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Tens of thousands of aging wind turbine blades are coming down and most have nowhere to go but landfills. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Wind turbine blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they cannot just be hauled away. First, you need to saw thro(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

TJ Maher in his garden Patthana in Co Wicklow, planting summer containers. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What’s the secret to creating a brilliantly colourful, pollinator-friendly display of summer pots that will still look as good in late September as it(...)

Bonnettstown House

 A long straight avenue leads to the wide stone steps and front door of Bonnettstown House. In a couple of weeks’ time this will be carpeted with(...)

Autumn-flowering chrysanthemum ‘Orange Allouise’ from Fionnuala Fallon’s garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

I’ve often admired their shaggy, autumn blooms in still life paintings by artists such as Renoir, Matisse and Mondrian. And I’ve looked at blurry phot(...)

Jimi Blake’s garden, Hunting Brook in west Wicklow.

We’re lucky to live in a country that’s rich in beautiful gardens, created by generations of passionate plantspeople. This is the time of year when ma(...)

The fact that festivals have entered the mainstream and taken such a hold over our summer discourse and media coverage is down to their transgressive past. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A bizarre rumour doing the rounds suggests that a music fan actually travelled to an Irish music festival, presented his/her ticket, spent an enjoyabl(...)

Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

As gardeners, we may occasionally grumble about Ireland’s cool, damp climate but oh, how our daffodils adore it: everywhere I looked this week, I see(...)