photograph: Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty Images

A mask campaign would help ease confusion and reassure people already wearing them

4 Magenta Place, Glasthule, Co Dublin

Location the key attraction of a cosy property that has been extended and modernised throughout

5 Adelaide Terrace, Glenageary, Co Dublin: beautiful Victorian extends to 2,400sq ft

Victorian four-bed with beautiful period features and bright rear extension

Three Mobile’s Monster campaign

Media & Marketing: New filming protocols are challenging but not as costly as feared

4 Ormond Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6: built in 1860 as one of a semi-detached pair.

Number 4 Ormond Road offers period features in three-bed semi across 128sq m

Woodland Park House, 8 Woodlands Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Extended three-storey five-bed 1940s family home has a large, well-kept private garden

All likely touch points – such as door handles, handrails and light switches – are cleaned down after each viewing. Photograph: iStock

Estate agents now operate under industry-wide protocols as a result of Covid-19

Panoramic sea views at apartment R, Coliemore Apartments, Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin

Three-bed apartment on Coliemore Road has stunning seaside views over Dalkey Island

Across the charity shop sector, new cleaning regimes have been put in place with hard surfaces such as CDs, bric-a-brac and books regularly wiped down.

Second-hand clothes will be quarantined for 72 hours before sale, says the charity sector

13 Sion Hill Avenue in Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W, will ‘tick a lot of boxes’ for prospective buyers, according to DNG

D6W redbrick on quiet cul-de-sac boasts original features and south-facing garden

Ballyknockan House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.

Victorian farmhouse comes with hay loft and a one-bed apartment on nine acres

Four-bedroom semi extending to 184sq m comes with 38m-long rear garden

Lonely Planet travel guides: With closures elsewhere in the group, the Dublin office will now take on an expanded role.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/ Bloomberg

Travel publishing turned upside down from the impact of Covid-19

4 The Rise, Malahide, Co Dublin

Four-bed house in the heart of the village has been extended and renovated down the years and is in an area of architectural conse(...)

Nephin Lodge, Belmont, Galloping Green, in Blackrock, Co Dublin, has been extended from 950sq ft to 2,099sq ft. Photograph: Ronan Melia Photography

Turnkey four-bed has been doubled in size, making it a roomy spacious family home

Sotto-Il-Monte, Ballycorus Road, Kilternan, Co Dublin

Four-bedroom detached home with a large garden has been reconfigured for dual living

6 Anglesea Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Attractive and spacious three-bed semi ticks plenty of boxes

4 Rathfarnham Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Extended four-bed semi with light-filled interior and its own bunker in the garden

Tureen 270

On his death, Georg Jensen was hailed as the greatest silversmith of the past 300 years

106 Trees Road Upper, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

How much work do you want to do in this pricey D4 suburb? It’s your choice

39 Churchtown Road Lower, Dublin 14

The hard work has been done in this compact three-bed with a long back garden

AstroTurf was first used in 1966 by the Houston Astros in its baseball astrodome

Scientists invented the artificial grass while exploring synthetic fibres for carpets in US

5 Palmerston Park, Dublin 6

Five-bed Victorian redbrick with expansive interior faces Palmerston Park in Rathmines

Ikea’s Poäng chair in its rocking chair version.

A major change in 1992 saw its tubular steel component swapped for an all-wood frame

The Corrin, Gordon Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin 18

The dormer-style house has extensive timber detailing at roof level and four double bedrooms

Front living room

Good sized living room with American oak-flooring and feature fireplace

In 1849 US mechanic Walter Hunt filed a patent for ‘a pin made of one piece of wire or metal combining a spring, and clasp or catch’.

For emergency clothing malfunctions, this handy invention is still unsurpassed

22 Garville Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Two protected houses in prime D6 spots need huge work but already have planning permission

St John’s, 17 Bird Avenue, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Four-bed house on Bird Avenue is a bright, family-friendly space

Chemistry’s ad for Center Parcs. Its other clients   when it closed included Dunnes Stores, Audi, Windsor Motors, and the Irish Cancer Society

Top clients moving on and peculiar issues within sector forced firm to shut down

Airstream Clipper: still instantly recognisable as a quintessential American design

With its riveted aluminium body it looked more like an aircraft than a trailer

64 Mountshannon Road, Kilmainham

On a quiet street of period redbricks this three bed Edwardian semi is close to the Luas and was recently refurbished

13 Weston Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14

A family friendly, modern home with a large and contemporary open plan living space

6 Ballygihen Avenue, Sandycove, Co Dublin

Location is the draw for this three-bed, with the sea close enough to nip down for a dip

By the 1940s sliced bread was so popular in the US that, when war-time rationing shut down bread-slicing machines, it prompted newspaper articles  on how to safely use a breadknife

Ads for the new-fangled sliced bread included instructions on how to open the wrapper

The Old Vicarage, Proby Square, Blackrock: three-storey, five-bedroom house offers 390sq m for €2.95 million.

Roomy residence on Proby Square offers large family home with church touches

Pears soap  original aroma was  mildly spicy, clean, with a hint of thyme

Distinctive oval glycerine soap thought to be oldest continuously existing brand in world

Number 4 Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Four-bedroom period terraced home has a 50m garden complete with treehouse

Chanel 2.55: Coco Chanel designed her most famous bag at age 71

It wasn't Chanel's first handbag, but it became her most famous and most copied


Five-bed landmark Ballsbridge home, in Dublin 4, has a large garden to play with

Three-bedroom home has west-facing, low-maintenance garden

Distinctively engineered black office chair filled the cubicles of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley and beyond

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 - Tranquil Dawn

Biophilia connects living spaces with nature, creating calm, wellness-promoting places

Anna Greevy, one of the first air hostesses with Aer Lingus, in 1954:  Cabin crew work in very particular and challenging environments and skirts can be impractical and inhibiting. Photograph: Jack McManus

Bernice Harrison: If female cabin crew can now avoid skirts, why not schoolgirls too?

Memphis First Chair, 1983: The base and back are enamelled wood while the curved frame is metal.

Bold and colourful, but not as garish as many postmodern Italian pieces by Memphis

Cleverly extended 1930s house is on sale for only the third time since it was built

As we enter a new decade, once again the forecasters are playing it safe with an inoffensive shade of azure

The rear view mirror or, according to US electrical engineer Elmer Berger, the ‘Cop Spotter’. Photograph: iStock

The motor car had been around for 35 years before the advent of the rear view mirror

Mules carrying the luggage during a trekking tour through Morocco

It’s hard to think of anywhere as close to Ireland that is as culturally different as Morocco

The thermostatically controlled blanket quickly became a popular wedding present

 Martini glass:   decorative and practical

Glass first displayed at exhibition in Paris is highly decorative and visually sophisticated

The Kodak camera was invented by George Eastman in 1888. Photograph: Courtesy Kodak Eastman Museum

Light and portable, it prompted discussions about ownership and personal image rights

Rear garden

Three-bed semi in attractive Donnybrook location with mature gardens

Eileen Grey’s Bibendum chair. Courtesy Laurence King Publishing

New book celebrates the influence of female designers of the 20th century

Shandon, Crosthwaite Park South, Dún Laoghaire: five-bed home for sale for €1.925 million.

Boutique owner’s Crosthwaite Park home, improved and extended over 20 years to a comfortable five-bed on a fine garden site

Manufacturing of Q-tips cotton swabs is  returning to the use of paper sticks.

Leo Gerstenzang’s invention was initially called Baby Gays

Rear bedroom

Leeson Park Avenue last sold 10 years ago when its investor buyer embarked on a major renovation programme

Mount St Anne’s is one of the most successful and sought after developments in south Co Dublin

S-Chair. Photograph: Tom Dixon

Mix of tactile craft and modern steel in an elegant sculptural form was viewed as startlingly original

22 Glenomena Grove, Booterstown, Co Dublin

Renovated four-bed in an area popular with families requires little work

Originally, all the cushions were a single bright colour, typically yellow or red.  Photograph: Vitra

Made with 18 cushions covered in brightly coloured vinyl, it proved too costly to make

The Bungalow, Nutley Road, Dublin 4

Location and relative scarcity in this area are the major plusses of this bright, well laid-out three-bed home

This house changed hands in 2012 with the new owner renovating the property

Room to Improve’s Dermot Bannon (left), with Mary Hayes and Joe Kenny, who feature in series 12. Photograph: RTÉ and Coco 2019

After 12 years of the home improvement show the foundations seem to be sinking

Number 3 Green Park faces Milltown Gold Club and has been a rental for the past 10 years.

Kenny-built original facing Milltown Golf Club has been substantially renovated and extended

  Trevor Baylis, inventor of the clockwork radio etc, in Dublin, for W E. Photograph:Pat Langan

First prototype made in garage delivered 14 minutes of sound

Number 20 is a spacious, contemporary light-filled three-bedroom home with 146sq m of living space.

Returned emigrant hit upon a shop on a Dún Laoghaire side street and negotiated a sea of red tape to transform it to this smart th(...)

15 Waterloo Lane, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Number 15 on Waterloo Lane was formerly the residence of the Bulgarian ambassador and is bigger than your average mews

The European flag: its stars represent the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony.

Myth surrounds its origin – including speculation that the stars were inspired by the 12-star halo on a statue of the Virgin Mary

2 Stillorgan Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin: a wonderful suburban semi-detached home.

Number 2 Stillorgan Park offers 2,600sq ft and generous front and back gardens

This design takes up little space

This spare design would have seemed wildly radical during a period of rich textures

Roebuck Hill House with eight bedrooms, a mature walled garden and pool on 1.2 acres was bought at auction in 2014 for €1.19 milli(...)

Sakura, 110 Churchtown Road, Dublin 14

Sakura, at 110 Churchtown Road Lower, until 12 years ago was a modest 1930s bungalow, then the owners rebuilt it as a 420sq m drea(...)

Number 4 Estate Cottages, Shelbourne Road, D4 has 110sq m of living space.

This €865k Shelbourne Road home cleverly balances living and sleeping accommodation

Bauhaus Museum Dessau: the new museum officially opened on September 8th. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

The opening of the Dessau museum coincides with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the design movement

Number 72 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin 6. The floors throughout have a smoked, limed finish for that designer touch.

House replumbed and replastered while 53m (174ft) rear garden has been landscaped


Kildare equine estate has 36 acres of paddocks and playing fields and a main house built just 16 years ago

Number 2 Crannagh, Prospect Lane, Milltown, Dublin 6.

Owners waited until 2017 to renovate – then gutted house and reconfigured the interior

Beogram 4000: the simple and striking beauty of Jensen’s design influenced all others that followed

Jensen’s turntable for Bang & Olufsen introduced a minimalist aesthetic to home audio equipment

15 Botanic Road.

Mid-terrace redbrick with three double bedrooms and double garage

Vicky McClure features in the new M&S campaign.

Outrageous price conversions likely to leave Irish shoppers underwhelmed

Era-defining: lava lamp

The era-defining Astro lamp was the idea of Edward Craven Walker, who went on to found lighting company Mathmos

91 Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Mid-terrace three-bed Victorian redbrick on Marlborough Road

Upstairs the main bedroom is a suite with its own bathroom and extensive built-in wardrobe and it opens out on to a deep balcony overlooking the back garden.

Stunning home in popular estate, notable for its attention to interior detail and manicured gardens

26 Castlewood Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6: family-friendly four-bed is  a protected structure

26 Castlewood Avenue is back on the market for the second time in two years with four bedrooms and 205sq m of designed space

Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland head Charley Stoney: “That’s a lot of skills, experience and wisdom that walked out the door.”

Cannes Grey Lions competition seeks to get older people to return to advertising sector

Since Hunter wellies got fashion traction the range of colour and styles has increased.

Model and fashion icon Kate Moss did wonders for the wellington boot company

7 Mather Road North, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

Five-bed redbrick on Mather Road North with gardens is a good fit for those trading up

Knot cushion by Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir: a long knitted tube . . . knotted.

Icelandic designer’s simple knitted cushion has comfortably become a design classic

 Polyprop chair, 1962

Classic stacking chair designed by Robin Day was made from a daring new material

Kubus storage containers came in different sizes and shapes for different types of food.

If introduced today, Wilhelm Wagenfeld’s glass containers would be seen as the solution to the scourge of plastic containers

Helvetica was originally called Neue Hass Grotesk – the name change came in 1960

The font developed by Swiss man Max Miedinger took over the world

The Arco light was designed in 1962 and has been in production since - a sign of its enduring appeal

Inspired by street lighting the Arco light rises from a heavy marble base to give it balance

Bondi-blue iMac: a revolutionary design

Jony Ive’s Bondi-blue iMac was something no one imagined computers could be: fun

This aeriel shot shows the track snaking through the grounds with a large parking area adjacent.

The €325,000 ‘quirky restored’ home on a eight acre property includes a 1km racetrack

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