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Self Build Planning Guide

  The low down on planning permission Getting planning permission Types of planning permission Lodging your application Getting a decision Application assessment process Length of permission   The low down on planning permission You don't have to consult with the planning authority before applying for…

Free playschool places on cards

Parents of children born between March 1 2005 and June 30th, 2006 will be able to avail of one year's pre-school education free if the Government goes ahead with its Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) next January. Jackie Walshe, owner, Playmates Montessori School, Backlanes,…

What can we recycle?

  What can we recycle? Glass Bottle banks are found in many supermarket car parks and local authority areas and usually have separate compartments for clear, green and brown glass. Blue glass can be put into the green bank and clear glass with coloured coatings…

Bedroom Storage Tips

  House and Home talks to interior designer Sinead Kelly about bedroom storage tips: Clutter does not work in bedrooms as it creates stress. To avoid this, have a place for everything and if you can't be organised and tidy, at least have it behind…

Caring for your bed

  The better care you take for your bed the longer it will last and serve you well. Take the advice of the Sleep Council (www.sleepcouncil.com) and follow these ten simple steps. Use a washable, protective cover to protect the mattress (and pillows) from stains.…

Enhance Natural Light

Lighting is an essential part of interior decoration which controls the harmony of colours and affects the whole mood of a room. Despite the fact that artificial lighting has improved over the years, there is absolutely no substitute for natural daylight. Examine the potential for…

Living It Up

  Put all of your effort into planning the space and making sure that it's laid out perfectly for optimum use, so that you can enjoy it in total comfort once you've hung up your paintbrushes; House and Home Ireland's best selling interiors magazine guides…
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