The AO Show Home To Improve Special With Dermot Bannon

Dermot Bannon joined the AO Show for a chat and was on hand this morning to give Oonagh some much needed advice on the best way to do up the house she has bought with her hubby and he also admitted to one of his biggest DIY disasters involving his cat. 


Listen To the Podcast Below 




The Simon Open Door Initiative 

Dermot also spoke about the RIAI Simon Open Door initiative which is now in its 15th year. The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Simon Community are calling on members of the public to sign up to the 15th annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. In return for a €95 donation, homeowners can receive an hour-long consultation with an RIAI-registered architect to discuss building, rebuilding or renovating their homes. All funds raised go directly to the Simon Community to support their work in tackling homelessness.

This year RIAI Simon Open Door runs from Saturday, 11th May until Sunday, 19th May. Last year’s event was the most successful yet, architects across Ireland held a total of 1,820 consultations with homeowners to discuss renovations, rebuilds and new homes with a record sum of €163,800 raised. For 2019, sights are set on reaching a grand combined total of €1 million raised over the 15 years of the RIAI Simon Open Door initiative, and the RIAI and the Simon Community are calling on homeowners to get involved.


Registration for the event is now open and people are encouraged to book a slot with an RIAI-registered architect in their local area by visiting