Dermot Bannon

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When considering the purchase of a second-hand home, bring along a general builder, seasoned carpenter or professional snagger, to assess the property. Photograph: Getty Images

House-hunting in the second-hand market can often feel like a game of Russian roulette: should you walk away from that musty 1950s semi-D with cracked(...)

Newly constructed house at Fahan, Co Donegal, designed by Shane Birney Archiects

“Standing with your back to the sea you would have seen an uninspiring two-storey house in a derelict state – two small windows, a door facing the wro(...)

Shay Healy  receives a lifetime achievement award on stage at the IFTA Gala Television Awards in the RDS. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Broadcaster Shay Healy received a lifetime achievement award at the IFTA Gala Television Awards on Thursday night. Mr Healy received the award, the h(...)

The Instagarden from Argos who have thought long and hard about what is trending in gardening.  File photograph: Getty Images

Argos goes green What with Chelsea just finished and Bloom just beginning and the arrival, finally, of some decent weather we’ve all gone garden mad.(...)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, Jeremy Clarkson. Photograph: PR company handout

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ 1, 9.35pm As Eurovision mania kicks into gear with Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy all set to sing Together in the first s(...)

Michelle Walsh has moved back to Dublin after time spent living in Morocco, Germany and France.

Moving home to Ireland has been like experiencing a series of ice-bucket challenges in quick succession, with no recovery time. There have been the o(...)

Francis and John Brennan are ‘At Your Service’. Photograph: RTÉ

Imagine Francis Brennan emerging out of the mist like an unholy hybrid of Mary Poppins, Miggeldy Higgins and the Littlest Hobo in order to deliver a g(...)

'If implemented properly a location tax would address dereliction and liberate millions of income tax payers from the heavy burden of excessive income tax.' Photograph: Getty Images

The wannabe Conor McGregor stares out the window from the Luas at the cut-stone walls of Grangegorman. He wears baby-blue Adidas and Nike combo, Moncl(...)

Sexual violence is a brutal act, regardless of where it happens and who it happens to – there is no typical victim or typical scenario. The one thing (...)

The Naked House: it was transported to site in a container and erected in 24 hours

Growing up we had the quintessential Aussie shack. Dad built it from the ground up with planks from a nearby mill. Inside it was lined with cut-price (...)

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