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Living Room Chic

  In the home, the living area, or the receiving room, is one of the busiest rooms. It's also the room guests initially see and form a lasting impression about the home. Hence, the living area should be well-decorated, well-laid out and inviting to guests…

Small Space Saviours

  Nothing makes living conditions feel worse than a small cramped space, so give your head peace and space with the following House and Home tips to opening up your home. Use colour carefully, painting ceilings white and opting for varying tones of the same…

Garden Skills

  Planting Garden compost Vegetative propagation Seed Sowing Digging Drainage Ground preparation Skill: Planting Preparation for planting: Dig the ground, break up lumps and remove large stones to make it easy for the plant roots to grow out into the soil. The addition of organic…

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,…
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