Dermot Carey

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Flowers for cutting from the border. Photograph: Taryn Elledge-Penner of Quartier Collective

As historic Irish gardens go, Killruddery surely has it all:a heart-achingly beautiful house set within a gloriously scenic location, surrounded by an(...)

The CIF has produced a guidance note in the hope that small and medium sized construction companies will integrate mental wellbeing into their corporate strategy

Mental wellbeing has become a significant safety concern for construction companies, a new survey has shown. The research, carried out for the Const(...)

Dermot Carey, director of Safety & Training at the Construction Industry Federation: “Our message was simple. If you can’t follow the guidelines and work safely, then don’t open.”

The construction industry was among the first sectors to return to work on May 18th, after the March 28th shutdown for all bar essential construction (...)

Freshly harvested produce in the walled kitchen garden of Burtown House in Co Carlow. Photograph: Richard Johnston

So it’s farewell to “the tenties”- or whatever you want to call the last decade – and hello to the “twenty-twenties”. But before we bid this dying dec(...)

’Tis the season . . . to eat Brussels sprouts

Where did it all go wrong? How did Brussels sprouts become the butt of so many jokes? Could it be the sulphuric smell that often trails in their wake,(...)

Nearly there . . . just the vegetables and sauces to consider now. Photograph: iStock.

There are people, believe it or not, who make three kinds of potato to serve with Christmas dinner. Roasties are essential, mash should be optional, a(...)

Homemade tart with blackberries and caster cugar

According to folklore, you shouldn’t pick blackberries after Michaelmas (September 29th) because they will be bitter, the devil having spit on them to(...)

Joyce Russell: lifelong gardening passion began in her childhood in the Yorkshire dales. Photograph: Ben Russell

If there’s one lesson that gardening teaches – and in truth it teaches many – it’s that none of us comes into this world a great gardener; instead we (...)

June Blake’s garden near Blessington, West Wicklow, will also be celebrating its “Month of Tulips” throughout April with a spectacular display of these spring-flowering bulbs.

Canny gardeners will know that one of the most important milestones of the Irish growing year is the vernal equinox, which this year fell on March 20t(...)

About three-quarters of builders warned that the labour squeeze was hitting their ability to finish new homes and infrastructure on time.

Builders are struggling to hire skilled workers in key trades, hitting their ability to finish houses and infrastructure on time, a new study shows. (...)

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