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Prof Yvonne Buckley: ‘The advantage of plants is that they don’t run away or bite you, so they are very convenient if you want to count and analyse them.’ Photograph: William Gleeson

You are a professor of zoology, the study of animals, but a lot of your work is on plants. Can you explain? I am a population ecologist, which means (...)

Avozillas go on sale in Ireland on Saturday

Giant avocados, at least five times the size of normal versions of the millennials’ brunch favourite, are going on sale in Ireland on Saturday. The su(...)

Pat Quinlan, left, and Matt Quinlan, third from right

In the summer of 1992 Bernadette Quinlan arrived home on holidays from Switzerland, where she and her husband Gerry were living at the time. The phone(...)

The Kelly Family enjoying the Cairns way of life. Photograph: Finn Russell

Stuart Kelly moved to Cairns with his family in 2010 and immediately fell in love with far North Queensland. He commutes for work across Asia Pacific,(...)

Australia’s federal election is two weeks away, but about half a million people have already cast their ballot. The opposition Labor Party says it’s b(...)

Island authorities issue strong warnings for visitors to avoid dingoes and to not try to draw their attention or leave food behind. Photograph: iStock

A man has fought off several dingoes to save his 14-month-old son from one of the wild dogs that was dragging the boy from their camper van on an Aust(...)

Anne Ryan (nee Nugent) at her party last October with her nieces Mary and Jacinta. Photograph: Paddy Lyons

Everybody was surprised when my aunt Anne announced she was leaving for Australia to become a nun. For one thing, it was 1949 and going that far aroun(...)

Teatree Bay, Noosa national park

I’m standing ankle-deep in warm waters, just off Lady Elliot Island at the southern-most tip of the Great Barrier Reef, gingerly holding a sea cucumbe(...)

Tom Foley and his friend Luke Colebrook heading out in their canoe.

An Irishman and an Englishman got into a blue canoe… What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke was actually the start of a mission embarked upon b(...)

A resident pushes a bicycle through floodwaters at Hermit Park in Townsville, Australia on Sunday. Photograph:  Andrew Rankin/AAP Image via AP

Australian authorities pulled the bodies of two men from a storm water drain during cleanup efforts after catastrophic flooding in the northeastern st(...)

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