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(...)

Traditionally, the onset of spring will see a glut of sheer foundations popping up on beauty counters. Their soft, dewy textures and diaphanous finish(...)

Kathryn Thomas at her home in Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When RTÉ television presenter and entrepreneur, Kathryn Thomas, bought her first home in Dublin 8 more than 10 years ago, she envisioned it becoming t(...)

The new timber balustrade and understairs storage at Kathryn Thomas’s home in Inchicore, Dublin 8. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kathryn Thomas updated her kitchen by repainting the units and adding new light fittings from Hicken Lighting. The original steel staircase was desig(...)

Bedroom details from Hunter’s Yard, Kilkenny.

If you haven’t stayed in a hotel lately, you are in for a big surprise. All over Ireland hotels are refurbishing and renovating after 10 languid years(...)

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