Noel Larkin

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Rubbish at the back of one of the badly damaged and boarded-up houses in Fána Glass at Ballybane in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Three Traveller families, who have been widely blamed for the destruction of houses and illegal dumping in their Galway city estate, have said they ar(...)

To make the attic space look and feel habitable, you need to factor in good sources of natural light and ventilation

An attic conversion is one of the most affordable ways to add space to a home, but before you invest you need to know all the facts. While you will f(...)

Fire safety issues like those seen in St James’s Wood are common in many apartment buildings built during the boom. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Over the last number of months, The Irish Times has revealed a number of Celtic Tiger-era apartment blocks with serious fire safety issues and structu(...)

Limerick’s Colin Ryan scores the winning free in last year’s 1B final. Photograph:  Inpho/Oisín Keniry. All photos by Inpho

Carlow   Carlow’s James Doyle scores a goal Manager: Colm Bonnar (3rd season) Selectors: Adrian Corcoran, Conor Phelan and Mar(...)

Defects like those seen in St James’s Wood in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are unfortunately very common throughout developments built during the celtic tiger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

How common are fire safety issues in Irish apartments? Defects like those seen in St James’s Wood in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are unfortunately very commo(...)

Apartment owners at St James’s Wood in Kilmainham are facing a €3 million bill to remedy remedy fire-safety issues. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fire safety issues like those seen in a complex in Dublin 8 are common in many apartment buildings built during the boom, a member of the Society of C(...)

If non-compliance is identified, this would be considered a “blot on title” and may inhibit the sale or reduce the value of the property

My husband and I will be commencing some renovation work which includes extending the kitchen by 20sq m. We believe it isn’t mandatory to go the build(...)

Presidential candidate Peter Casey visits Cabra Bridge in Co Tipperary on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has denied he made a mistake when he accused President Michael D Higgins of having objected to a Traveller halting (...)

The new unit must be formed by the conversion of an existing part of the dwelling or by the provision of an extension that is physically connected to the original dwelling house. Photograph: iStock

I’m thinking of building a “granny flat” in my yard for my mother. The dimensions would be about 9m by 6m – from a timber frame house with a concrete (...)

Radiator on but it’s still perishing. Photograph: Getty

Roll on spring. All this cold week, all winter long, I’ve avoided the kitchen. Though it has a perfectly fine radiator, the kitchen is way colder than(...)

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