Wendy Walsh

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Many Irish gardens are filled with one of the best and earliest-ever displays of snowdrops. Photograph: Moment/Getty

If you’re an experienced gardener, then you’ll already know that plants have surprisingly scant regard for the calendar year. Instead seasonality is a(...)

Bill O’Reilly. The decision to oust the broadcaster from Fox News was taken jointly by Rupert Murdoch and his two sons, James and Lachlan. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

The forcing out of Bill O’Reilly, the dominant personality of Fox News, says much about the most successful US cable news network and the attitude of(...)

Hereford stripoin from SuperValu took bronze at the World Steak Challenge in London

Barn life The Green Barn restaurant and shop has opened at Burtown House in Athy, Co Kildare, which is home to four generations of the Fennell family(...)

Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

As gardeners, we may occasionally grumble about Ireland’s cool, damp climate but oh, how our daffodils adore it: everywhere I looked this week, I see(...)

Walatta, a house designed by modernist architect John Bulcock, is shielded from view. Access is via 80 wide stone steps from above the roof down to pool level. The central living space is supported by concrete columns, with ‘walls’ of foliage to soften the look. Photograph: James Fennell

From the faded colonial grandeur of a house belonging to Hollywood star Gillian Anderson to the tropical modernism of a new build by a Dublin family,(...)

Eamonn de Burca: ‘As a general rule of thumb, with really rare books one can expect to double one’s money in 10 years’

Éamonn de Búrca runs De Búrca Rare Books, along with his son William, in Blackrock, Co Dublin. He buys and sells old and rare books, manuscripts and (...)

The world of botanical art in Ireland has lost its finest and most distinguished artist with the recent death of Wendy Walsh, at the age of 98.(...)

A copy of the  lavishly-illustrated Ireland’s Wild Orchids by Susan Sex and Brendan Sayers made €580 (€400-€600) at Mealys

Strong demand for rare books, by Irish and overseas collectors, resulted in a 85 per cent sold rate in Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ Spring Rare Bo(...)

Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe’s watercolour of the white-flowered species of rhododendron Rhododendron cuffeanum, which grows on trees like an orchid, not on the ground. Photograph: Office of Public Works

Justice is at last being done to the gifted and intrepid botanical artist Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe with the publication of E Charles Nelson’s be(...)

Art books are expensive to publish and, inevitably, have a limited print run. But the initial high cost to book buyers can turn out to be a bar(...)