A selection of ripe seedpods and seed from Fionnuala’s garden in autumn including tagetes, nicandra, lunaria and papaver. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It was the late great fashion designer Coco Chanel who declared that the best things in life are free. Certainly one of the great joys of gardening is(...)

Queen Elizabeth  is seen in London, England, on Saturday. The queen’s birthday honours have been released. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Former frontman of The Undertones Feargal Sharkey (60) has been made an OBE in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours. Sharkey is one of several musician(...)

Derek Mooney: too often comes across as a caricature of a daytime radio jock

As a keen observer of wildlife, Derek Mooney surely knows that for all the majesty of the natural world, it’s also a harsh, fickle and unforgiving env(...)

Murder weapon: In 1881, a man accused of murder in Monkstown didn’t own a razor, but preferred to go to a barber’s in Dublin. Photograph: Illustration/iStock

A labourer watched his neighbour, Fanny Collins, shouting insults through the window of her house at Monkstown Avenue, Dublin. As she stood at her bac(...)

Lynda Collins, who died from injuries when a branch fell on her in 2011: her husband Richard Collins, on behalf of their three children and other dependants, sued the owners of the land that the tree was on

A High Court judge has varied an order after media groups said it stopped them from reporting key details of a case brought by the family of a woman (...)

Robert Heron, whose clients during the financial crisis included Anglo Irish Bank, has resigned as partner of Matheson, the well-known Irish legal fir(...)