Caterpillar of the pale tussock moth seen in Co Meath.

This large, friendly fellow flew on to our patio near Tuosist on the Beara Peninsula, Co Kerry in August. Is it a musk beetle and are they rare? – Vin(...)

A strong increase in assets under management was credited for the 13 per cent rise in revenues at Mercer Ireland Holdings Ltd to €210.4 million. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe

Pretax profits at pensions and HR consultants Mercer jumped by 20 per cent to €51.8 million last year on the back of a jump in revenues. A strong inc(...)

The kitchen, between the extension and music room, is by O’Connors of Drumleck. Photograph: Philip Lauterbach

“It is for practical reasons,” says singing teacher Maire Ledwith standing before a massive mirror in the basement of her Dublin home, showing how pos(...)