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Agness Meehan of Agness Vintage ReDesigns at her workshop in Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Before the onset of Covid-19, there was a growing focus on the environment and the need to take urgent steps to preserve our planet and become more ec(...)

Keanu Fischell has upped sticks to Crete

As the latest coronavirus restrictions see people back in their home offices (or laptop in the kitchen) preparing for what could be a long winter indo(...)

Aoife McGettigan (28) and Ronan Ward (29) pictured in their house, Milltown, Dublin 6. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Finding the right home is not easy and many people spend months or even years searching and debating before signing on the dotted line. And while some(...)

Maeve Culligan, director of the County Boutique, at home in Ennis with daughters Aisling and Aoife. Photograph: Eamon Ward

With her boutique business on ice, Maeve Culligan and daughters are dreaming up new designs at home Working from home means different things to di(...)

Roisin Graham and her husband Mark, who are living in the garden shed while their children Maeve, Brendan and Emma Graham stay in the house. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

These certainly are strange times. With the country in near lockdown and countless people either out of work or working from home, houses are fuller a(...)

Sebastian Sebo and his partner Malgorzata Stelmach

Moving from the city to a rural location is a lifetime goal for many people. And while living at a slower pace of life may take some getting used to, (...)

Chateau du Coudreceau, home to Éanna Hassett, a Kildare native who moved to France in 2018

Retiring to the sunshine is a popular daydream and one which has gained a lot of traction in recent years with the airing of the hugely popular Channe(...)

Mags Boland Murphy with her daughter Freya on the site of where their house will be built near Curracloe, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

We all have an idea of our perfect home – for some it’s a traditional country cottage, others a slick city apartment while many more like the idea of (...)

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(...)

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