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We must turn lawns into meadows to encourage threatened pollinators. Photograph:  Getty

I was planning to do some strimming when my wife said we should plant Comfrey. Eager for distraction I looked it up. A bit like a mauve bluebell, it’s(...)

Some years the cherry tree, depending on its humour, reminds me of  Ella (Fitzgerald) blooming in a triumphant blaze of dazzling white. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns

I was planning to do some strimming when my wife said we should plant comfrey. Eager for distraction I looked it up. A bit like a mauve bluebell it’s (...)

This is only the  most famous version of Some Like it Hot

There is still a myth abroad that the remake is always a pale copy of the original. It does little good to again point out that the most famous versio(...)

Radiohead: the band have given Wooden Elephant the okay to record their version of Kid A

At the turn of the last decade, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork hailed Radiohead’s Kid A as the greatest album of the 2000s. On its release, Kid A was wid(...)

This site last came on the market in November 2016 at €1.8 million  but failed to sell at the time

A small infill site in Harold’s Cross that may suit a build-to-rent scheme is on the market at €1.85 million on the instructions of receiver EY throug(...)

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy (bass, left), Brian O’Reilly on electric guitar and Paud O’Reilly on drums.

It was the year of the Prague Spring, the student revolt in France and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy in the US. Meanwh(...)

Last Night at the Proms: Remainers have taken to bringing European flags into the Royal Albert Hall to wave alongside the Union Jacks. Photograph: BBC

The heatwave, the World Cup and the endless madness at Westminster have made this summer in London feel as if it has been going on for ever. But for s(...)

Actor  Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark onS BBC One this Sunday at 9pm. File photograph: Mammoth Screen/BBC/PA Wire

Sugar Rush Friday, Netflix In the last season of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, his character Dev ended up hosting a fast-paced baking competition en(...)

Irish classical musician Darragh Morgan in concert

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Darragh Morgan, a class(...)

One of the youngest serving members of the RAF, Adam Wood (16) (C) runs with the RAF100 baton outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has “defended our freedom gallantly”, Queen Elizabeth said on Sunday as she sent her “heartfelt congratulations” to the serv(...)

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