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- Nature diary The 5 in Five
The 5 in Five – video flora of Ireland – is a long-term project of the Trinity College Botany Department and the Trinity College Botanic Garden.
Now that autumn is in full swing and the routine of school and various activities ongoing, there’s barely a minute to cook dinner let alone do the washing up afterwards. Ar this time of year, I look to one-tray crowd pleasers for dinners that I can easily prepare hours beforehand, or the night before. Vegetables can be chopped, meat marinating and meals planned.
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1 I found this giant fungus, 20cm diameter, on the Murrough/Broadlough on August 28th in muggy weather. It had lovely patterning. Is it a rare fungus?
- ROUGH SLEEPERS A NIGHT ON THE STREET
It’s 9.30pm on a Tuesday, and a slight young woman with short hair and tattoos is standing with a pile of cardboard in the porch of a shop on Henry Street in Dublin. She looks fit and well and very alert, but the way she is standing is defensive and wary.
- CLIMATE CRISIS YOUNG FARMERS KNOW IT’S TIME FOR ACTION
A sense of duty prompted Francis Rowley to enrol in Teagasc’s Ballyhaise Agricultural College in Co Cavan.
- Trueshan tops Doncaster Cup rivals under inspired Doyle ride
Trueshan lit up Doncaster as he returned to his best to register a remarkable success in the Betfred Doncaster Cup Stakes yesterday.
- In a Word . . . Barber Patsy McGarry
It was at the barber’s last month when I realised that what had passed for this summer was well and truly over. It was busy, mainly with some teenage boys and one strong mother who, with a mixture of charm – directed at the barber – and firmness, before which there was no deviance – directed at her sons – had her way. She was not for turning.
- ‘It’s no surprise to me that Ireland are the number one side’
Charles Salesi Piutau looked out the hotel window at the shards of lightning that briefly illuminated a charcoal sky as a thunderstorm passed over Paris. There’s a temptation to use the elements as a metaphor to link nature’s force with a force of nature that will be let loose on Ireland at the Stade de la Beaujoire, but it seems a little overwrought, a misdirected pass at describing a generational talent.
T his year marks the 40th anniversary of what many consider to be the first "official" Pride march in Dublin in 1983. It was preceded by more than a decade of LGBTQ+ organising, informed by and overlapping with feminist activism. In 1970, Pride marches in multiple US cities and London marked the...
- How does social housing investment compare with being a traditional private landlord?
There may have been a public outcry when a number of housing estates were snapped up by international investors of late, but it's not just institutional funds that are investing in social housing by buying up estates and apartment blocks to lease back to local authorities....
- Healthcare students bullied into skipping informed consent
During the first lockdown, we praised healthcare students for their selflessness. When their placements were cancelled, many of them worked in difficult and even dangerous situations in hospitals and nursing homes, sometimes without adequate PPE. The rates of infection among healthcare workers were ...
- Concerns about hate crime Bill convictions unfounded
The landmark Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022, which introduces the crime of hate speech and mandates tougher sentences for crimes motivated by hate, is being considered in the Seanad today, having completed its journey through the Dáil....
- Defamation reform long overdue and very welcome
The positive first step by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to reform Ireland's outdated and repressive defamation legislation, though welcome, is long overdue and remains just that: a welcome first step....
- Maligned and abused GDPR is the best protection we have
It's been three years this week since one of Europe's most groundbreaking pieces of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force....
- Workplace age discrimination still an issue in Ireland
Age discrimination continues to be an issue in Irish workplaces, according to experts in the field. It is illegal under the Employment Equality Acts (1998-2015) but those working in the area say little has changed in relation to workplace age discrimination in Ireland in the past 20 years....
- Golfgate exposes much bigger problems for Ireland in Europe
A remarkable aspect of the dismissal of the Golfgate court proceedings has been the attempts at retrospective justification by many Irish commentators. From being akin to participating in the crucifixion (which is how it was portrayed in those mania-driven days of late August 2020) it has now been...
- CHILD TRAFFICKING OUR HIDDEN CRISIS
Shortly before Emma* left Turkey in 2016, she realised she was pregnant. The 18-year-old from east Africa had spent the previous four years locked in an apartment where she says her husband forced her to have sex with other men. "My life in Turkey was extremely tough," she remembers. "My husband...
- Booming drugs trade has reached every part of Ireland despite Covid lockdowns
Last September, armed gardaí charged with tackling Ireland's drugs criminals searched properties 200km apart, in Mountmellick, Co Laois, and the tiny village of Lisselton, Co Kerry, seizing nearly €4 million in cash....