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Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

Rós Nic Domhnaill and Samuel Clancy, both 11 and students in Gaelscoil Inse Chór, Dublin pictured at the launch of National Heritage Week 2020 at the Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

People are much more engaged with natural heritage since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, the chief executive of the Heritage Council has said. (...)

The Cavan School House by Craftstudio. Photograph: Richard Hatch

An initiative from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland shows rescuing old buildings is easier than you might think Two kilomet(...)

Oonagh Duggan

Members of environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are usually people who enjoy the outdoors so much that they have built their careers ar(...)

The hustings, with all major parties represented at Project Arts Centre in Dublin was hosted by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) coalition

One of the recurring issues at the Election 2020 arts hustings was the precarious nature of working in the arts, including the difficulty in accessing(...)

Glenwood House in Lucan has   undergone exterior rendering

Works have begun to prevent any further dereliction of Glenwood House, the property in Lucan where Ana Kriégel was murdered. The O’Callaghan family,(...)

Most of Ireland’s uplands are farmlands and wetlands with “high natural value”.

The hills in winter, flattered by a low sun, offer a special invitation. Up there, the summits vigorously won, the air must be purer, the crystal view(...)

The most accurate land-cover maps for Ireland come from a pan European dataset produced by member states for the European Environment Agency.

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have precise and detailed maps of how land is used and how land use is changing over time.(...)

The Green-Veined White butterfly, now  in moderate decline in Ireland. Photograph: Dr Liam Lysaght.

Most people walking alongside the restored pond on the Castletown estate in Co Kildare would barely notice the tiny purple wildflower beneath their fe(...)

David Norris outside his home on North Great George’s Street in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the mid-1970s I was running a gay disco on Parnell Square. Numbers began to fall dramatically and it turned out that two enterprising capitalists h(...)

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