Richard Murphy

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Jimi Blake in his west Wicklow garden, Hunting Brook. Photograph: Sean Jackson

He’s been described by the Telegraph newspaper as one of the world’s “new plant gurus” and is chums with Monty Don (the mellifluous-voiced presenter o(...)

Chef Danni Barry with Ronan Sweeney of Balloo Inns in the gastro-pub group’s new restaurant, Overwood, in Killinchy

Chef Danni Barry, formerly of Clenaghan’s in Craigavon and Eipic in Belfast, where she earned a Michelin star, joined the gastro-pub group, Balloo Inn(...)

High Island or Ardoilean lies off the west coast of Connemara, close to Claddaghduff and Inishbofin.

A fire has been burning on a historic island off the coast of Co Galway which is currently for sale for €1.25 million. Eyewitnesses saw a pale of whi(...)

Ian Duhig with brothers Kevin (left) and Adrian and sister Geraldine in about 1962

Ian Duhig’s parents emigrated to England in the 1950s in search of a better life. In this essay, he looks at growing up IN London under the influen(...)

Striking design: the zinc roof points towards Dublin Bay

You enter this Dalkey house over a bridge – designed to add to the building’s drama, says its architect Richard Murphy. That dynamism begins before yo(...)

High Island or Ardoilean lies off the west coast of Connemara, close to Claddaghduff and Inishbofin.

A deserted island off the west coast with a history of human settlement stretching back up to 3,000 years has gone on sale with an asking price of €1.(...)

Illustration: Michael Viney

1 The bright-eyed little alien mammal in my drawing, newly spreading in Leinster, is Muscardinus avellanarius, the only living species in its genus. W(...)

Claire Roche From Then to the Here and Now

To say that Claire Roche’s music is otherworldly is to state the blatantly obvious. But this harpist, pianist and singer treads a fine line between sa(...)

An image of  Jack Kenneally (left) and Shay Moloney, in an image released by Ennis Rugby Club on Friday. The club paid tributes to: ‘Our warriors when the going got tough. Our leaders when the pressure came on. Our pride when they took the field. Our joy when they lit it up off the field. Our devilment when it all got too serious. Our gentlemen always. Our terrible loss. Photograph via Twitter

A senior garda has described as “heroic” the efforts made by Shay Moloney to save the life of his friend Jack Kenneally in a lake outside of Ennis, Co(...)

Connemara corncrake: Inishbofin, out on my horizon, is now one of the bird’s few strongholds and probably where Richard Murphy first heard its “staunchly nailed iambics”. Illustration: Michael Viney

Quicken your tune, O improvise, before The combine and the digger come, Little bridegroom. – Richard Murphy I was reading one of the many online(...)

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