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The role of butterflies as indicators of healthy habitats, and as useful pollinators, is only beginning to be generally appreciated.

“Mysterious and little-known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendour awaits . . ” EO Wilson, who first published the term (...)

Illegal dumping: Coillte has spent more than €2 million in the past five years  dealing with illegal dumps on its lands.

Six hundred tonnes of industrial and domestic waste have been found illegally dumped in two Coillte-owned forests in Co Meath – the largest-ever disco(...)

 The ATM theft at Nutts Corner near Crumlin, Co Antrim,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The PSNI has thanked “vigilant members of the public” for their help following the latest ATM theft in the North. On Tuesday night detectives were qu(...)

Gardaí and workmen at the scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street in  Kells, Co Meath. The ATMs were ripped from the walls of the banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí have recovered two empty ATMs they suspect were stolen from Kells, Co Meath last Friday. The machines were discovered early on Sunday in a woo(...)

Scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street, Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Management at a busy service station has decided to close its external ATM following a recent string of ATM thefts. Madden’s Centra store in Termonfe(...)

Traffic has backed up in Kells after gardaí closed John’s Street as part of their investigations. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Four more ATMs have been stolen in overnight robberies, two of them in Kells, Co Meath and the others in Crumlin, Co Antrim. Seperately, raiders fai(...)

Organic wine in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

More organic wines are being produced than ever, but who decides what is organic and how strict are the rules? European wines are governed by legislat(...)

New regulations may simply play into the hands of larger wine producers and multiple retailers who ship in huge quantities. Photograph: iStock

Most of the really interesting wines are made by small producers, usually a family business with two or three employees. Typically, they grow their ow(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp and Zoe Holohan were in Mati, about 30km east of Athens, when a devastating fire hit the small resort town.

Classmates of the Irishman who died in Greek wildfires this week have set up a fundraising page in his memory. Students from the MBA course at the Na(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp, who died while on his honeymoon after becoming caught up in wildfires that have swept across Greece. Photograph: Blood Bank East/PA Wire

The grieving mother of an Irish honeymooner killed in the Greek wildfires lost her other son to a motorcycle crash 20 years ago, a family friend has s(...)

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