Edward Beattie at his house near Lough Funshinagh in Co Roscommon looking at flood waters creeping in. Photograph courtesy of Beattie family

Every day Edward Beattie (83) drives his tractor to a house at Ballagh Cross, Rahara, Co Roscommon, where he had lived for more than 70 years. Encroa(...)

Self-contained: Maggie and Gordon and Kelley with their children Gordie (7) and Penny Bell (8 months) at their house built from shipping containers in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The State’s first certified container house is a unique home that appears both alien and entirely of its place. At first glance, it might look to be (...)