Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

PETER AND PAULA VINE’S EXTENDED CLIFDEN COTTAGE BLENDS INTO THE LANDSCAPE WHILE PROVIDING AN INSPIRING LOOKOUT POINT FROM ITS SHELTERED ROOFTOP TERR(...)

Stephen Tierney and Tanya Cregan in the Irish pub they opened in South Tyrol

When Tanya Cregan and Stephen Tierney left Dublin for the Italian province of South Tyrol, it was more to do with a passion for the region than a cold(...)

Architect Tom McGimsey outside No 38 Northumberland Road. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

City centre offices in period houses no longer command the rental highs of the boom years. The second-home tax and the recent law requiring pre-63 pro(...)