Yellow zig-zag recycled wool throw with fringe, €56,
Ethical gifts

Give a gift they’ll love and do your bit for the planet at the same time. It’s a win-win

Reindeer dress, €8, Penneys

From Fabulous Beasts Lego and Poopsie Unicorn Slime Surprise to sparkly party clothes

Supporting a charity such as Barnardos enables it to help more children this Christmas

Instead of buying expensive, unwanted gifts, you can help some great causes

Posters of Clontarf and other parts of Ireland, by Roger O’Reilly, €30-€40,

From ethically produced T-shirts to Donegal gin and a Seiko Save the Ocean watch

Zoella Sweet Inspirations body mist, €10
Why I love . . .

Edel Morgan, editor of ‘It’s Christmas’ magazine, gives her top beauty picks

Porcelain ring dishes or wall hangers from Danu Ceramics, available at Ireland’s largest festival of giving, Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, at the RDS in Dublin, December 5th-9th

From blinging bags and silk scarves to jewellery and skincare

Ken doll, €12.99, Smyths.
Top treats for tots

The little ones will be thrilled to find one of these under the Christmas tree

Shirt, £49.95, waistcoat, £69.95,

A selection of gorgeous, and useful, gifts the men in your life will love

Gorgeous presents for the women in your life

Exterior of The Cool Thatch House, Lavey, Co Cavan

The 80-year-old who built this large thatched cottage for himself asked his interior designer to go wild with colour and she oblig(...)

Fun for all the family at La Lagon water park at Les Mouettes campsite in Brittany

A stylish village setting where the morning rush is for a fresh baguette not a sun lounger

M&S Barclay shelving unit, €539,

The Scandis are coming, M&S goes glam, smart bedheads and friendly colour advice

“The honeymoon period at the start of the job when everyone is trying to be best mates can cloud the finer detail.”

Communication at the start of an interior makeover is key to avoiding tricky situations

Kinghts’ Kingdom at Legoland Windsor, which is set over 150 acres. Photograph: Stewart Turkington

For parents with theme park fatigue, Legoland Windsor is a revelation

“So... are you all set for Christmas?”

Jane Walsh’s Athlone-based Button Studio makes fun jewellery from clear resin and reclaimed buttons in a huge array of colours.

When choosing gifts this Christmas, it’s worth considering buying pieces that were handmade in Ireland

We can hear the men of Ireland gulp at the mere mention of Tiffany but you needn’t necessarily remortgage the house. The classic heart tag charm bracelet in sterling silver costs from €290

You can’t go too far wrong if you stick with the classics

Take it easy at the seaside this New Year

Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph : Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Regarded as a national treasure, historic Westport House has faced many challenges through the years. ‘It’s been a struggle, I don(...)

Three striking, well-maintained, period homes have come onto the market in one of Dublin’s prettiest districts and, given that eac(...)

The mews in Chelsea, London, where mystery writer Agatha Christie lived during the 1920s, said to be the inspiration for her short story Murder in the Mews, published in 1937

Agatha Christie’s former Chelsea home for sale for €2.6 million

Bigger and grander than other houses on the street, this mid-19th-century terrace has been renovated impeccably, while maintaining(...)

Anti-Treaty republican Sean Moylan.

The one thing they had in common is that they both joined the IRA – and they met only once, after the war

Four-bedroom house in heart of village near the sea

Four-bedroom house with original features, including stained-glass windows and Art Nouveau fireplaces

What seems a strong asking price for an ivy-clad Regency villa will be an interesting test of where prices are going in South Dubl(...)

Exquisite cornice work and ceiling roses of a standard normally reserved for stately piles

The existing property at 9 Sandycove Point, Sandycove, Co Dublin.

Rockfort is coming back on the market with planning permission for a modern house that will make the most of the sea views

The home of artist Charlie Whisker and writer Julia Kelly at Sidmonton House, Bray, Co Wicklow.

Handsome Victorian three storey house with bohemian interiors and Indian touches created by its writer and artist owners

The old part of the house has been restored to its former glory

Dalkey €1.25 million At four times its original size, this cottage in Dalkey dating from the early 1900s has been …

When buying or renting it pays to look beyond the property’s Building Energy Rating

Longacres House is not what you would expect to find at the bottom of a lane in the Burrow, Portrane, Co Dublin

Building Energy Rating must be displayed in online and print adverts, brochures and ‘For sale’ and ‘To let’ signs outside property(...)

Dublin Market The so-called mansion tax will be reaping dividends on Shrewsbury Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 where three of…

According to the Property Price Register, the average price paid for a house in the Republic in October was €181,295, a drop …

Co Wicklow: €895,000, Eagle Valley, Enniskerry. Description: Detached 1990s red-brick house of 262sq m with large garden

KILMAINHAM €550.000: Comedian Maeve Higgins is moving on from this converted church in Kilmainham

DUBLIN 2 €800,000: There are not many more centrally located residences than this spacious four-bedroomed penthouse

DUBLIN 6W: €670,000 and €695,000: These two Edwardian terraced redbricks, located close to each other and to Terenure village…

BALLSBRIDGE: €1.45 MILLION: This four-bedroom house has a pretty garden with a generous mews house at the end that is being …

RATHGAR €2.25 MILLION The decor of this fine, stately house is of another era, albeit in the best possible taste

Actor Robert De Niro’s son Raphael is the agent for this opulent €80

THE MAJORITY of the 5,000 applications by estate agents for licences from the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) have…

Prospective buyers at tomorrow’s Allsop Space auction should do their research, or repent at leisure

THE TURKISH embassy has acquired the former offices of property investor Derek Quinlan at 8 Raglan Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin …

IT MIGHT be the first positive news they have had in five years but CSO figures indicating that house prices have had their first…

DRUMCONDRA €175,000 - €300,000: ALMOST TWO years ago, receiver Grant Thornton launched the remaining 13 apartments in the Waterfro(...)

NOT MANY houses have bookshelves made by German prisoners of war, but Cuil Aluinn, a six-bedroom house high on Killiney Hill …

CLONTARF: €625,000 and €650,000: Two renovated redbrick family homes enjoy different amenities in the same Northside area…

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It might seem too good to be true but

As more and more mortgage holders run into arrears, reports of banks agreeing settlements or offering debt write-downs are on…

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* Honeymooners can expect an extra bit of pampering for free when they travel on one of Thomas Cook Ireland’s all-inclusive packag(...)

€1.7 million is being sought for Kildoon in Killiney, Co Dublin, a spacious Orpen-style property on an elevated site which was…

Clontarf €945,000: No effort has been spared turning this period home into a light-filled, innovative and contemporary space…

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It’s the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris and two travel operators are offering deals during high season that include freebies(...)

AS ATMOSPHERIC settings go, it would be fairly hard to trump Dunloughan Lake Cottage at Ballyconneelly in west Connemara, Co …

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A number of luxury hotels in exotic locations are giving a free massage or spa treatments when you book through Trailfinders

This Dublin 4 home is for sale at a bullish €3.25m

RESIDENTS OF Woodlands in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, will be watching today’s Allsop Space auction in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel…

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Shakespeare in the Park (Central Park in New York, that is) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has announced two free open…

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Guests at the Devonshire Arms Country House hotel in the Yorkshire Dales will receive a £50 (€60) “rain refund” if there’s a …

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To celebrate being voted one of the top hostels in the world by hostelworld

‘The Irish Times’ is running a competition to find the best place to live in Ireland, and we want your help

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Discover Switzerland as a couple, but only pay for one of you with a range of offers on trains, buses and boats.

CO CAVAN €625,000: SET ON 18 acres, the Mill House in Tullyvin, Co Cavan, is a 200-year-old country house that’s steeped in …

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Macy’s flower show in New York runs from March 27th until April 10th

THE FORMER home of Eamonn Lillis and his wife Celine Cawley, over whose death her husband was convicted of manslaughter two years…

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A free child pass (worth €7

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Bundoran surf has a St Patrick’s Day surf, yoga and stay package that includes a free night’s bed and breakfast in the Surf Lodge…

A Victorian seafront house in Monkstown, and a 1930s home in Portmarnock are among the houses on view on Saturday

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* In New York free wifi is now available in 20 parks across the city’s five boroughs

A Foxrock six-bed with a sweeping gravel driveway, outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and detached games room comes with…

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Sunway is offering a free upgrade from B&B to half board to anyone booking a holiday at the four-star Sea Pearl Hotel in …

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* During March, Kelly’s Resort in Rosslare, Co Wexford, is offering a fifth night free on its breaks (excludes weekends)

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Tourism Malaysia is offering free tickets to the Petronas Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur on March 24th-25th, worth…

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* UK-based company Golfbreaks

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Irish Ferries is giving motorists a free trip to Britain if buy a return ticket to France from June to August

RESIDENTS’ association meetings on Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4 must be interesting these days

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Highlife is giving free equipment to anyone booking a skiing holiday to Meribel in the French Alps on March 25th and is offering…

YOU DON’T GET many properties on Coliemore Road in Dalkey, Co Dublin, priced to appeal to first-time buyers, but number 1A, a…

Carved into the limestone hillside, Urrahill in Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, was built in 2007 and overlooks Lough Derg…

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Forget boring old chocolate-dipped strawberries, the Hotel@Times Square has a Valentine’s getaway package to New York from €74…

FORMER ATTORNEY General and chairman of AIB Dermot Gleeson has sold his semi-detached house at 8 Shrewsbury Road in Ballsbridge…

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