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High temperatures recorded in the Palm House

The numbers tell their own story. The meteorological station at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin recorded that 5.3mls of rainfall f(...)

50 of the best picnic spots in Ireland: nothing says summer like cheese and onion crisps with an optional sprinkling of sand and a spectacular view of coast, waterfall, lighthouse or forest. Photograph: E+/Getty

The French invented picnics. The Australians professionalised them, adding high-tech portable barbecues, 13 kinds of posh hummus, and sun shades so co(...)

Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, that sacred space in time when Christians follow the steps of Jesus and his followers toward (...)

Inch beach in Co Kerry.

Inch beach on the Dingle peninsula has been awarded the top spot as Ireland’s best beach for 2018 by Tripadvisor. The Blue Flag Inch beach stretches (...)

Iseult NicDiarmada from Gaelscoil Mide, Kilbarrack, Dublin 15 , enjoys  Snowy the rabbit at the Mansion House Live Crib. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The boys of St Joseph’s CBS National School in Dublin’s Fairview took the live crib outside the Mansion House on Dawson Street in their stride. One (...)

Research indicates many investors make costly errors because they don’t actually get how dividend investing works. Photograph: Getty Images/Ikon Images

Interest rates have been on the floor for years, prompting frustrated and yield-hungry investors to turn to dividend stocks. There’s a problem, howeve(...)

AIB’s recent initial public offering will have disappointed investors who bought the shares at artificially inflated prices in recent years. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Some investors are cautious; some investors like risk; and some investors are just eejits, with recent trading in AIB just the latest example of how p(...)

A little bit of knowledge goes a long way when it comes to packing for your summer holidays

Whether you’re one of those people that takes the suitcase out two weeks in advance, or someone who’s still packing when they’re calling your name to (...)

Blood stains pews inside the St George Church after a suicide bombing in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, April 9th, 2017. Photograph: AP

Egypt’s president has called for a three-month state of emergency after suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches, killing 44 people o(...)

A scene from The Olive Tree: Spain, before the financial crisis, was ‘not unlike Ireland, building more houses. There was a madness about it, and a radical change in society’

The Santander complex outside Madrid houses the headquarters of the eurozone’s largest bank and a landscaped garden neatly dotted by imported, thousan(...)

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