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 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, (...)

Node Residents Kelly Fischietto, Stefano Gambarotta and Rowena Doyle. Photograph: Tom Honan

Something described as “student halls for grown-ups” might not strike everyone as an ideal living arrangement; less so when it transpires that a room (...)

Owning a home is a more elusive goal then ever for twentysomethings. Photograph: Getty

Every so often, my dad and I drive around Rathgar, Rathmines or Portobello in south Dublin. “I used to live there before I got married,” he often says(...)

The Courtyard house by Tom de Paor

It’s not every day that a 1940s semi-detached house is celebrated as an architectural wonder, but Tom de Paor’s extension project in Harold’s Cross ha(...)

Irish director Lance Daly has made his Famine film as a revenge tale in the vein of ‘Unforgiven’

Irish language speakers are to be allocated reserved places in student residences at NUI Galway as part of a scheme to boost the language at the unive(...)

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