This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

An experienced estate agent will know almost immediately if a viewer has any intention of buying. Photograph: Getty Images

Who lives in a house like this? If your house is on the market, chances are a goodly portion of its viewers will already know you live there. You’ll k(...)

The Marker Hotel

It’s never too early to mention the C word – Christmas. If you’re the person tasked with organising your office Christmas events, we have some great o(...)

Smart technology has already improved our lives in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.

Smart technology has already improved our lives in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. That’s what makes predicting the futur(...)

Interior designer Emma Kelly at her home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

For businesswoman Una McIntosh, the draw of the sea was too much to keep her living in the beautiful 3,500sq ft stone home she had just built, on one (...)

New deeper shades from Colourtrend.

Green is good For living rooms, while grey remains the default choice, accents of green are being introduced as a great way to add a sense of drama. (...)

Rowan Cottage, to be auctioned on May 29th

If the thatched cottage is the quintessential Irish home then Peter Bennett’s – The Spinning Wheel, in Rathangan, Co Kildare – comes straight from cen(...)

Nest Home

For a growing number of home hunters, tiny is the new big. More than just a style of architecture, it’s a complete ideology. “Tiny living is part of (...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The family of a woman found not guilty by reason of insanity of assaulting a work colleague when she put a knife to her throat has promised a judge th(...)

The V&A in Dundee which was designed  by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Photograph:  Getty Images

V&A Dundee Scotland’s first design museum opened in September in a stunning building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma that looks like se(...)

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