Interior of Curvilinear Range at National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. From The Conservatory: A Celebration of Architecture, Nature, and Light

A new book charts the fascinating history of the modern conservatory

South Bank, 52 Ardagh Crescent, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Lockdown prompted tastefully upgraded bungalow’s owner to move interiors business to Clifden

Galleen, Marino Avenue East, Killiney, Co Dublin

The five-bedroomed 249sq m detached home was upgraded about 10 years ago

50 Riverside Drive, Castlepark, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

Five-bed semi-detached features open-plan living area and home office in rear garden

The Lodge, Mount St Anne’s, Milltown, Dublin 6. Access to the house is two ways – pedestrian via a gate on to Milltown Road and vehicular through the main entrance to Mount St Anne’s.

Property extends to just over 900sq ft – three bedrooms, two reception rooms, bathroom and galley kitchen

6 Brighton Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Owners did considerably more than open a few litres of paint when they purchased home a few years ago

Fenloe, 42A Palmerston Road, Dublin 6.

Six-bed semi-detached Victorian home boasts fine period features

The dramatically modern Philippe Starck kitchen.

Kitchen library design brings a modern flourish to this supersize home with self-contained basement flat

56 Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Extended and upgraded Dartmouth Square home comes with one-bed apartment

11 Summerville Park, Dublin 6.

Number 11 Summerville Park, Rathmines offers family space for €825,000

Semi-detached villa-style property close to Luas Green line has been serially upgraded

Number 38 Rathgar Avenue marries a sleek contemporary annex with a period feel

2 Ash Hurst, Military Road, Killiney, Co Dublin: Detached six-bed house with 217sq is seeking €1.6 million.

Ash Hurst, off Military Road, is a six-bed detached family home with 217sq m

33 Milltown Avenue, Mount St Anne’s Dublin 6

33 Milltown Avenue offers a fine and spacious four-bed Dublin 6 turn-key home

Kitchen

Attractive four-bed in Rathmines in walk-in condition

No 3 Woods Way, Mount Eden Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Striking contemporary mews-style property is an upside-down house with bags of style

7 Chaworth Terrace: three-bed redbrick with 93sq m in the heart of Dublin  is seeking €595,000.

7 Chaworth Terrace offers three beds and 93sq m in the heart of Dublin city

82 Dodder Road Lower, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, is in walk-in condition

Turn-key property features large garden extending to 70ft with home office at the end

1 Brighton View, Harrison Row, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Modern mews house in ideal area reconfigured as a spacious four bedroom family home

19 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Stylish five-bed Victorian property on private square an ideal family home

26 Palmerston Park, Dublin 6, extends to 5,600sq ft

Beautiful five-bed property stands out, for its size, seclusion and top location

Low-maintenance rear garden

The house is of its time and, while interesting, it will need to be renovated and modernised

20 Henley Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14, is situated in a well-serviced quiet part of Churchtown

Three-bed semi-d with large extension across the rear extends to almost 1,500sq ft

Mazemore, 48 Torquay Road, Foxrock, Co Dublin.

Four-bed home of 2,205sq ft in sought-after area benefits from mature landscaped garden

In layout, the focus is on the garden; a large covered terrace is located beside the room-sized entrance porch whose tall glazed doors fold back to create an open airy space.

Bungalow extends to more than 2,800sq ft and sits on neat, manicured gardens wtih a choice of outdoor rooms

18 St John’s Road, Sandymount: accessed through electric gates, down a long driveway and unseen from the road

18 St John’s Road is a striking, one-of-a-kind property with four beds and many features

43 St Alban’s Road: two-bed house  off South Circular Road, Dublin 8 seeks €675,000.

Renovated 43 St Alban’s Road offers 90sq m and a great location just south of city centre

Two-bed cottage nicely situated in a short cul-de-sac and extends to just over 41sq m

The annual service charge is €5,500 and there’s a concierge service.

This elegant Georgian apartment is light filled and airy and comes with its own parking space

16 Rathdown Crescent, Terenure, Dublin 6W

A high-spec renovation 20 years ago makes this the ideal large family home

18 Nutley Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

People tend to stay a lifetime in the large houses that line the winding road

21 Trafalgar Terrace

21 Trafalgar Terrace is the size of substantial country house and offers period features

8 Crosthwaite Park East, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

This Crosthwaite Park East Victorian has had an upgrade of both style and substance

40 Mapas Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin, is in walk-in condition

Light-filled home will appeal to families looking to trade up to a fully renovated property

Tropical wallpaper in extension.

Original gate lodge incorporated into new build

1 De Vesci Terrace, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Four-bed in De Vesci Terrace boasts sea and park views

Lucy Nagle’s Cashmere brand

A Sky Media scheme offers SMEs geotargeted advertising to the most relevant audience

Cairness, on Church Road, Bray, Co Wicklow: property on one acre of land  was built in 1878 for the rector of Christ Church

Property has been beautifully modernised and extended to create a comfortable family home

Ballydonagh Lodge extends to 227sq m (2,443sq ft) over two storeys. The house, which from its elevated position, enjoys sweeping and scenic views of the Little Sugarloaf, the Scalp and Dublin Mountains.

Ballydonagh Lodge offers the possibility of country living within easy reach of the capital

Before digital media – in the last century – embargoes with a midnight date stamp were common.

In this era of 24-hour news, press releases with time restrictions are a throwback to the old days of journalism

Number 35 Windsor Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Owners totally renovated this mid-terrace redbrick near Palmerston Park in 2015

Front of house

Significant renovations make it impossible to predict exactly what is beyond the hall door

4 Cormac Terrace, Terenure, Dublin 6W.

Two-bedroom home has been fully renovated since 2018

Mark Cagney: at some point Newstalk is going to have to give the stand-in gig on a flagship show to a female voice. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Radio review: Gender balance is not the station’s only shortfall, especially compared with RTÉ

11 Reginald Street, Dublin 8: property extending to 786sq ft has been completely renovated

Redbrick in heart of the city has roof garden and Jacuzzi bathroom

East Lodge, Castlehyde, Fermoy, Co Cork: with Tudor-style diamond windows, pretty dormers and a bow front is for sale for €350,000.

East Lodge offers three beds, 177.4sq m and a lovely garden close to Castlehyde

‘Where is the creative advertising for face masks?’ we asked. The ad industry responded

Garryhoe, Sydenham Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Built in 2003, this five-bed, five bathroom home has the luxury of a lot of space

79 Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

There’s so much space in this four-bedroom redbrick a baby grand piano fits in with ease

3 Leinster Square, Dublin 6

This grand Victorian has been smartly reconfigured since it last changed hands in 2016

4 Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Great gardens, five bedrooms, 4 Braemor Park is a desirable family home

23 Heytesbury Lane , Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

23 Heytesbury Lane had a major upgrade in 2019 giving a rear extension, an additional storey and an exterior facelift

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

Exterior

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

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