Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

lys Fowler: “Being that tidy-minded is not only an awful lot of hard work, it also comes at an enormous cost to our wellbeing.”

As a longstanding gardening columnist with the Guardian, a bestselling author, and a former presenter on the BBC’s Gardener’s World, Alys Fowler (...)

Giverny, France - June 8th, 2017: Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, in the background the house of Monet can be seen. Photograph: Getty Images

Heading off abroad on holidays this summer and hoping to include a visit to one of Europe’s great gardens? I asked some of the country’s most seasoned(...)

A Sunday morning in the Phoenix Park. The Dublin  park is  bigger than all London’s parks put together, and twice the size of Central Park in New York.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

British explorer and geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison is campaigning to make London the world’s first national park city. The project, which has the ba(...)

Abbeyleix Bog. ‘My main hope for the future is in community and volunteer-led initiatives like the Abbeyleix Bog project.’ File photograph:  Bord na Móna

National Biodiversity Week which continues until Saturday, is a celebration of Ireland’s native flowers, trees, insects, animals and birds. Environme(...)

Stephen Butler must create a sense of horticultural realism without poisoning the animals.

The next time you find yourself grimacing at the damage that pigeons have done to your brassica plants, or shedding an angry tear for baby seedlings g(...)

In a word . . . worm, earwig
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  • September 28, 2015, 00:00

It was Éanna Ní Lamhna of the wonderful RTÉ radio programme Mooney Goes Wild who recently sent me in hot pursuit of worms and earwigs. As she would. S(...)

Musicians mark the start of National Tree Week 2014 at the Hell Fire Forest in Dublin by entertaining hill walkers.  Photograph: Maxwell’s

Music to celebrate the sound of trees, poetry in forests and trees planted to remember people who died by sui(...)

Andrea Jones photographing the gardens at Ballyfin House, Co Laois. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Flick through the pages of any glossy British or American gardening magazine and you’ll almost certainly come across the work of award-winning photogr(...)