Bare ruined choirs: a derelict Church of Ireland church in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History begins with a number of essays. Those on architecture and stained glass by Michael O’Neill and David La(...)

John Kehoe (left) and James Connolly stack turf to dry on a bog near Portarlington, Co Laois. Bord na Móna says sales of peat briquettes have risen by nearly half on 2012 figures. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cold snap isputting increased pressure on Bord na Móna, with demand for peat briquettes increasing 67 per cent in March. Bord na Móna(...)