Tanya Sweeney

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The kitchen is not just a place to make breakfast; it’s an extension of our personalities, our bank balances and our tastes. Photograph: Getty Images

In my younger years, I could take or leave kitchens. The only appliances that got any kind of strenuous workout in my homes were the kettle and microw(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there was ever a Dublin club whose reputation precedes it, it’s Harcourt Street’s Copper Face Jacks. Even the Lonely Planet got wind of that i(...)

 Miranda de Pencier, Amybeth McNulty and Moira Walley-Beckett at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. Photograph: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Anne with an E, the critically acclaimed series based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, and starring young Donegal actor (...)

Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

What: Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow see myhome.ie How much: €299,000 Why: Artist Gillian Deeney had passed by this pretty cottage near Tinahely man(...)

Hipster style: Using industrial accents, reclaimed wooden pallets and battered mid-century furniture was, in the very first instance at least, likely borne out of financial necessity. Getty

You don’t need me to tell you that home design trends come and go with alarming speed. It seems like mere moments ago when we were buying into full-bl(...)

Concealed pregnancies: during a study carried out in 2015, midwife Sylvia Murphy-Tighe spoke to women who described their fear of being pregnant as “paralysing”. Photograph: Getty

The baby girl was stillborn. Her mother gave birth in a car in Birr, Co Offaly on March 29th, following a “concealed pregnancy” and presented at Midla(...)

Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis in Sex and the City: still influential 20 years later

As if we needed reminding that the late 1990s was a golden era for TV, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of many much-loved series, among them Dawson’s (...)

Linda Barker: Throughout the 17 series of ‘Changing Rooms”, the wow factor was paramount.

In its 1990s hey day, the BBC home makeover show Changing Rooms commanded an audience of 10 million and spawned dozens of imitators. And no wonder. Wi(...)

Beauty blogger Grace Mongey: ‘We got the call saying the house was ours, and it was such a surreal moment.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The way the current media narrative tells it, millennials are finding it near nigh impossible to get a toehold on the current property ladder. Much of(...)

Put the space under your stairs to good use. Photograph: Getty Images

A few weeks ago, while visiting the author John Boyne’s vast bachelor pad, I learned the meaning of the word “envy” afresh. I bit down on my tongue as(...)

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