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Nick Miller painting Ann Marie Hourihane at Laois Arthouse in Stradbally. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

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Sean Coughlan: ‘There are conversations happening on boards.ie which are very relevant to what’s going on in Ireland’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Ann Marie Hourihane keeps an eye on the bees during a Louth Beekeepers Association demonstration in Castleknock; Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Many hands shaken as royals work the crowd in town hall

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