Shared love of the Irish language: Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí with Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

(...) you marry an English speaker. The richness and the beauty of the language is not appreciated in(...)

A massed planting of Betula ‘Fascination’ in Helen Dillon’s Dublin front garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Gardening: Time to hug the trees

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The lengthening evenings and gentler chill in the air are starting to suggest spring is on the way. The heavier foundations and deep hues that we a(...)

The Mother Daughter relationship
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  • February 28, 2015, 06:00

(...) existence. An opera singer, maybe. Or a model. In her 20s and 30s she looked like a Mediterranean beauty(...)

When Londoner Claire Vero noticed changes in her skin in her late 20s, she decided it was time to make “a serious change” to her skincare routine. (...)

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The partridge’s shift from ubiquity to extreme rarity is a textbook illustration of the intimate relationship between wildlife and farming practices.

(...) enhanced the beauty of his fields.He has discovered an unexpected economic gain as well. Aphids, those tiny(...)

Delightfully alternative: Carabus problematicus, widespread on Ireland’s mountain heaths and moraines. Illustration: Michael Viney

My wellies stand on the slate-flagged floor of the porch, and each morning for days a beetle has been under one of them, black and shiny, quite common(...)

(...) worming across her cheeks, she’d be a beauty, my Marlene. Mark Cuculann follows her in. Marlene sees me(...)