Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

The 160-year-old Palais Sursock was one Beirut’s great landmarks and home to the Cochrane family. Photograph: Getty Images

In addition to the devastating human toll taken by the recent Beirut explosion, a lesser but not insignificant casualty was the restored 19th century (...)

Aerial view of house and gardens.

The first thing that strikes you about Innismaan on Queen’s Park in Monkstown is the site it occupies in one of the city’s more densely packed suburbs(...)

These gardens bring nothing but good to a community, enriching many lives in many different ways.

While it’s difficult to put an exact figure on how many community gardens there are in Ireland – 200? 250? – it’s fair to say the majority have bee(...)