Mark Fennell

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“Knotweed seems to have displaced ragwort as the Irish plant world’s public enemy number one”

Walking the backroads along the Border recently, for a feature elsewhere in this newspaper, I was struck by the number of signs warning about the dang(...)

Japanese knotweed. “The plant poses less of a risk to buildings and other structures than many woody species, particularly trees.” Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish ecologist has completed research which suggests that the threat posed by Japanese knotweed is vastly overstated, and he claims it does no mor(...)