Fans of the Irish furniture designer Joseph Walsh, whose studio is in Riverstick, Co Cork, might be bemused at this inclusion in a Sotheby’s auction (...)

Tom Roche of the Just Forests campaign group says the timber collection should remain on public view following a “huge” response to a public exhibition he organised in a Co Kerry shopping centre. File photograph: Justforests.org

A forestry campaigner is refusing to return a rare collection of 800 world timbers which he borrowed from University College Dublin on the basis that (...)