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Wild-flower meadow. Photograph: Moment/Getty

Ask a group of gardeners what picture is conjured up in their mind’s eye when you say the word “meadow” and their answers will be surprisingly diverse(...)

Yvonne O’Connor and her husband have been travelling by motorbike around America and Central America for the past seven months.

In 1986 I chased my man across the Atlantic. Well, that’s how my mother put it at least. He made my journey worthwhile by meeting me at LAX airport in(...)

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Gardaí were continuing on Thursday night to question three men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the detention of a yacht off the Ir(...)

Increasing variation in temperature; intense, erratic rainfall and changing seasons are all affecting the availability and quality of food. Photograph: iStock

World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a g(...)

Katie Nolan lives in Otago in New Zealand, where she works as a physiotherapist

Why do so many Irish physiotherapists choose to move to New Zealand? Over the past decade, the highest number of New Zealand work visas for Irish citi(...)

If cloning a mammoth was to become possible, a living cell would be necessary “to jump-start cellular specialisation and development”, Prof Beth Shapiro told the Schrodinger at 75 conference in Dublin.

It is not yet possible to clone a mammoth and bring it back to life but the use of advanced genetic techniques will make it possible to achieve “de-ex(...)

The cargo ship ‘Polar Chile’ was about to depart from Costa Rica en route to Cork when it was boarded and searched and the drugs found.

Cocaine valued at about €10 million and believed to be owned by the Kinahan cartel has been seized in Central America. It was being smuggled in sea (...)

Tom O’Mahony, chief executive of Origin Enterprises. Photograph: Eric Luke

Agri-services group Origin Enterprises has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in a Brazilian speciality nutrition business for up to 218(...)

 The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate. Roundup is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer, in St Louis in the US. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 millio(...)

Activists in favour of decriminalising abortion hold handkerchiefs with the Spanish message “For a legal, safe and free abortion,” and wear costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale as they march through Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope F(...)

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