Mira Sarpo

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A bumblebee feeding on a cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

With a horde of scientific studies confirming the fact that populations of wild bees, butterflies and other insects are in dramatic decline, many gard(...)

Dr Ewen Mullins working on last year’s potato crop in the GM study at Teagasc’s Oakpark facility in Co Carlow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teagasc hopes to begin planting out more than 5,000 potato plants in the next two weeks, in the second phase of its study into the environmental impac(...)

I can’t remember a worse year for growing potatoes than 2012 – spring droughts, late frosts, low temperatures and high rainfall resulted in poor gr(...)