Dermot Bannon

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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(...)

John Boyne pictured in his renovated home in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Safety and security. Yeah, they’re the most important things to me”, says Irish author John Boyne, about what the word home means to him. “When I ma(...)

 Marian at her home in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I suppose I’m one of those people with very kitsch tastes,” says Marian Keyes, describing her interior decorating style. “Anything that looks like a(...)

Patricia and Tom McDonagh  in their kitchen in Portmarnock, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

If Patricia McDonagh has a claim to fame it’s that she once advised Dermot Bannon to steer clear of a career in architecture. She was a guidance couns(...)

The costs of renovating or extending a home have risen sharply in recent years. Photograph: Getty

It’s the perennial challenge – that even the Government has struggled with in its plans for the national children’s hospital – how do you bring a buil(...)

Illustrator/ scientist/ writer Maria Boyle  at her home in Glasnevin. Photograph: Alan Betson

For most mothers, pregnancy and motherhood are heady brews of excitement and anticipation and, often, loneliness. And, as illustrator/cartoonist/scien(...)

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