Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney secured Government approval to send LÉ Róisín on humanitarian rescue duty in the southern Mediterranean. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Naval Service is preparing to send its patrol ship LÉ Róisín on humanitarian rescue duty in the southern Mediterranean, following Government appro(...)

The wind turbines would be visible from land, with the nearest shore point 1.27km away

The Marine Institute is seeking permission to install three 60m-high wind turbines within Galway Bay as part of an application to build a trial offsho(...)

Multinationals competing to meet global demand for seafood must not displace small-scale fisheries, Dr Rebecca Metzner  said, and new UN voluntary guidelines aim to promote a sustainable approach. File photograph: Getty Images

The strategy of Blue Growth can only be sustainable if it involves and respects the rights of “blue communities” living on coastlines, UN fisheries go(...)

Fishermen aboard a French trawler.  The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern over EU fisheries policy. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern about what it describes as the “continuing decline of the marine environment in the Irish Sea”, followi(...)

The Irish Coast Guard  notified the AAIU of an incident where a 15-year-old girl slipped from a rescue strop as the winch crew were trying to recover her and another teenager into the aircraft.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has initiated an investigation into a winching incident that occurred during the rescue of two teenagers fr(...)

Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Home-owners and businesses along parts of the Shannon face the highest danger of flooding in 20 years later this week, following days of heavy rain an(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Since the 1980s, the redistributive state has lost support as ever more ground was conceded to an extreme individualism. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said that there is “no clear evidence” that there is a “major popular demand” for equality or that there is widesprea(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

Notre Dame trustee emeritus Martin Naughton; his wife Carmel (far left); and Sr Maire Hickey, Mother Abbess at Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

On a balmy autumn morning, as light wind creates small waves on Poll an Chapaill lake, six nuns celebrate midday Mass in their simple chapel at Kyl(...)

Europe is grappling with its biggest migration challenge since World War II, with the main surge coming from civil war-torn Syria. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Samuel Beckett has rescued 242 people off the Libyan coast on its first humanitarian tasking in the Mediterranean. Th(...)