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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(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: at the beginning of November he committed to having “more than 300 rapid delivery homes under construction by year end”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Only 22 modular houses for homeless families have been completed, with 130 more under construction, according to end of year figures from the four Dub(...)

A man pictured  at the Khan al-Jumruk entrance to  the government controlled Old City of Aleppo, Syria  on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

What was so special about Aleppo, sitting on a bleak and dusty plain with no river, oasis, port or sheltering mountains, that led it to become Syria’(...)

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