How employers can help to save our hard-working bees

Ireland’s threatened bee species can benefit from businesses large and small signing up for the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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What are Irish festivals doing to be eco-conscious?

As we dust off our gladrags for the summer’s festival calendar, Ellie O’Byrne asks what Irish music festivals are doing to go green this year.

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Sounds of the city: Artist explains Crawford Art Gallery's latest installation piece

Limerick-born artist Andrew Kearney is allowing Cork gallery-goers to eavesdrop on what he calls the “oozing activity of the city” with Mechanism, his ...

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Learning the ropes: Skipping fever has taken hold at this Cork school

As rates of childhood obesity soar, one Cork school is reviving the once-common schoolyard activity of skipping to boost child fitness and co-ordination skills, ...

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Mad about Cork: Community groups are fuelling a renewed sense of pride

There's a grand stretch in the evenings.

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Let’s get on the biogas bus and use eco-friendly fuel

Biomethane can be harvested from slurry or food waste and be compressed for use as an eco-friendly fuel, such as to power our buses, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Back from the dead: The Bermuda petrel was thought extinct for nearly 400 years

The amazing tale of the Bermuda petrel, a seabird thought extinct for nearly 400 years, has lessons for Ireland’s blasé approach to conservation, West ...

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When war meets art: Doris Salcedo on representing violence without violence

Doris Salcedo rails against the violence of her native Colombia in her major exhibition at IMMA, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Have tapes, will travel: Shimkovitz on his quest to spread the word on Africa's rarest music

He was the musical legend who gave it all up to drive a taxi.

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Local authorities: busy enough in the battle for Ireland’s bees?

The annual Biodiversity and Councils’ All-Ireland Pollinator conference put the spotlight on local authorities’ vital role in protecting threatened pollinators, ...

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Skabilly rebel Roddy Byers ready to rock in Tramore

In advance of his trip to Ireland, Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers looks back on his early days with The Specials, and tells Ellie O’Byrne about the musical ...

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Gavin James: Tapping into our love of a pub sing-song

“Are there any lovebirds in the house? And if there aren’t, what the hell are you doing at a Gavin James gig?”

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Cathy Jordan on playing within a tradition with Dervish

Sometimes musical worlds collide, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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How carnival beats the drum for tolerance

Cork documentary maker Kate Hardie Buckley was in Brazil to film the changing dynamic for the country’s LGBT community, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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