You’re invited to a free mortgage switcher virtual event Switching your mortgage can free up funds to help you make these changes to your home as your wants and needs change. Photograph: Getty Images

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Plant bulbs now to nourish bees and bring spring joy The annual autumn rite of bulb planting is an important period in the gardener’s calendar

In gardening, September is the month of reckonings and new beginnings

President Higgins announces death of his dog Síoda A picture of President Michael D Higgins with Síoda issued with news of the dog’s death. Photograph: Áras an Uachtaráin

With Bród, the Bernese mountain dog has welcomed numerous dignitaries to the Áras

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