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Edwina Kestell and  Colm Egan: renovated their house on Foster Place North, Ballybough, Dublin 3. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tell someone you live in a cottage and they immediately imagine a cute little property in a rural idyll. But it is possible to live within striking d(...)

 Aidan and Marina Murphy with their daughter Anna, aged 4 at their home in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

They say that moving house is near the top of the leader board when it comes to stressful events – so most people try to keep it to a minimum. But Ma(...)

Your house will feel instantly brighter when all of the detritus is removed. Photograph: Getty

The holly and the ivy are looking the worse for wear, the tree is on its last legs – yes, the season of goodwill is well and truly over. Although som(...)

 Craig Dwyer and Paul Franey (he bought the house from his Grandad) on Viking Road, Stoneybatter. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

While many of us like the idea of living in a property that has been handed down through generations, in reality, a legacy home is likely to have issu(...)

Move to the country: Gavin Glass and Amy Walsh with   daughter Emmy-Mae in their home in  Curracloe, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A little cottage with roses around the door is the stuff of many people’s dreams. But while the reality of living in a cute little house in the countr(...)

Barceló Teguise Beach in Lanzarote is an adult-only hotel.

  We all love our children and relish spending family time together, but there is something so deliciously relaxing about a few days away sans l(...)

Meg O’Kelly (24) from Dublin is one of the chosen few on the ESB’s apprentice programme for network technicians.

A recent survey investigating the biggest influence on young people’s career choices has confirmed what many of us suspected all along: it’s the Irish(...)

You could be forgiven for thinking that islanders are somewhat at a disadvantage when it comes to sourcing high-quality produce, but, according to one(...)

Hols Pricewatch

Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (11) and Cara (8), who learn through play in the kitchen of their home in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Children undoubtedly learn from their parents but very few of us will devote time and energy to taking on the mammoth task of educating the next gener(...)

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