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Runner and writer Michael Collins at Saint Croix, Quebec

Within the Famine memorial fundraising community, there’s a phenomenon quietly referred to as “famine fatigue”, which tacitly acknowledges that, in th(...)

An example of a palm oil ball which can be toxic to dogs found on Fistral beach in Cornwall. Photograph: Dave Meredith

Foul smelling globules resembling balls of fat on the north Mayo coast may be linked to a pollution incident at sea, says Coastwatch Europe. The glo(...)

Winning photographer George Stoyle, from Muston, North Yorkshire, won the overall prize of £5,000 (€5,970) for his image of a huge lion’s mane jellyfish and its “hitchhikers”. He said: “As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles.” Photograph: George Stoyle/BWPA/PA Wire

A striking image of young fish taking refuge among the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish has scooped the top prize in this year’s British Wildli(...)

Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff: a public space named after the author.

Afternoon tea was rather fabulous. There were scrumdiddlyumptious snozzberries, edible teapots, yummy scrummy sandwich bars, loopy lollipop shortbrea(...)

 Seagulls are proving to be a menace in regards to litter in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The city seagull gets more and more like the urban fox. Like the latter it is fat and well fed with plenty of easy pickings. And brazen , lacking any (...)

Jean Cooper at La Siesta Bowls Club. “There are people out here that rent properties, they rely on their income every month, they know how much they need to survive out here.”  Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

“When you live here, you’re not on holiday, you’ve got to have something to get up in the morning for,” says Jean Cooper, as she looks across the imma(...)

Helen McAlinden at home in  Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fashion designer Helen McAlinden thinks her pared-back sense of style, the trademark of her eponymous label, “evolved most probably as an antidote to(...)

The list: the Starbucks dress code Starbucks has invited its employees to bring their “personal taste and handcrafted style” to work(...)

Michael Collins arrives at his final destination, Ireland Park in Toronto.

The Irish Diaspora Run saw Michael Collins run almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken by th(...)

Monument at Victoria Park in Cobourg, an area previously known as Corktown, in Ontario.

The Irish Diaspora Run sees Michael Collins running almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto(...)

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