Dermot Bannon

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Caroline Madden: 'Between house price increases, and 13 years of paying down the mortgage, we were no longer in negative equity'

They say the best time to buy a house is always five years ago. In our case this turned out to be true. I was 26, my boyfriend 27, and we paid €480,00(...)

 Dermot Bannon with Tipperary clients  Mary Hayes and Joe Kenny. Photograph:  RTÉ

“Make America Great Again!” “Take Back Control!” “Let’s open up this space a little and maybe get a granite worktop and expose the wooden floor and ge(...)

David and Nessa fended off the pergola dreams of  Dermot Bannon. Photograph: RTÉ

It’s the big elephant in the room, Dermot Bannon cautions his first clients at the beginning of a new series of Room to Improve (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30(...)

19 Valentia Road Drumcondra Dublin 9

Houses along Valentia Road in Drumcondra dating from the 1930s were originally built for high-ranking civil servants by the Civil Service Housing Asso(...)

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick. ‘I want to fix you,’ say those Laois eyes. ‘I want to put splints on your limbs and give you lovely drugs and wrap you in a fluffy blue blanket.’

If you type “Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick” into Google image search you will be inundated by photos of the eponymous fur-physician cradling dogs and cats(...)

Views of the Vernon Street home of Jean Callanan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Jean Callanan was in her 20s when she bought her home on Vernon St, a pleasant neighbourhood of red-bricked houses close the old Meath Hospital, withi(...)

Architect Dermot Bannon at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

“If I go [to someone’s house] that I really love and I go, ‘wow this house is inspiring’, I’ll tell them about it and I’ll gush about and think ‘this (...)

Actor and activist Rose McGowan: ‘I never had a stable home growing up, so there was no family home.’ File photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage

“The commune I grew up in, a thing called Children of God… I was definitely a thorn in their side,” says actor and activist Rose McGowan about the rel(...)

 Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow. File photograph: Eric Luke

“I stayed at home for a long, long time. I think I was about 25 or 26,” says Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard about his reluctance to leave hi(...)

Dolly Alderton, journalist author and podcaster chats about her London home

“It’s my place of creation. It’s a total sanctuary, and more and more, it’s my nightclub. It’s where I socialise,” says Dolly Alderton, about her Lond(...)

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