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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’(...)

Alan Kelly  (then minister for the environment, community and local government, standing)  with John Lyons (then Labour TD) at the modular housing project in Ballymun, Dublin in February. People moved in last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Spending on social housing in Dublin is to rise by more than 90 per cent to almost €800 million over the next three years under plans to be presented (...)

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