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White goods dumped on the Great South Wall in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Prosecution for littering offences is both ineffective and inadequate in Ireland, according to new research which reveals fewer than half of littering(...)

Many Irish gardens are filled with one of the best and earliest-ever displays of snowdrops. Photograph: Moment/Getty

If you’re an experienced gardener, then you’ll already know that plants have surprisingly scant regard for the calendar year. Instead seasonality is a(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Grainne Byrne: “Friends advised me to take a few jobs off my CV and my LinkedIn to make myself look younger”

Every day that passes we add six hours on to our average life expectancy. A baby born in the developed world today could conceivably live to be 142 ye(...)

Carole Baijings and Stefan Scholten, who created the Elements collection for J Hill Standard Eamonn Terry, master glasscutter

‘Hard, beautiful, empty and easy to see through,” was F Scott Fitzgerald’s description in a short story of a cut-glass bowl given to a woman by her t(...)

Rob Penn: “I couldn’t believe that in Ireland, the game of hurley was still being played with an ash stick.”

When Robert Penn was a boy, he grew to love the ash tree by the gate that led to the field where he played near his home on the Isle of Man. It was a(...)

Norovirus was found in a raw-oyster-processing plant in Co Donegal, Hong Kong’s centre for food safety said.

It hasn’t all been good news on the export front for food targeting the Asian market of late.An outbreak of the food- poisoning novovirus has led to t(...)

Enda Kenny: “We want these offices to be embraced as part of the local authorities, to become synonymous with enterprise, with investment.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and two Cabinet Ministers were on hand for the national launch of the Local Enterpris(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny (c), Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton attended an Action Plan for Jobs press conference  at Government Buildings today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Government has announced that its new network of local enterprise offices will be up and running by April this year with an additional €3.5 millio(...)

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