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Florists are eschewing outdated ‘toxic’ oasis foam for natural, curly stalks in a vase

If you’re a regular reader of this column, then you’ll know that I’m more than a little nutty about home-grown cut flowers picked fresh from the garde(...)

From garden festivals and talks to the hundreds of lovely Irish gardens open to the public, there is plenty to enjoy this month. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s officially summer, which means that there’s plenty to see and do in the garden this month plus lots of great garden festivals, talks, workshops a(...)

Seán Cavanagh with Kerry captain Declan O’Sullivan during the league clash in Omagh in 2006. When they had players like Peter Canavan, Stephen O’Neill, Kevin Hughes, Cavanagh and Brian McGuigan to call on, they would always build a score that’s hard to beat. Photograph: Alan Betson

  You have to hand it to Mickey Harte. For a fella who has been through as much as he’s been through – on the pitch and off it – to be taking a t(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte celebrates at the final whistle of their semi-final win over Monaghan with Ronan McNamee. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When Tyrone full back Ronan McNamee picked up a yellow card midway through the second half of the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan, he probably(...)

The infill development site on Townsend Street is a short walk from Pearse Street Dart station

An infill development site in Dublin’s fashionable south docklands is on the market at more than €2 million through agent Robert Colleran. The corne(...)

So you want all the plants? Photograph: Getty

It’s that time of year again when Ireland’s garden centres, hardware stores and supermarket chains are filled with cheery displays of annual bedding p(...)

A small informal herb garden

Ask any seasoned kitchen gardener pressed for time and growing space to name a group of plants that combine impressive productivity and general all-ro(...)

James Rowe: “The Iranians have shown themselves to be rational actors for thousands of years. They will accept tough conditions if Trump keeps his promises of negotiating from strength.” Photograph: John Breen

A year ago, reeling from the US election result, I spent a morning interviewing people who identified themselves as Trump supporters. One year on, I(...)

Pinnock Hill: The site on the Dublin Road could accomodate up to 120 apartments, according to the planners.

A high-profile apartment site on the opposite side of the road to the Airside Retail Park at Dublin Road in Swords goes on sale from today through CBR(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman have yet to move into their new home on the Palmerston Road in Rathmines. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman’s plans to completely revamp their new €1.8 million family home in south Dublin have fallen foul of their next door (...)

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