Cloughjordan

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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 (...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Declan Daly of SuperHomes Ireland; Margaret Hennessy, homeowner; Sean Sherlock TD; John Lahart TD; and Brian Stanley, vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Travelling along the M7 motorway on a grey Tuesday, a ferocious gust of a wind blows open a luggage compartment door on the bus as it makes its way to(...)

The British base at Spike Island off the Cork coast was the first to be handed over on July 11th, 1938. Photograph: Richard Mills

The 80th anniversary of the handover of the “Treaty ports” was recalled at a ceremony on Spike Island in Cork on Wednesday. In 1938, with tensions mo(...)

Mimi Pierson and one of the Crawford’s Farm herd of cows, near Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, at a Lens & Larder photography workshop. Photograph: Aoife McElwain

“Crafts are a perfect expression of the Slow philosophy,” writes Carl Honoré in his book In Praise of Slow. In my own quest for a slower approach to l(...)

Fergal Smith: “The priority is to introduce people to good, fresh, local food and to explain the work that goes into growing it.” Photograph: matt smith

Possibly the most unlikely candidate in the 2016 general election was professional surfer Fergal Smith, who ran for the Green Party as “a surfer who h(...)

Three generations of Thomas MacDonagh’s relatives. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

One hundred years after his execution by firing squad, the people of Cloughjordan in Co Tipperary have unveiled a statue to their native son and signa(...)

Cloughjordan ecovillage, Co Tipperary. Iva Pocock recently returned there after living six years abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An idea that began in Dublin’s Central Hotel in 1999 – to create Ireland’s first ecovillage – has borne fruit on a 67-acre farm adjoining the village (...)