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A homemade ice bowl using edible flower petals. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Short of growing space but still hungering to cultivate a little of your own food this year? Here are some useful suggestions for easy-to-grow, tasty (...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

October 2014: TK Whitaker with his grandson Conor, age 10,  during a gathering organised by the SDLP  to honour his life and achievements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ken Whitaker’s life paralleled the history of the modern Irish State in whose economic, financial, social, educational, political and cultural evoluti(...)

Box hedging in the gardens of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co Cork. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you’re one of those gardeners who grows box hedging or topiary box specimens, then you’ll know it’s become fashionable to write off this wonderfull(...)

Clare’s Podge Collins is surrounded by Kerry players during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A warning should flash up on the screen prior to a programme to warn those of a nervous disposition not to be alarmed, that television sports punditry(...)

A tortoiseshell butterfly in an Irish garden feeding from the magenta flowers of oregano. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Seen many butterflies recently? No? What about ladybirds, wild bees, dragonflies, frogs or hedgehogs? Nope? Me neither. The sad truth is that the abse(...)

“I love hurling. But there are more important things in life. Your family and your health. Hurling is . . . it is fun and enjoyment and it gets you excited. I think we all need something. It doesn’t have to be hurling.” Photograph: Inpho

What winds Davy Fitzgerald up? And who is he anyhow? Yes, he is still – always – the fiercely energetic and fine goalkeeper in a Clare group that seem(...)

 Additional sandbags are placed around Ann Connolly’s house as flood waters rise at Ballinstague, Gort, on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Areas along the Shannon and Lee rivers are braced for more flooding over the coming days with Storm Frank due to bring heavy rain and strong winds acr(...)

The twenty-five year old man pleaded guilty to one sample count each of anal rape and sexual assault of the girl between 2009 and 2012 in County Clare. He will be sentenced next week. Photograph: Michael Rehle/Reuters

A Clare man threatened to kill his partner’s nine-year-old daughter if she told anyone of his sexual abuse, the Central Criminal Court has heard. The (...)

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.The Department of Communic(...)

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