Scots pines at Doolough: remnants of Ireland’s ancient pines lay buried beneath. Illustration: Michael Viney

On the other side of the mountain, Doo Lough Pass is a spectacular glacial valley between Mweelrea and the Sheeffry Hills, its stretch of the Wild Atl(...)

Squeezing Spaghnum: Leonie Tijsma (centre left, in yellow vest) guiding a walk on Lodge Bog, part of the Lullymore complex in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tadhg Ó Corcora

Joni Mitchell neatly summed up a paradox about conservation in a single line from one of her most memorable 1970s songs, Big Yellow Taxi: “You don’t k(...)

Straboy Wind Energy Ltd sought permission for 25 turbines with 64m hub heights and 71m rotor blades. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

The Irish wind industry has suffered another major setback with a decision by An Bord Pleanála to overturn Donegal County Council’s approval for 25 la(...)

Where would we be without summer camps? At home driving each other bonkers, that’s where. The summer camps market has exploded in the past deca(...)