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Jamie Heaslip with his Range Rover Sport PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle).

“I always have to check my car hasn’t been punked before I get into it,” says Irish rugby legend Jamie Heaslip, when we meet in Sandymount to tak(...)

Regular cleaning of your laptop is   a no brainer and is even more paramount if you’re not the only user.  Photograph: Getty

Just how dirty can a laptop be? Well according to researchers at the University of Arizona, they’re filthy and can harbour 400 times more bacteria tha(...)

Cleaning your machine is a fairly simple task. Photograph: Getty

I wasn’t aware that cleaning your washing machine was even a thing. However, after googling why there was a musty odour coming from our freshly-washed(...)

Trying to screw and push dodgy brackets back into the plasterboard just puts more pressure on the weakened plasterboard and the curtains end up on the floor. Photograph: Getty Images

According to carpenter and builder Rónán Hussey, one of the most common DIY jobs he’s called upon to fix is curtain rails which have fallen down or co(...)

The InSinkErator (above): With advancements in water efficiency, noise reduction and the macerating capabilities of newer waste-disposal models, combined with improvements in treatment facilities,  old arguments against  disposal units do not hold as much merit.

In America, waste (or garbage) disposal units connected to the sink are as common as microwaves in domestic kitchens, yet in Ireland they are still a (...)

Caulk cord is an efficient option, which can be painted over if required

There’s nothing like an Irish winter to put windows through their paces, especially old glazing where the putty may be brittle and cracked, leaving th(...)

There can be a surprising amount of space under a staircase. Photograph: Getty Images
Houseworks: understairs storage

If your hallway feels like it’s been repurposed as a dumping ground for coats, shoes, sports bags, scooters – and all the paraphernalia that goes with(...)

Laurence Baker and Kristen Flanagan at their home in Roebuck Castle, Clonskeagh Dublin, with their dogs George and Stanley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A townhouse in Clonskeagh, Dublin, was the first house newlyweds Kristen Flanagan and Laurence Baker ever bid on and three weeks later the keys were t(...)

Blocked or poorly-maintained chimneys can also be a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. Photograph: iStock

With Santa’s imminent arrival and cosy days by the fire looming, it’s a good time to check on your chimney. According to the National Safety Council ((...)

Helen Coughlan with her daughter Ava May at home in Glanmire, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“I honestly think Christmas was invented to get us through the awful winters,” says Helen Coughlan, retail director of Irish homeware chain Meadows &a(...)

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