According to Biodiversity Ireland there are over 100 separate bee species in Ireland: this includes the native Irish honeybee (Apis Mellifera Mellifera), 21 species of bumblebee and 78 separate species of solitary bee. The different bees are active at different times through the year but most bees emerge in February […]

From the first moment of every day when we slip from between our cotton sheets, walk across our wooden floor and enjoy a reviving cup of coffee, almost everything we touch has originated in the soil and yet, although our civilisation has penetrated the depths of space, we rarely consider […]

“The holidays are upon us, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have a lot to be thankful for this year,” says Clonakilty native Julie O’Brien. “As I look at my beautiful upside-down Christmas tree, back where it belongs on the ceiling of The Junction, my bar, my home away from home, in […]

An annual challenge for the staff of Edel House, Cork’s emergency shelter for women and children, is to make sure that all the children in the shelter have a merry and memorable Christmas.  One major improvement on all previous Christmases in Edel House is the impressive new building the service […]