Rising global temperatures may not pose the only threat to polar ice caps. Research involving an Irish scientist is exploring how warmer and more tur(...)

 French ambassador Jean Pierre Thébault. The ambassador thanked Galway and the west of Ireland for their support following the Charlie Hebdo attacks after receiving a book of condolences.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The French ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thébault, has paid tribute to the people of Galway and the west of Ireland for their “solidarity” after(...)

 The LÉ Aoife, the longest serving vessel in the Naval Service fleet, has been decommissioned. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Naval Service ship involved in recovering the black box from Air India Flight 182 in 1985 has been decommissioned today by Minister of State for D(...)

Professional surfer Andrew Cotton rides a large wave at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Finn Mullen

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout . . . While coastal and island communities were seeking respite (...)

Cartographer and author Tim Robinson photographed at Roundstone, Co Galway. Photograph: Nicolas Fève

Connemara-based cartographer and writer Tim Robinson is to be honoured for his “unique contribution to Irish literature and landscape” with a series o(...)

The battle for the final seat in the Midlands North West constituency is set to go down to the wire tonight after a huge transfer from Fianna Fáil run(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Simon Coveney told a conference today that ‘sustainable and science-based’ aquaculture would help to meet increasing demand worldwide for high-quality protein.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Plans by an Irish-Norwegian consortium to build one of the world’s largest marine food ingredient plants in south Donegal have been described a(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Associationsays that most of the caged salmon were suffocated in the crush. However, a group opposed to fish farm expansion  claims it is Ireland’s “largest single salmon farm escape”

Up to 230,000 farmed salmon may have been lost off the west Cork coast in one of the nine recent Atlantic storms. (...)

The IFA report says  the Irish farmed salmon sector would “only fill a corner” of one Norwegian fjord. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Delays in issuing fish farm licences have cost an estimated €60 million in investment ove(...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)