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# Room to improve

Last month
January 2023
# Room to improve
Leinster setting the pace in Champions Cup but province can still hit another level
Leo Cullen’s side are on an impressive winning streak but can add more to their game.
Last year
2022
# Room to improve
'Just a shame we couldn't create something special' - Ireland bow out of T20 World Cup
Ireland will go home with memories to savour after losing out to New Zealand.
# Room to improve
'We will always question ourselves but we want to stay true to the DNA of Leinster rugby'
Leo Cullen admits it’s going to be ‘a long summer’ after a promising season for the province ends with no silverware.
# Room to improve
Munster spirit is alive and well ahead of intriguing Exeter rematch
The province put in a major shift in defeat to Exeter but their attack leaves much to be desired.
# Room to improve
Dermot Bannon - less focus on 'super cool' homes as people now prioritise comfort and warmth
The Room to Improve host speaks to The Journal ahead of the new TV show season airing tonight.
All time
# Room to improve
'I question whether we had that belief' - Friend reflects on a difficult night for Connacht
Andy Friend saw his side leak seven tries after taking an early lead against Leinster.
# Room to improve
Griffin's star turn papers over cracks as Ireland close the book on a difficult year
The Ireland captain scored two tries in a comeback win against Japan, but for large periods the home team struggled at the RDS.
# Room to improve
Michael Obafemi omitted from Swansea City squad for disciplinary reasons
‘You have to behave every day like what you are – a professional footballer,’ says boss Russell Martin.
# New Challenge
Hugo Keenan hopes 'serious' South African sides can push Leinster on
The province play the Bulls at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
# Room to improve
'I feel I’m better than what I’ve shown' - Molumby determined to step up for Ireland
The midfielder is hoping to feature against Portugal on Wednesday.
Voices
Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.
# Room to improve
England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic
Sterling headed home a Jack Grealish cross to seal a narrow win at Wembley.
# Room to improve
'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge
Elements of Ireland’s play have come in for criticism following the Six Nations defeat to France.
# Room to improve
Connacht 'heading in the right direction' as trio return to training
Paddy McAllister, Tiernan O’Halloran and Eoghan Masterson are all back training ahead of Friday’s game against the Dragons.
# Room to improve
Champions League football will help Chelsea 'recruit in certain areas', says Lampard
Lampard refused to blame goalkeeper Kepa for his side’s shortcomings this season, but the Blues may well address the position this summer.
# room to soak
Dermot Bannon wins 'open bathtub' planning battle with neighbour
Bannon didn’t have planning permission for the outdoor structures where the bathtub is located.
# good enough to eat
Before and after: How three Insta-perfect kitchens were transformed from drab to dazzling
Simple, inspiring kitchen transformations from real Irish homes.
# Room to improve
'Today was good but there is more in us,' says Andy Farrell
The Ireland head coach was thrilled with today’s win but believes bigger tests lie up ahead.
# Room to improve
McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try
The out-half’s try was a ‘killer’ for Scotland on the stroke of half-time.
# Room to improve
Embarrassment of riches at out-half won't hinder young guns' development, says Contepomi
‘They need to understand they need to play to their strength without compromising our system or the way Leinster wants to play.’
# Room to improve
'We should not start lying to ourselves that everything is fine when it's not'
Premier League leaders Liverpool are by no means perfect, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
# Room to improve
Cullen wants 7-try Leinster to be even more clinical
The province scored seven tries for the second week running, but the head coach was annoyed by the chances they left behind.
# Room to improve
Grand Slam success only the start for McNamara's band of brothers
Munster prop Josh Wycherley wants the side to push on and challenge at this summer’s U20 World Championship.
# Room to improve
Munster have 'massive room for improvement' ahead of Exeter showdown
Johann van Graan is pleased with the confidence within his group.
# Room to View
Dermot Bannon said 200 people showed up to have a nose around his gaff when it went on sale
Fair enough.
# Housing Crisis
Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'
The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.
# Dermot Bannon
Oh no! Dermot Bannon said the next season of Room to Improve won't be ready by January
Winter won’t be the same.
# Dermot Bannon
What Percent Dermot Bannon Are You?
The nation’s favourite architect.
# Room to improve
Dermot Bannon's sold his gaff in Drumcondra for a very tidy sum
The house was snapped up.
# Room to improve
'We have to try and match what Leinster are doing - they are the champion side'
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac says Leinster’s strength in depth has been key to their success, and his side must try and build on their playing resources.
# michael stokes
'What a privilege to have known this amazing young man': Tributes paid to popular teen who has died aged 15
Michael Stokes had been fostered by his teacher Ann Higgins and her husband Barry.
# michael stokes
Dermot Bannon says he is "heartbroken" over the death of Michael Stokes
“I feel so privileged to have known him.”
# ye to improve
Kanye could be appearing on Room To Improve if Dermot Bannon has his way
The television moment of the century?
# Room to improve
10 Irish celebs who should be the new co-presenter of Room to Improve
The Rubberbandits should definitely be considered.
# Room to improve
7 Irish celebs who should go on the next series of Room to Improve
If the show’s going to be about big budget projects, it might as well feature more celebs.
# Room to improve
The Room To Improve 'best bits' episode had everyone missing quantity surveyor Patricia
Plus, more reflections from the series that was.
# Room to improve
'It is very important...This is the fifth final we've played in, we've lost the previous four'
Brendan Maher is chasing an elusive first league medal in Nowlan Park on Sunday.
# Room to improve
Dermot Bannon was at his wit's end over a door on the finale of Room to Improve
That’s it for another year.
# Architecture
'How I created my dream home from a house that hadn't been renovated since 1934'
Home renovations often take more time and money than planned.
# Oscar for Dermot
Katie from Room to Improve thinks Dermot deserves an Oscar after last Sunday's episode
Apparently it was all editing and acting skills.