Aoibhann Byrne with her children, Cathal, Luke and Éabha, at their home in Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“When I would come in the back door there was an instant feeling of ‘Oh, no’,” says Aoibhann Byrne, describing being faced with a dark hallway and clu(...)

The exterior of the coach house after restoration. Photographs: Philip lauterbach 3.plpix.com

In the Viking city of Waterford, conservation crusader Fintan Duffy is one of the directors of Duffy Henry Bent (DHB) Architects, a firm that has work(...)