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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

John (Bhaba Jack) Ó Conaola carries the satellite transmitter found in Co Galway.

A satellite transmitter which has spent 12 years drifting the Atlantic currents from Gree(...)

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(...)

The Irish Coast Guard claims Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has “not been sufficiently advised” of the full consequences of reorganisation proposals. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that the lives of both rescue staff and volunteers could be put at risk by a reorganisation of maritime safety which (...)

A bottlenose dolphin off Seapoint, Co Dublin yesterday. File photograph: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

If it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, it’s no wind at all that is nirvana for whale and dolphin watchers.The pod of dolphins caught on underwate(...)

The Government’s chief scientific adviser has said the potential “long-term economic impact” of Ireland’s marine renewable energy research “cannot be (...)

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary where the (...)