Advice

Tenants Rights and Obligations

  If you pay rent to a landlord for the use of accommodation or property you are a tenant. The main legislation governing these rights and obligations is set down in the Landlord and Tenants Acts 1967 - 1994 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2004…

What's a Snag List?

  What's a snag list?A snag list is an inventory of the things you are not happy with when a building project is finished, but in reality it's anything but simple. Snag list occurs in phases at the end of a building project and is…

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.…
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