9 Irish country house hotels with enchanted gardens to enjoy this summer There’s something for everyone to discover at Ireland’s Blue Book properties this summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s Blue Book has superb hotels and country houses all across the country, with wonderful gardens to explore

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Whale found dead on Wexford beach likely to be minke, says conservation group Irish Whale and Dolphin Group sightings officer Pádraig Whooley told The Irish Times the whale found dead  in Wexford  was most likely to be a minke. File photograph: iStock

More study on numbers of whale strandings needed – Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Catholic primary school will not teach bishops’ Flourish RSE resource Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell is patron of Lacken national school at Blessington, Co Wicklow. File photograph:  John McElroy

LGBT+ issue: Decision follows objections by parents who feel programme does not fit with State’s stance

The quick and easy way to great looking hair this summer Kelly Fitzsimons keeps her legions of Instagram followers entertained with quick and easy hair and makeup tutorials. Photographs: Al Higgins. Video: The Production Company. Styling: Lesiele Juliet

Kelly Fitzsimons has been testing the Dyson Corrale hair straightener and has discovered it’s a brilliant tool to help create versatile styles with less reliance on heat

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