Paul Whelan

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The healing power of nature is a theme that’s central to many of this year’s crop of great gardening books.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that nature has the power to soothe and restore us even in the very darkest of times, a theme that’s cent(...)

Badger deaths total 1,990 to date, heaviest on the Dublin commuter belt in Leinster, and in Co Clare and west Cork. Drawing: Michael Viney

Beyond the darkling hills of the Wild Atlantic Way, the big roads widen, straighten, point sweepingly from A to B. In the nights before Christmas I im(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of espionage and arrested in Russia in December 2018. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty

The United States has expressed “outrage” over a Russian court’s decision to sentence a former US marine with Irish citizenship to 16 years in jail fo(...)

Authors of The Wild Food Plants of Ireland Paul Whelan and Tom Curtis. Their book is best regarded as a type of treasure map, leading readers on a journey of discovery to unearth the nutritious, unusual wild foods that are growing all around us

Ireland lost much of our traditional knowledge of native plants and herbs during the devastation of the Famine and the colonial oppression that preced(...)

Ms Justice Tara Burns, presiding, said the two men were part of a ‘carefully planned operation’. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two Limerick men have received sentences totalling 21 years after armed gardai stopped them in a car and found a loaded handgun, a petrol canister, la(...)

The Irish passport is ‘a representation of a real Irish person’, according to Fiona Penollar, who  heads the Passport Service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Lefortovo Prison in Moscow is named after a close ally of Tsar Peter The Great. During Stalin’s “Great Purge” in the late 1930s it served as a torture(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage, is seen behind glass during a hearing at a court in Moscow. Photograph: AFP

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying on Russia, has said his client was carrying state secrets when he was arrested in M(...)

 A view of the US embassy building in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia has said it will not exchange a former US marine arrested in Moscow for Russians detained by the US. Commenting on the possibility of an exch(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US marine living in Michigan, has been arrested on spying charges in Russia. Photograph: Family handout/PA

Irish officials have sought permission from the Russian government to visit a former US marine being held on suspicion of espionage. It emerged on F(...)

Bank vole: found in Kerry in 1964, it has reached Mayo. Illustration: Michael Viney

Have all the house mice fled from Connemara? Or the harbour seals from Co Louth? Are otters really so scarce in watery Roscommon, or sika deer (...)

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