Whirlpool recall tumble dryers that have not yet been modified to safety standards

Home appliance company Whirlpool is preparing to launch a recall of tumble dryers that have not yet been modified under its long-running safety campaign.

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Design/Life: Profile of woodturner Hilary Hale By Aileen Lee

Design/Life: Profile of woodturner Hilary Hale By Aileen Lee

Aileen Lee speaks to woodturner, Hilary Hale.

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Small wonders: Size does not have to be an issue for outdoor seating areas and patios

Small wonders: Size does not have to be an issue for outdoor seating areas and patios

Kya deLongchamps demonstrates that even the most petite of patios and summer seating areas offer enormous entertainment opportunities

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Bringing art to the great outdoors

Bringing art to the great outdoors

I studied veterinary medicine in UCD. From there, I went working in the Curragh and London, before travelling to Cornwall, where I worked in the early 1990s. I was then in Dublin for 12 years, before returning to Cork with the intention of setting up my own practice.

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Do your homework to make smart use of hardworking office

Do your homework to make smart use of hardworking office

Kya deLongchamps puts the executive details into your home office with her practical guide

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Pad it out - transform your home with cushions

Pad it out - transform your home with cushions

It might seem super easy to accessorise with a scattering of cushions, but using multiples of the little beauties needs some thought and more than a few professional tips for success, writes Carol O’Callaghan

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Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

I studied art as a mature student, doing a part-time course at night in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).

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Checked the electrics lately? 7 signs your home needs rewiring

Checked the electrics lately? 7 signs your home needs rewiring

It’s easy to never give the electrics a second thought, but potentially dangerous warning signs should never be ignored, warns Lisa Salmon.

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Life in a vacuum: Your guide to choosing vacuum cleaners

Whether you’re ready to go cordless or not, Kya deLongchamps advises keeping your wits and watts about you when choosing a new vacuum cleaner.

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Vintage view: How old stone and brick walls can benefit from lime render

Hugh Dorrian of Stoneware Studios tells Kya deLongchamps how old stone and brick walls that have been coated in cement render, benefit from the re-introduction of lime render on the outside or lime plaster inside.

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'People will die in their own homes', says campaigner for elderly as over 6,000 on waiting list for home support

Paddy O’Brien, one of the country’s foremost crusaders on behalf of the elderly, said the difficulties people are experiencing accessing home help are “worse now” than he has ever seen.

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TD calls for emergeny Dáil debate on plans to slash home help hours

The Dáil must hold an urgent debate on HSE plans to slash new home help hours when it returns on Tuesday amid fears families will be left with "no choice" other than to send their elderly relatives to nursing homes.

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Call for overhaul of how HSE awards home help contracts

The head of the organisation that represents private home care providers has called for an overhaul of the way the HSE awards care package contracts to companies that look after the elderly in their homes.

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HSE restricts access to home helps

A HSE service vital to ensuring that elderly people can remain in their homes has been largely closed to new applicants until next November at a time when there are more than 6,000 people on waiting lists.

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Ready to generate your own electricity?

Kya deLongchamps starts her journey toward mirco-generation with photovoltaic solar panels that can produce free, green electricity.

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Collectors poised to swoop on Cork for major antiques fair

Jewellery, silver, art, furniture and militaria will lure treasure-hunters in their droves, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Expressionist artist puts bishop in frame

Des O’Sullivan casts an eye over Morgan O’Driscoll’s online art sale BISHOP Willie Walsh of Killaloe is generally considered by liberals in Ireland to be one of the good guys.

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Reclaiming style: Salvage is a thriving aspect of modern interior design

Salvage is no longer the preserve of rough and ready rag and bone yards, but a thriving aspect of modern interior design with built-in conservation and eco credentials, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Wish List: This week's top buys for your home

Esther N McCarthy sorts out your shelves and shells as part of this week’s picks.

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Drink in all the benefits of brewing your own chamomile

Put the kettle on, make a cuppa and read on to see why Fiann Ó Nualláin loves this tipple

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Ideal Home Show returns to RDS

The Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show returns to the RDS this weekend with an estimated 30,000 people expected to attend.

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Lights, Kopper, action: style and design meet in Emmet’s Kreation

Aileen Lee interviews Emmet Bosonnet, Founder of Kopper Kreation

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WISH LIST: Tuli table lamps, comfy cushions and cool cookware

Fancy a Tuli lamp, stripy pillow or a ceramic pitcher, well, look here, says Esther McCarthy.

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Shelf life as Cork designer scales new heights

Des O’Sullivan previews the exciting work poised to go on show at The European Fine Art Fair.

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Vintage View: The luminous legacy of Lalique beguiles

The luminous legacy of Lalique glass beguiles Kya deLongchamps.

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Calm, bright, moody or dramatic? 3 experts reveal how to style 2019’s boldest blues

Dubbed the new neutral, blue is making waves in our homes once again. Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to take the plunge.

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The fine art of developing concrete ideas

Aileen Balfe: Designer and co-founder Ail+El Design

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Vintage view: The sweeping saga of the curtain

Kya deLongchamps recounts the sweeping saga of the curtain.

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Wish List: Lifting the home with bright spring colours

With spring in the air it could be the right time to give your home a lift with these bright ideas, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Being tidy takes more than TV

Marie Kondo takes to our television screens to get our homes in order — but can she really emancipate us from mess, asks Carol O’Callaghan.

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Pieces and prices to suit range of buyers: James Adam at Home Sale

Des O’Sullivan previews the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin.

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Don’t be a plank when it comes to choosing right floor for home

Kya deLongchamps reminds us that quality, materials, and even our heating choices should inform our choice in new flooring.

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Wish List: Staying on trend from coral clocks to tropical tumblers

From coral clocks to tropical tumblers, Esther McCarthy helps you stay on trend.

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Space it out: The challenge of designing small rooms

Designing small rooms doesn’t mean have to mean compromising on style and personal taste, but practical needs and planning are essential to success, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Vintage View: Stirring up the eras up in our interiors

Kya deLongchamps encourages us to stir the eras up in our interiors —with a little polite planning, of course.

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Under cover to find the best bed linen for a comfortable night's sleep

Choose your bed linens with care to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and to keep their maintenance to a minimum, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Tricks of the trade that can save you time and money

Kya Longchamps reveals 20 ingenious DIY hacks and techniques to simplify matters when you need to do work around the house.

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Wish List: Cool and quirky additions to give your home a lift

January doesn’t have to be dreary — you can give your home a lift with some of these cool and quirky additions, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Simple steps to curb clutter and create a happier, more orderly home

Get your home fit for 2019 with a much-needed clutter diet. Gabrielle Fagan asks calm queen Debora Robertson for some expert tips.

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8 things you can throw away right now – so you can keep your books

Marie Kondo has set social media aflame by suggesting books be discarded as part of a January clean. Here’s a few things to get rid of first.

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House plants are back in fashion with wellness-loving millennials: Here are 5 calming ones to buy

If you’re a fan of tapping up Instagram or Pinterest for interiors inspiration, you’ll probably have noticed the influx of houseplants on your feed.

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Important relationships with our mattress explained

Seven years seems to be a critical period of time for relationships, including the one we have with our mattress, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Turn up the heat in your home

Heat pumps and other ‘new’ systems are beginning to look attractive, but they often only make sense as part of a wider overhaul, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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Carpet cleaning: Should you hire a professional or do it yourself?

Carpets can look as good as new when cleaned, but should you buy your own cleaner or hire a pro? Lisa Salmon investigates.

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Here's some space-saving hacks for homes with limited room

There is a line between cosy and cluttered, and these tips and tricks will help you not to cross it.

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Meet the cleaning influencers who are keeping followers clean, calm and collected

Cleaning influencers are having a moment and their content can have a profoundly therapeutic effect on followers. Liz Connor finds out why.

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Wish List: Classy place-setting to cute snowmen to get through the shortest days

Esther N McCarthy raises a toast (or even a bagel) to household kit and bright ideas to cheer you through the shortest days, from a classy place-setting to the cutest snowman.

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Christmas trees: How to make their scent last all season

Want your home to smell festive? Hannah Stephenson explains how.

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Why art can be the perfect gift that says something special

Buying art as a Christmas gift offers options for all ages and tastes, and something of lasting value which won’t be thrown away, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Go with the grain to give your home a natural look

Kya deLongchamps argues that simple styling in plain wood furniture & accessorising will simply never date.

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Design Life with Laura Vaughan: Interior and textile designer

Interior and textile designer Laura Vaughan lighting the way for vibrant design.

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Wish List: Bathrooms, candles and winter throws

From bathrooms that make a splash to candles and winter throws to keep you toasty, Esther N McCarthy wraps up her must-have home products for the week.

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Get smart and plug into classy and cool kitchen gadgets

Kya deLongchamps explores some current kitchen wizardry that is well worth a star slot on the counter

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Retail therapy with a difference

For retail therapy with a difference, events are taking place in the coming weeks selling locally-designed and hand-made products, writes Carol O’Callaghan

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Dermot Bannon discusses his toughest clients - his kids

Dermot Bannon is embarking on his biggest makeover to date — moving into his new home. He talks to Esther McCarthy about his toughest clients yet: his kids

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Destination style: 3 expert takes on the nomadic decor trend

Feeling adventurous? Gabrielle Fagan reveals three routes for channeling nomadic travel-inspired themes.

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Clever home touches on a an even more clever budget

Whether you live in rented accommodation or a starter home, a new book says you can apply your own style on a budget, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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VINTAGE VIEW: The period wall mirror

Looking into a conversation piece that's a decorative fix? Kya deLongchamps says a period wall mirror provides a sparkling value-buy.

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Design Life: A quilt that covers the issues

Design life of Textile artist, Mary Palmer.

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