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The two newly arrived black and white ruffed lemurs. Photograph: Fota Wildlife Park

Two critically endangered lemurs have been born at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork. There are fewer than 250 black and white ruffed lemurs found in the(...)

Spring time in Japan with cherry blossoms in full bloom.

You have to feel for the Japanese Olympics Committee. However successfully or otherwise they battle coronavirus this summer, there’s still the variabl(...)

Sam Kendrick at home in Kilmore, Co Wexford.

An Irish veteran of the second World War who fought at the Battle of Arnhem has been honoured by the Dutch government for his part of the Liberation o(...)

Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland Due to current concerns over the Covid19 virus Saint Patrick's Cathedral is closed to the publ(...)

Principal architect at the Office of Public Works Ciarán O’Connor in front of the new Garda station on Kevin Street. The €28m building sets a new standard for Garda stations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ciarán O’Connor is a man with a mission. Hugely ambitious, he rose up through the Office of Public Works to become its principal architect nearly eigh(...)

An employee carries an item through a warehouse. There has been a new wave of developers to the Irish industrial and logistics property market. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In June 2019, investment behemoth Blackstone bought a portfolio of US warehouse investment properties for $18.7 billion. Why? Because it believes that(...)

‘Quietly emerging trend: the dream of a green Christmas and the notion of making the season more sustainable.’ Photorgraph: iStock

Happy Cyber Monday everybody! And belated happy Black Friday. Oh and is it time for the winter sales yet? While Christmas has long been a time of ov(...)

Traders working  at the  New York Stock Exchange. Investors should be wary of sensationalist media headlines that make market declines seem larger than they really are. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Can the market multiply and divide? The question might seem odd – after all, financial markets are dominated by sophisticated investors who aim to ke(...)

Isaac Reid (age 6), Peter Reid (age 9), Catherine Cleary, and Shane Reid (age 12) have a picnic in Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

When it decides to show up, there is nothing better in the world than an Irish summer. Even when it doesn’t, with a strong will, a flask of tea and en(...)

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