Crew members and participants in Safe Haven Voyages on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, docked in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Before last Monday, Victor Springbok had never been on a boat. A week later, the 22-year-old knows how to steer a vessel through “wild Atlantic wat(...)

Bentiu, South Sudan. Photograph: Colm Moloney

The day is written into my mind in indelible ink. The biggest, whitest, fluffiest clouds raced across the bluest sky I had ever seen. I was in Zimbabw(...)

Honest Ndlovu: has been charged with permitting “a person who is not ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe to hunt the said animal which was not on the hunting quota”. Photograph: AP

The game park owner accused of letting an American tourist illegally hunt and kill a lion on his property in Zimbabwe has been charged in connection w(...)

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan  is among the nominees for the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young People. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has been nominated for an international award previously bestowed upon both John F Kennedy and Henry Kissing(...)

Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst  outside the Hwange magistrates court, where he faces charges of failing to prevent an unlawful hunt. Photograph:   Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

A professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe has said that the case against h(...)

Sabrina Corgatelli with the carcass of the giraffe she killed in South Africa. “Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously, very quickly,” she said on NBC’s Today show.

A big-game hunter from Idaho has been fiercely criticised for flaunting online images of herself posing with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wild(...)

Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi: the number of  millionaires in Mozambique will increase by 120 per cent to 2,200 by 2024, according to New World Wealth. Photograph: Etienne Laurent

Mozambique and Ivory Coast will overtake Angola and Ghana as the countries in Africa with the fastest growth rate of millionaires by 2024, research co(...)

The protected lion known as Cecil, which was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer. Photograph: Paula French via AP

Another American illegally hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago, officials say amid an international outcry over the US hunter accu(...)

Walter James Palmer (left) poses with a shot lion (not Cecil).

American dentist Walter Palmer has been widely harangued this week following the killing of Cecil the African lion, but Irish people are not immune to(...)

 Cecil the lion strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe before his death at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer. Photograph: Paula French via AP

Do big-game hunters consider what they do to be sport? It was a question that bounced around in the background of the international condemnation of Mi(...)