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Friday 18 December, 2020

Bye-bye cool grey, hello colour: The home design trends every 2021 buyer should know about
# 2021
# 2021

Bye-bye cool grey, hello colour: The home design trends every 2021 buyer should know about

Dec 18th 2020, 5:13 PM 15,830 Views 1 Comment

Elaine Verdon of Leo + Cici shares her trend predictions for the year to come.

Monday 2 November, 2020

Laptop looking lonely? Under-€20 interiors buys to warm up your home desk for winter
# Working Nine To Five
# Working Nine To Five

Laptop looking lonely? Under-€20 interiors buys to warm up your home desk for winter

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:37 PM 11,175 Views 0 Comments

If you’re facing into many more months working from home, here’s how to liven up your space.

Monday 13 July, 2020

'Pack all the chargers and remotes in one box': 8 homeowners share tips for doing moving day right
# Movers And Shakers
# Movers And Shakers

'Pack all the chargers and remotes in one box': 8 homeowners share tips for doing moving day right

Jul 13th 2020, 5:35 PM 5,057 Views 2 Comments

Plus a few mistakes they’ve learned from along the way.

Monday 8 June, 2020

‘Don't forget that you still need space to walk around’: 7 mistakes to avoid when buying a sofa
# Sit Down Next To Me
# Sit Down Next To Me

‘Don't forget that you still need space to walk around’: 7 mistakes to avoid when buying a sofa

Jun 8th 2020, 5:01 PM 8,454 Views 2 Comments

Just because a sofa fits in the room doesn’t mean it’s the right size, says Emily Westbrooks.

Monday 18 May, 2020

Toddler to teen: 9 design tricks to future-proof your child's bedroom for a space that lasts
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Toddler to teen: 9 design tricks to future-proof your child's bedroom for a space that lasts

May 18th 2020, 5:04 PM 11,551 Views 4 Comments

From the storage to the bedding, some forward planning can save you time and money later.

Friday 1 May, 2020

Dull to delightful: 6 readers share their before-and-after living room transformations
# Changing Rooms
# Changing Rooms

Dull to delightful: 6 readers share their before-and-after living room transformations

May 1st 2020, 2:12 PM 21,869 Views 6 Comments

Emily Westbrooks takes a look inside a selection of homes across the country.

Monday 20 April, 2020

'The rocket mural is wonky but he loves it': 5 design fans share their kids’ bedrooms
# The Kids Are Alright
# The Kids Are Alright

'The rocket mural is wonky but he loves it': 5 design fans share their kids’ bedrooms

Apr 20th 2020, 5:05 PM 11,996 Views 3 Comments

Featuring homemade artwork, IKEA furniture hacks, and lots of bright paint colours.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

The real-world guide to cooking with kids: How to do it while maintaining your sanity
# Kitchen Nightmares
# Kitchen Nightmares

The real-world guide to cooking with kids: How to do it while maintaining your sanity

Mar 24th 2020, 5:10 PM 1,803 Views 2 Comments

‘You might not need exactly 20 blueberries counted out… but your kids don’t know that.’

Monday 23 March, 2020

Can't get comfortable? 8 easy fixes that'll upgrade your working-from-home space
# It's The Little Things
# It's The Little Things

Can't get comfortable? 8 easy fixes that'll upgrade your working-from-home space

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:09 PM 5,650 Views 1 Comment

Seasoned home-working veteran Emily Westbrooks has a few tips.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Want to stay updated? Sign up to our weekly Parenting Newsletter
# You've Got Mail
# You've Got Mail

Want to stay updated? Sign up to our weekly Parenting Newsletter

Feb 25th 2020, 5:07 PM 315 Views 0 Comments

It only takes a few seconds – and we’ll look after the rest.

Monday 12 August, 2019

'I love the light-filled drawing room': Inside this manor house that a family restored from dereliction
# How We Live
# How We Live

'I love the light-filled drawing room': Inside this manor house that a family restored from dereliction

Aug 12th 2019, 10:38 AM 4,621 Views 0 Comments

Eilin O’Carroll takes us through a day behind her front doors – the former stables she lives in, and the manor she is renovating.

Friday 2 August, 2019

'The minute I saw it, I loved it': Inside this stylish self-build tailored for a growing family
# How We Live
# How We Live

'The minute I saw it, I loved it': Inside this stylish self-build tailored for a growing family

Aug 2nd 2019, 5:14 PM 4,443 Views 1 Comment

Breda Meere takes us through a day behind her front door.

Monday 29 July, 2019

'I bought it for my own living room': 7 Ikea furniture pieces that designers love - for under €200
# My Best Buys
# My Best Buys

'I bought it for my own living room': 7 Ikea furniture pieces that designers love - for under €200

Jul 29th 2019, 5:01 PM 18,744 Views 1 Comment

From comfy chairs to vibrant kids’ beds.

'It feels like you are up in the trees': Inside this yoga-friendly family home in Cork
# How We Live
# How We Live

'It feels like you are up in the trees': Inside this yoga-friendly family home in Cork

Jul 29th 2019, 5:01 PM 2,669 Views 0 Comments

Loretta Kennedy takes us through a day behind her front door.

Thursday 25 July, 2019

How much do people save for their mortgage deposit? 5 real buyers share what they put aside

How much do people save for their mortgage deposit? 5 real buyers share what they put aside

Jul 25th 2019, 4:52 PM 12,051 Views 0 Comments

And what kept them motivated through the savings journey.

Monday 22 July, 2019

'I can't believe I got away with pink': Inside this totally renovated 1970s home in Dublin
# How We Live
# How We Live

'I can't believe I got away with pink': Inside this totally renovated 1970s home in Dublin

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:26 PM 3,420 Views 0 Comments

Rachel takes us through a day behind her front door.

Monday 15 July, 2019

'We couldn't afford to buy our dream house, so we created one': Inside this stylish and bright semi-d in Cork
# How We Live
# How We Live

'We couldn't afford to buy our dream house, so we created one': Inside this stylish and bright semi-d in Cork

Jul 15th 2019, 5:20 PM 4,259 Views 0 Comments

Magda Watroba takes us through a day behind her front door.

Friday 12 July, 2019

Sleep Here: Take the whole family glamping (without the tents) in this cosy Co Clare cabin
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Sleep Here: Take the whole family glamping (without the tents) in this cosy Co Clare cabin

Jul 12th 2019, 4:07 PM 1,621 Views 0 Comments

The former horse truck as been “permanently put to pasture” – and now sleeps five comfortably.

'I'll be back at Slieve League to finish the cliff walk soon': Map-maker Paul O'Dwyer shares his favourite bits of Ireland
# My Favourite Places
# My Favourite Places

'I'll be back at Slieve League to finish the cliff walk soon': Map-maker Paul O'Dwyer shares his favourite bits of Ireland

Jul 12th 2019, 4:07 PM 3,294 Views 1 Comment

Including a Wicklow cafe with some of the soundest staff in Ireland.

Monday 8 July, 2019

'The porch is a suntrap in the mornings': Exploring Rosemarie's light-filled bungalow in Kilkenny
# How We Live
# How We Live

'The porch is a suntrap in the mornings': Exploring Rosemarie's light-filled bungalow in Kilkenny

Jul 8th 2019, 5:54 PM 3,647 Views 0 Comments

Rosemarie Durr takes us through a day behind her front door (starting with breakfast al fresco).

Friday 5 July, 2019

'No competition for the best ice cream': Food truck owner Brian Walsh shares his favourite spots around Ireland
# My Favourite Places
# My Favourite Places

'No competition for the best ice cream': Food truck owner Brian Walsh shares his favourite spots around Ireland

Jul 5th 2019, 5:45 PM 3,143 Views 0 Comments

Including the best beach for a sunrise swim.

Sleep Here: Lean in to your romantic side at this stylishly converted stone barn in Meath
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Sleep Here: Lean in to your romantic side at this stylishly converted stone barn in Meath

Jul 5th 2019, 5:45 PM 1,661 Views 0 Comments

Once home to cows and chickens, the Crows’ Hermitage is now a breathtaking stayover spot.

Monday 1 July, 2019

'I love seeing the sun through the arched windows': Inside Tríona's five-bedroom West Cork bungalow
# How We Live
# How We Live

'I love seeing the sun through the arched windows': Inside Tríona's five-bedroom West Cork bungalow

Jul 1st 2019, 5:34 PM 2,001 Views 0 Comments

Tríona and her husband moved from city to country last summer.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Sleep Here: Make friends with donkeys, lambs, ducks and geese on Meath's Kiltale Farm
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Sleep Here: Make friends with donkeys, lambs, ducks and geese on Meath's Kiltale Farm

Jun 28th 2019, 5:08 PM 730 Views 2 Comments

If feeding hens and milking goats sounds like your kind of holiday activity, book a stay on Kiltale Farm.

'Skellig Michael really is like its own world': Professional vagabond Rob Rankin shares his favourite Irish places
# My Favourite Places
# My Favourite Places

'Skellig Michael really is like its own world': Professional vagabond Rob Rankin shares his favourite Irish places

Jun 28th 2019, 5:08 PM 1,130 Views 1 Comment

From a town destroyed by plague to a memorable banoffee pie – the highlights of a life well travelled.

Monday 24 June, 2019

'I love the view of green fields from the upstairs landing': Inside this bright and airy self-build in rural Galway
# How We Live
# How We Live

'I love the view of green fields from the upstairs landing': Inside this bright and airy self-build in rural Galway

Jun 24th 2019, 5:31 PM 6,427 Views 1 Comment

Aisling Donnellan talks us through a day inside her front door.

Friday 21 June, 2019

Sleep Here: A converted Georgian gate lodge in the heart of the Wicklow mountains
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Sleep Here: A converted Georgian gate lodge in the heart of the Wicklow mountains

Jun 21st 2019, 4:29 PM 2,003 Views 0 Comments

Stay alongside a growing family, ponies, dogs and a terrapin.

'It's a proper pub with no TV!' Surfer Pete Hynes shares his favourite Irish places
# My Favourite Places
# My Favourite Places

'It's a proper pub with no TV!' Surfer Pete Hynes shares his favourite Irish places

Jun 21st 2019, 4:28 PM 1,926 Views 0 Comments

From Sligo’s best breakfast to a unique beach – the highlights of a life well travelled

Monday 17 June, 2019

'The cosy living room is my happy place': Inside this homely and stylish 1930s terrace in Marino
# How We Live
# How We Live

'The cosy living room is my happy place': Inside this homely and stylish 1930s terrace in Marino

Jun 17th 2019, 5:04 PM 6,422 Views 2 Comments

Marketing manager and mum Joanna Carley takes us through a day behind her front door.

Friday 14 June, 2019

Sleep Here: Drift off in a luxury glamping pod among the trees at Castle Ward Estate
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Sleep Here: Drift off in a luxury glamping pod among the trees at Castle Ward Estate

Jun 14th 2019, 5:22 PM 1,998 Views 0 Comments

Spend the night on the spectacular grounds of this 18th century manor.

'On a calm day you'll see Skellig Michael': Photographer Jeremy Simpson shares his favourite Irish places
# My Favourite Places
# My Favourite Places

'On a calm day you'll see Skellig Michael': Photographer Jeremy Simpson shares his favourite Irish places

Jun 14th 2019, 5:21 PM 1,571 Views 2 Comments

Here’s where the New Zealand native goes for incredible photos (and an Irish fry).

'There's a right and wrong way to microwave': 8 mistakes you've probably been making with your leftovers
# Better On Day Two
# Better On Day Two

'There's a right and wrong way to microwave': 8 mistakes you've probably been making with your leftovers

Jun 14th 2019, 1:04 PM 23,716 Views 8 Comments

Here’s how to fix them (and avoid dried-out day #2 lasagne).

Monday 10 June, 2019

'We can sit and weather-watch all day long': Inside this Sligo home with magical sky views
# How We Live
# How We Live

'We can sit and weather-watch all day long': Inside this Sligo home with magical sky views

Jun 10th 2019, 5:13 PM 3,717 Views 0 Comments

Digital marketer Aoife Porter takes us through a day behind her front door.

Friday 7 June, 2019

Sleep Here: A one-of-a-kind houseboat (that's moored outside a pub)
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Sleep Here: A one-of-a-kind houseboat (that's moored outside a pub)

Jun 7th 2019, 4:01 PM 2,211 Views 0 Comments

The Roisin Dubh in Sallins, Co Kildare is warm, cosy, and unique.

'Not many people know about the ruined castle': A lifelong traveller and foodie shares his favourite Irish places
# My Favourite Places
# My Favourite Places

'Not many people know about the ruined castle': A lifelong traveller and foodie shares his favourite Irish places

Jun 7th 2019, 4:00 PM 2,277 Views 0 Comments

From isolated hikes to a very special ice-cream – William Barry on the highlights of a life well travelled.

'Check out the tapas bar run by two surfers': 6 up-and-coming holiday spots around Ireland, according to insiders
# Holiday Spots
# Holiday Spots

'Check out the tapas bar run by two surfers': 6 up-and-coming holiday spots around Ireland, according to insiders

Jun 7th 2019, 3:57 PM 18,685 Views 4 Comments

From Strandhill to the Copper Coast, here are the places to get off the beaten track in 2019.

Friday 31 May, 2019

How to decide what you want in a home - and know what you really need
# Daft Ftb Advice
# Daft Ftb Advice

How to decide what you want in a home - and know what you really need

May 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 2,377 Views 0 Comments

No home is perfect. So what’s the best way to tell the difference between wants and needs? We talked to the experts.

7 things you should say to an estate agent (and two things you shouldn’t)
# Daft Ftb Advice
# Daft Ftb Advice

7 things you should say to an estate agent (and two things you shouldn’t)

May 31st 2019, 5:00 AM 7,587 Views 0 Comments

We got the inside scoop from the agents themselves.

Through the door: An essential checklist to make the most of that home viewing
# Daft Ftb Advice
# Daft Ftb Advice

Through the door: An essential checklist to make the most of that home viewing

May 31st 2019, 4:00 AM 60 Views 0 Comments

Heading out to see a home? Here’s what to keep in mind as you walk in.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

Disconnect from modern life in this island cottage with only candles for light
# Sleep Here
# Sleep Here

Disconnect from modern life in this island cottage with only candles for light

May 30th 2019, 2:26 PM 3,725 Views 1 Comment

Only seals live on Great Blasket Island today – but you can stay in one of five traditional cottages.

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