Danú Dubai founder Pádraig Downey: “I have been fortunate to make friends with many people from the UAE, which is not typical here.”

Theatre is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of the United Arab Emirates, but in the desert there is always an oasis, and Dubai (...)

Perfect  purple: the greater butterwort wildflower of Kerry. Illustration: Michael Viney

It seems I was born loving flowers, whatever that makes me, apart from lucky to find so much pleasure in the world. In an early infant memory, tiny bl(...)