Brian Burke

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Westlife in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

AHEAD OF THEIR CROKE PARK GIGS NEXT WEEKEND, PATRICK FREYNE SPENDS THE DAY HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE WITH THE BOY BAND TURNED ‘MAN BAND’ AT THE START OF(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Pintails, a species of dabbling duck. Photograph: Colum Clarke

The number of waterbirds wintering in Ireland has declined 15 per cent over the past five years and by 40 per cent since the mid-1990s, a study publis(...)

Fercullen whiskey from the new Powerscourt Distillery in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Barely a month goes by without yet another whiskey distillery opening here. On November 27th, Blackwater Distillery in Lismore, Co Waterford, became t(...)

Blackbird (Turdus merula). Photograph: Brian Burke/Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland is calling on members of the public to help it keep track of “our beloved garden birds” by taking part in its annual garden bird sur(...)

“Put out a bowl of water, maybe with a stone in the centre so smaller birds can perch on it while drinking.” Photograph: iStock

Nature is being hit hard by the drought and, while it is reacting to cope in its own natural way, it could do with a helping hand, according to plant (...)

  William Brennan, Joe O’Connor, Tola Collier, Alan Battersby and Steve Garry of the Ashbourne Re-enactment group on ‘Bullets and Boiled Sweets - 1916 Commemoration Garden’, designed by Fiann O’Nuallain for this year’s Bloom festival.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The plight of Dublin children caught up in the Easter Rising and the sufferings of Syrian refugees are highlighted in two of the show gardens at this (...)

Captured at the launch of Bloom 2016 were Eva Casey (5) and Doireann McNally (5). It takes place from June 2nd-6th in the Phoenix Park and organisers say it will be the biggest to date. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Syrian refugee crisis and the centenary of the Easter Rising are among the themes for the show gardens at this year’s 10th annual Bloom festival. (...)

 Limerick’s Lorcan Lyons and Conor Whelan of Galway battle for possession at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Limerick 1-27 Galway 2-9 Ronan Lynch shot an impressive 13 points to help secure both revenge and a rare All-Ireland minor hurling final place (...)