Mary Reynolds

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, speaking at the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has expressed concern at “a growing polarisation within the Catholic Church and by certain groups (...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan said: ‘It is truly disappointing that Mercy International Centre has been targeted in this way. ’Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Mercy International Centre in Dublin is no longer hosting an event which the Minister for Culture was due to speak at in relation to women and the(...)

Benjamin Vidmar  faces three months of total darkness, winter temperatures of -20°C and ferocious Arctic storms and blizzards while trying to grow in the Arctic

After a summer of 32°C highs in Co Clare, a winter of heavy snow and seven weeks of absolute drought it’s time to start looking at how others manage t(...)

Ireland’s moist climate is ideal for slugs

We need to talk about slugs. Worse still, we need to talk about the sex life of slugs. Yes, yes, I know, as subject matters go, it’s about as alluring(...)

It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since the Carlow Garden Festival took its first baby steps with just a handful of garden experts as part of (...)

The rooftop gardens at  59 Forbes Quay

The launch of 59 Forbes Quay – a two-bedroom penthouse in the Dublin Docklands – this week is well timed. One of the major selling points of the penth(...)

Mary Reynolds: “I’ve been doing gardens that are very beautiful and they’re natural and they’re in harmony with the patterns and shapes of nature, but the land itself did not want to remain as I designed it. Therefore, I failed.”

Winning a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show is the best possible launchpad for a young gardener’s career. That’s what happened to Mary Reynolds in(...)

The small garden known as ‘Buncloch’ or Foundation Stone in Farmleigh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A 1916-inspired garden at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park has been abandoned and left overgrown despite a significant State investment in commemor(...)

Achill Road is one of the satellite streets off Drumcondra’s Home Farm Road. The cul de sac has a mix of housing stock. Number 11 is a fine-looking(...)

A book landed on my desk with a soft little moan recently. It’s called The Wild Oats Project and the subtitle is “One woman’s midlife quest for pas(...)

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