Rathangan

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One of the Large Heath Butterflies recorded in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tristram Whyte

Conservationists have recorded a substantial increase in an endangered species of butterfly whose numbers act as a crucial indicator of the health of (...)

Rowan Cottage, to be auctioned on May 29th

If the thatched cottage is the quintessential Irish home then Peter Bennett’s – The Spinning Wheel, in Rathangan, Co Kildare – comes straight from cen(...)

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 (...)

 A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf, north Dublin,  explaining  how the supermarket plans to  tackle the problem of excessive plastics.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A “shop and drop” day of action on plastic packaging at supermarkets on Saturday and community cleanups of waterways, beaches and public areas over th(...)

Minister for Education  Richard Bruton said  he was ‘committed to building on this initiative and expanding on this approach during my time as Minister’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are being funded to use drones for research as part of a new fund to promote innovative teaching projects. The School Excellence Fund seeks (...)

A big thank you to everyone who nominated shops in our Best Shops 2015 competition which closed earlier this week with 31,126 nominations for close(...)