Alan Betson

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Summer Pix: last year’s winning entry, of Bailey the springer spaniel jumping into Lough Derg,  was taken on a GoPro Hero5 by Louis Smith

The Irish Times has teamed up with Harvey Norman for our Summer Pix 2019 photography competition. Send us your best photographs of the summer and you (...)

Billy Costello of Green Generation, Nurney, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Biomethane will in coming years be generated at hundreds of sites around the country through the use of anaerobic digesters (ADs) and injected into th(...)

Luke O’Neill (centre) with his team Niamh Williams, Eva Palsson-McDermott, Luke O’Neill, James Early, Kathy Banahan, Alex Hooftman, Marah Runtsch, Richard Carroll (back), Sarah Corcoran, Dylan Ryan and Stefano Angiari with a sample of itaconate, a metabolite made from glucose that is an anti-inflammatory found naturally in the body. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scientists in Ireland, the UK and US have discovered a new metabolic process in the body that can switch off inflammation. The discovery opens up a st(...)

Tara McNeill with staff member Johney Martin at the new Simon Community gym on Island Street, Ushers Island. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homelessness isn’t solely about not having a roof over your head at night.  It is also about trying to live every day without the routines many o(...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Catherine Cleary takes a shot at an inanimate target at the end of a day of deer hunting.

It’s the half dark before dawn and we’re on an abandoned farm in south Tipperary trying to blend in. “This is all the way from America,” John Lalor wh(...)

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy, Paud O’Reilly and Brian O’Reilly. The band expands to nine members to perfom The Children of Lir, with two choirs,  at the National Opera House in Wexford in February

The august surroundings of the National Opera House is a far cry from playing in a shed with rain rattling off the galvanised roof to but that’s the j(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg is part of the Shannon water system. Irish Water plans to build a 170 km long pipe from the Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Desperate times call for desperate measures, no more so than in Dublin in 1893. A drought that began in March and continued for most of the year promp(...)

Domini Kemp on a Crab fishing Trawler out of Howth. Photograph: Alan Betson

How do you solve a problem like Maria? This song kept springing to mind as I struggled to write this column, my final one for The Irish Times. Apart (...)

Recipients of National Bravery Awards (from left):  Reserve Garda Stephen Corrigan, Garda John Boyle, Garda Mark Irwin and Garda Alan Gallagher,  in recognition of outstanding acts of bravery, at a ceremony  yesterday in Farmleigh House, Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a day to remember split-second decisions that forever changed people’s lives. Garda Mark Irwin remembered the moments “like a scene from a mov(...)