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This year was seminal in trying to win hearts and minds in scaling up climate ambition,  the annual conference of Wind Energy Ireland was told on Tuesday. File photograph: iStock

The biggest challenge facing Ireland as it seeks to halve its carbon emissions, strengthen its power grid and decarbonise electricity generation is se(...)

Strand View, a mid promenade scheme of 39 A3-rated apartments on the site of the former Cois Farraige Hotel launched quietly in July 2020.

A Bray seafront apartment scheme, currently under construction, looks to be benefitting from a pandemic-driven shift away from city centre living. Str(...)

Women of Ireland: Ailbhe Gerrard, Laura Reid and Pritha Namjoshi (top row); MJ O’Brien, Sam Olabiyi and Rita Woods

It’s International Women’s Day. Women and girls of all ages talk to Jennifer O’Connell, Róisín Ingle and Gemma Tipton about equality, happin(...)

The Capote Tapes features taped interviews utilised by George Plimpton for his definitive 1997 biography of the author Truman Capote.

As a former White House deputy social secretary and senior adviser to Michelle Obama, Ebs Burnough has overseen hundreds of swanky shindigs, from stat(...)

The late Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional correspondent with this column

I was sad to hear over Christmas of the death of Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional (...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

Ian Botham (right) of England hits a four off Geoffrey Lawson of Australia during the Third Ashes Test match at Headingley in Leeds, England. England won the match by 18 runs. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

In the course of his career as a caddy Ricci Roberts has worked with big names, among them Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell an(...)

Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials in Mogadishu earlier this year ahead of the Covid-19 outbreak.

When Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds goes about his business, he is at all times accompanied by at least two armoured vehicles and a small p(...)

Asking €990,000, Altavilla is a 496sq m (5,339 sq ft) property flanking the river Suir, close to Cahir, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niamh Whitty/pictureitsold.ie

In 1802, prosperous mill owner Charles Going undertook a project that saw the planting of some 197 beech trees, 172 Scotch pine, 135 sycamore and more(...)

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