The barn at Providence House, outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford

OLD BARNS, BYRES, STABLES AND OTHER OUTHOUSES OFTEN FIT INTO THE LANDSCAPE IN WAYS THAT MODERN REPLACEMENTS DO NOT. ADD THE POTENTIAL FOR SHORT LET(...)

Adirondack chairs in summer tones.  Photograph: Getty

Make your own Adirondack chair There’s something about the Adirondack chair that shouts summer: its sloping slat back and armrests wide enough to tak(...)

New deeper shades from Colourtrend.

Green is good For living rooms, while grey remains the default choice, accents of green are being introduced as a great way to add a sense of drama. (...)

Lot 371: Pink sapphire and diamond ring – a  cushion-cut pink sapphire of 4.64ct with gem report and triangular step cut diamonds of approx 1.00ct, mounted in platinum and 18ct white gold (€6,500–€7,000) at O’Reilly’s on Francis Street.
Home Front: thinking pink

Pink diamonds There must be something in the air – or perhaps the water this year – for the colour pink and its kaleidoscope of colours, hues and ton(...)

Part of the group, Durkan (Davitt Road) Ltd, applied to An Bord Pleanála for permission to build 265 apartments at the disused Dulux Paints factory site in Drimnagh, Dublin

Planners are set to allow developer Brian M Durkan & Co build 265 apartments for rent on the site of a disused paint factory under the fast-track (...)

Rockbrook in Sandyford: Ires Reit application is expected to be finalised around February.

Ireland’s largest private landlord Ires Reit is readying a new planning application for 428 apartments at the Rockbrook development, following a previ(...)

The old Dulux Paints factory in Drimnagh on Dublin’s southside.

A branch of one of the Republic’s best-known building families is seeking fast-track planning permission to build more than 260 apartments for rent. (...)

Jennifer Zamparelli, pictured in character along with Bridget & Eamon co-star Bernard O’Shea, will present an original travel series on the RTÉ Player. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ’s “digital lab” for commissioning short-form content for the RTÉ Player will be in operation from January, according to the broadcaster’s head of (...)

Grey painted cupboards create a clean look.  Photograph: Getty
Don’t replace, respray

Typically, the kitchen is the single most expensive room to refurbish, but it is possible to pull off a makeover by getting the kitchen cabinets respr(...)

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone No 27

Orla Kelly, designer and colour consultant The colour that people find hardest to pick is a good neutral, by that I mean a colour somewhere between o(...)

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