John Finn

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Mayo and Meath players get acquainted with each other during the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

I have had a week or so of holidays in Ballina. It wasn’t the best timing to return to the fatherland after the controversy of the Dublin-Mayo game. I(...)

New border of grasses, perennials and tender plants at Airfield Gardens, Dundrum

When you run your hands through the grasses in a meadow you can feel, see and smell the different species. Sweet vernal grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum) (...)

Prof Jane Stout: “Humans, since the second World War, embarked on an extermination programme for insects. We tried everything we could to kill them off, and it’s working.”

There are some 1.5 million insect species globally, many of whom perform tasks vital to sustain humans. Despite this, we treat insects as pests; enemi(...)

Agriculture is the largest contributor to Irish carbon emissions by sector; accounting for 33.3 per cent of national emissions in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The most profitable Irish farms are the most efficient in minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to Teagasc’s sustainability report for (...)

Noel Cantwell’s  daughter Kate, niece Alison and daughter Elizabeth  spread his ashes at Cork County Cricket Club. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A final homecoming – that’s how the family of former Republic of Ireland footballer and Ireland cricketer Noel Cantwell described their decision to br(...)

Photograph: Reuters

Fears of a milk price war sparked protests by dairy farmers from across Ireland in Co Laois on Wednesday. Irish Farmers Association (IFA) milk produ(...)

Milk could soon be in short supply in supermarkets in the winter months, the IFA has warned. Photograph: Getty Images

Milk could soon be in short supply in supermarkets in the winter months as a result of a combination of Brexit and low prices being paid to producers,(...)

Clerys workers Emily McDermott  and her daughter Nathania, from Donaghmede , at a  demonstration in support of Clerys workers on O’Connell Street, Dublin, last year

Representatives of the Clerys staff who lost their jobs when the department store closed last year have demanded an explanation from its former owner,(...)

Former employees of the department store were joined by sympathisers, politicians and trade union leaders outside the shuttered Clerys premises. Photograph: Eric Luke

A crowd of about 500 protested at the closure of Clerys on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Tuesday following robust exchanges between liquidators and t(...)

The feature film An Bronntanas, or The Gift, has received the jury’s special award at the 2015 Boston Irish Film Festival. The contemporary thriller i(...)

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