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Ireland's favourite celebrity couple are reportedly selling their Goatstown home, which they bought in 2005, for a whopping 1.4 million euro.

The loved-up duo will be moving to Rathmines after buying a large Victorian red brick home on Palmerstown Road.

Huberman and O'Driscoll, both 39, apparently want more space to raise their children, Sadie and Billy.

The rugby legend and actress are known for their down-to-earth vibe and gas social media presence, we're sure they're over the moon with their new gaff.

The high-profile couple allegedly ran up against neighbourhood issues when those living beside them strenuously opposed their plans for a three-storey rear extension and a single-storey side and rear extension.

Their home was sold through private agents Savills, hence why fans can't get a glimpse of the lavish home on 1 Larchfield Road.

Darn, we're just going to have to use our imaginations now, aren't we?


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Exclusive walk-throughs of the house were offered to interested buyers only before the sale was agreed.

The family won't be moving into their new home until the new year, despite buying it in 2016.

Amy has said; “That’ll be our last Christmas in the house but that’s good.”


Rathmines is the first place I ever lived in Ireland.

As a foreigner, I immediately loved the friendly, multicultural atmosphere and the fact that there are so many places to do your shopping, go out for a drink or a bite. 

Actually, after spending two years of my life here, I strongly believe that it is by far the best place to live in Dublin, and here's my reasoning:   

1. Location, location, location


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Rathmines is incredibly close to the city centre yet feels like a little village; 25 minutes walk at most, and barely a few bus stops separate it from Grafton street. 

2. Swan Leisure Centre


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A cheap gym with countless classes, a swimming pool and even a steam room for 30 euros a month. Literally no excuse not to exercise.

3. The Stella Theatre


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The recently reopened cinema shows some new releases as well as classics in the most amazing setting.

Before or after your film, pop into the gorgeous bar upstairs for a delicious cocktail and feel like you are in New York for a minute.

4. Fia


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Technically, Fia is on Rathgar Road, but I choose to consider it a part of Rathmines. This cute cafe offers by far one of the best brunches in Dublin served by the friendliest staff. 

5. The food offer in general


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Hey Donna, Farmer Browns, Two Fifty Square, Manifesto, Little Ass Burrito, Fallon & Byrne, wherever you are looking, there is a lovely affordable place to eat. And we are not even mentioning the Deliveroo options.   

6. The pub scene


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From the young and hip Blackbird to the classic old man pub Slaterry's, Mother Reilly's or Rody Boland, it can actually become hard to pick where to go for a pint with friends. And if you feel like going "out out", Copan is great craic!

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The rental crisis has been out of hand for months now, but this latest listing proves that in Dublin, things are far beyond a crisis point.

A property on Grove Road, Rathmines appeared on Daft.ie, and quickly garnered plenty of attention on social media due to the sheer, insulting ridiculousness that it entails. 

The property (if you can call it that) is listed as a double bed studio apartment, but there is a major catch. 

For the low low price of €650 per month, you can find out the hard way how much you really roll around at night by sleeping on this mattress perched atop a wardrobe.

Oh, and you can see how resilient your ankles are by slipping down a step ladder each morning when descending from your sleeping shelf. 

Twitter user Pete Kavanagh uploaded the snaps to the social media site with a very apt message.

'€650 a month for a single mattress on top of a wardrobe with access only by stepladder.'

'But yeah, avocados and entitlement. Totally.'

The property has since been removed from Daft,ie, either because it has been rented or the site removed it. 

We sincerely hope it's the latter. 


A woman on her bicycle and an articulated lorry collided near Ranelagh in Dublin a little after 12 noon today; the cyclist is now in at St James's Hospital with serious leg injuries. 

A large Garda presence remained for some time at the scene at Grand Parade Bridge, which was for several hours cornered off and preserved so that a technical and forensic examination could take place. The road has since been reopened to traffic.

It is believed that the 39-year-old woman was conscious when paramedics and the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived to treat her.

Her bike was completely crushed in the incident.

Although her injuries are serious, they are not thought to be life-threatening. 

An Garda Síochána this evening told SHEmazing in a statement: "Shortly after midday a female cyclist aged in her late 30s was seriously injured when she was struck by an articulated lorry at the junction of Grand Parade and Ranelagh Road. 

"The cyclist was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and removed by ambulance to St James’s Hospital. Her injuries are understood to be serious."

Thankfully, no one else – including the driver of the lorry – was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station 01 666 9200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

You can read ten tips for safe cycling in Dublin here