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Welcome to the upside-down – John Paul Prior

John Paul Prior shares his reflections on life during the lockdown As I sit in the latest incarnation of my home office; my back against...

Growth in social assets – Noel McEvoy

Noel McEvoy, Dublin City Council Parks Superintendent explains how the walled garden in St Anne’s Park, Dublin provided the impetus for an important social...

President Higgins to be guest at JFK Memorial Park 50th Anniversary...

The Office of Public Works has announced that President Michael D Higgins will be the guest of honour and keynote speaker at a special...

8 Green Flag Awards for OPW Parks

The Office of Public Works (OPW) recently welcomed the news that eight OPW parks will receive the Green Flag Award for 2018. The Green...

Park life – Les Moore

Barry Lupton talks with Les Moore, head of Dublin City Parks Department Leslie Moore’s name will be familiar to most people working in Irish horticulture. As...

OPW’s Phoenix Park wins prestigious Gold International Large Parks Award

The Phoenix Park in Dublin is one of only two parks in the world to receive a prestigious Gold Award in the Inaugural International...

Mayo national park to expand by 50% with land transfer

A major land acquisition is to increase the size of Ballycroy National Park in Co Mayo by almost 50%. Lands owned by Coillte are being transferred...

Change underfoot

Dr. Christy Boylan examines how Ireland’s parks and green spaces are evolving to meet the new challenges The original concept of public parks was influenced by the...


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