Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch Ireland said the Government was also preparing measures to bring our seas to “good environmental status” under a new EU marine directive. Photograph: Provision

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White Walls, the Dubskys’ 1930s house in Ballymoney, Co Wexford

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Bank vole: found in Kerry in 1964, it has reached Mayo. Illustration: Michael Viney

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