Mary Waldron

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For centuries, lilac has been prized as a cut-flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What is it about a lilac in full bloom that so touches the heart? The poet and essayist Walt Whitman called this woody plant’s intensely perfumed flow(...)

TJ Maher in his garden Patthana in Co Wicklow, planting summer containers. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What’s the secret to creating a brilliantly colourful, pollinator-friendly display of summer pots that will still look as good in late September as it(...)

Ireland’s Isobel Joyce  extended her career tally to 127 as she claimed 4-39 in their World Cup qualifier against Sri Lanka. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ireland women’s cricketers were brought crashing back down to earth after slumping to a crushing 146 run reverse against hosts Sri Lanka in their seco(...)

Kim Garth starred with both bat and ball in Ireland’s 119-run win over Zimbabwe at the Women’s World Cup qualifier in Sri Lanka. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kim Garth showed the kind of form that helped the Sydney Sixers win the Women’s Big Bash in Australia recently as Ireland completed an emphatic 119-ru(...)

Isobel Joyce in action for Tasmania during the WNCL match against Queensland at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images

Since arriving in Hobart six weeks ago, after becoming the first Irish cricketer to sign for a team in Australia’s Women’s National Cricket League (WN(...)

Isobel Joyce: ‘We didn’t do ourselves any favours in the first six overs, and found it very difficult to pull it back then.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s women cricketers slipped to a 93-run defeat by tournament favourites New Zealand in their opening encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 in Moh(...)

Trent Johnson: is confident as the Irish women prepare to face New Zealand.

Ireland women’s coach Trent Johnston is hoping that his squad can channel some of the spirit from the men’s 2007 World Cup exploits w(...)

The Ireland team celebrate their two-run win over the Netherlands at Claremont Road to secure a place at the Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish women’s team qualified for their first world tournament since 2005 in the most dramatic fashion at Claremont Road as they secured a two-run (...)

Ireland’s John Anderson hits a four on his way to a 127 total on the first day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup game against the Netherlands in Deventer. Photograph: Rowland white/Inpho/Presseye.

Two exceptional Intercontinental Cup debuts marked the first day of Ireland’s four-day clash with the Netherlands in Deventer yesterday.Merrion openin(...)