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Katherine O’Hanlon with seedling trays of Oriental Mustard Greens at Jackdaw Farm near Oldcastle in Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There’s been a “little crisp edge of frost” on the plants in Katherine O’Hanlon’s poly tunnel this morning. But feathery March ice in Co Meath is noth(...)

Tanguy de Toulgoët at Dunmore Country School. Photograph: Richard Johnston

At a time when there is much talk of rewilding our gardens as a natural means of counteracting climate change, it’s cheering to know there are people (...)

Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

The peony  in Jennifer Barrett’s garden

Two years ago on return from holidays I found a small, nondescript plant in my flower bed. It wasn’t unusual for one of my folks to plant something in(...)

Remember Blackberrygate. No? Last month, Sony Pictures felt obliged to apologise – to everybody – for a scene in Peter Rabbit in which the eponymous c(...)

On the set of ‘Peter Rabbit’

If you go to see the new Peter Rabbit film (and there are reasons to do so) you will catch a three-second shot of Domhnall Gleeson running down Hans C(...)

 Daniel Day-Lewis  and Paul Thomas Anderson  discussing a scene on the set of  Phantom Thread. Photograph:  Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

There is no Hallmark card or self-help brochure that says “so you’ve ruined Daniel Day-Lewis”, but if there were I’d be handing one over to Paul Thoma(...)

Guinness heir Tara Browne who died in December 1966 with his wife Nikki photographed by Michael Cooper Copyright the Michael Cooper Collection

Like many young Irish couples, my parents moved to England in the mid-1960s when its capital city just happened to be the coolest point on the planet.(...)

Fine Gael deputy leader and Senator Dr James Reilly: in 2001, he and his wife Dorothy bought Loughton House, a 13-bedroom Georgian mansion on 82 acres outside the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly

Viewing begins this morning for the auction of the contents of Loughton House – the country estate of Fine Gael deputy leader and Senator, Dr James R(...)

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