Tanya Sweeney

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Ireland, County Cork, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Beara, Eyeries, colorful houses

What do you see when you see rows of brightly coloured houses, or strips of sherbet buildings? A postcard-perfect village? Evidence of a community wor(...)

It was the decade that gave us Quiche Lorraine, steak Diane and cheese fondu – as well as a plethora of recipes involving tinned soup. Photograph: iStock

When thoughts turn food in the 1970s – often referred to as the decade that taste forgot – there were two camps. There were those who were quite happy(...)

Fondue memories: The upwardly-mobile set would invite friends to their homes for brightly coloured extravaganzas, where spectacle was everything. Photograph: iStock

Picture in your mind’s eye a 1970s dinner party, and there’s a very good chance you’ve conjured up images of cheese and pineapple on sticks, pick(...)

Tanya Sweeney pictured at home in Stoneybatter, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“How are you feeling?” People are routinely beaming at me as though I’ve invented penicillin, or won an Oscar. It seems churlish to admit to the truth(...)

 Declutterer supreme Marie Kondo

Hands up who made resolutions to live a less cluttered life in 2019? You are not alone for on January 1st, a day that you’re probably still finding d(...)

Laurence Baker and Kristen Flanagan at their home in Roebuck Castle, Clonskeagh Dublin, with their dogs George and Stanley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A townhouse in Clonskeagh, Dublin, was the first house newlyweds Kristen Flanagan and Laurence Baker ever bid on and three weeks later the keys were t(...)

Sara Thompson of Thompson Clarke.

Could the humble pantry – the preserve of Downton Abbey sets and Enid Blyton books – be due a comeback? The kitchen island has reached Peak Status Sym(...)

Composer and multi-media artist Una Keane with her daughter Willow and dog Indie: “Experiences are now more important to me than things. I can live without this stuff.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A hefty rise in Dublin house rental rates is nothing new. Yet it’s safe to say that composer and multi-media artist Una Keane’s response to it is. Th(...)

The Toulouse bath by Waterloo Bathrooms, www.waterloo.ie. Price from €5,499

A deep, hot bath has long been regarded as one of life’s genuine luxuries and some people simply can’t function without them. The designer Tom Ford ta(...)

Architect Dermot Bannon helps launch Vodafone Ireland’s Vodafone Gigabit Broadband campaign. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

By his own admission, and despite a reputation for creating homes that meet most modern-day needs, Dermot Bannon is something of a Luddite. He’s not, (...)

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