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Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Sopwell Hall Estate,  Co Tipperary.

“A piece of heaven,” is how Michael Ramsden describes his home of 35 years. “You cannot hear a thing at night, there is no sound, light or air polluti(...)

Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David. “Among the fixtures already cancelled is the annual re-run of the Battle of Waterloo, which normally takes place on or around June 18th, just as the GAA championships are starting to heat up.”

It’s not just sport that coronavirus is threatening to wipe off the map this summer. War has been badly affected too. Or at least the re-enactment of (...)

Grianghraf: Tom Honan/The Irish Times
Chugainn Arís

Táthar chugainn arís. An cleas is déanaí le stoitheadh siar as a bhfuil bainte amach mar stát neamhspleách. An tAmhrán Náisiúnta a mhalartú ar rud éig(...)

More than 500 species of plants have disappeared in the past 250 years. Stock photograph: Reuters

More than 570 plant species have disappeared in the past 250 years - twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians recorded as extinct, a new stud(...)

Two council sites are already being developed for a private affordable housing scheme by housing co-operative Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance. Above, the site at Ballymun, earlier this year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 2,000 affordable homes, which will be available for low- and middle-income workers to buy, are to be built at 10 sites owned by Dublin City (...)

United Nation’s team Turn the Tide on Plastic sails  in Itajai, Brazil. Photograph: Eduardo Velente/AFP

This is quite strange. For the first time in this Volvo Ocean Race we have started a stage in light winds. Since leaving Itajai in Brazil on Sunday,(...)

 “The Eclectic Collector” auction is a pretty an apt title for a sale of the bizarre mix of lots which are collectible and sometimes valuabl(...)

Rapid-build housing. Last November plans were  announced  to build  “stackable” apartments at two sites in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Almost 900 “rapid-build” homes, 70 per cent of which will be apartments, are planned by Dublin City Council for vacant sites across the city . Up to (...)

Many cartoons run for a very long time, but only one cartoon band has such a long-term plot. Gorillaz, whose early shtick was cooked up by Damon Albar(...)

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