Mícheál de Síun of de Siún Architects in the Dublin 8 home he designed for Clare Stassen.

Trading down doesn’t have to mean living on one level but it does take clever planning and creative thinking to forge a home for the rest of your life(...)

Patrick Atkinson: “The Americans are brilliant at not wasting a recession, they knew this was cyclical and they’d been through it.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“How do you feel about moving home,” a head hunter asked Patrick Atkinson over the phone in 2015. The marketing executive had spent just more than 10 (...)

Gavin Slark chief executive of GraftonGroup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The hot weather has led to booming business for builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton, with revenue up 8 per cent in the first half of the year. (...)

The Knockmullan Retail Park premises

Colliers is quoting €1.1 million for a large bulky goods retail premises leased to Grafton Merchanting, trading as Heiton Buckley, at Knockmullan Reta(...)