Chef Michael O’Meara  in Oscar’s Seafood Bistro, Galway: agrees that “overfishing”  a much misunderstood term. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A “simplistic” interpretation of overfishing is unfairly placing all blame on fishermen, a senior geographer has said. Many fishermen are finding it(...)

The Rossport five: Michael Ó Seighin, Brendan Philbin, Willie Corduff, Vincent McGrath and Philip McGrath leaving the Four Courts after being released from prison in 2005.

As gas is flared into the skies above north Mayo, it is worth reflecting on a project that has been one of modern Ireland’s greatest scandals, a stunn(...)

Sedco 711 drilling rig at the Corrib gas field. It is a semi-submersible drilling unit capable of operating in harsh environments and water depth of up to 550m.

1996: Gas discovery reported 83 km off Mayo by Enterprise Energy Ireland (EEI). August 2001: Mayo County Council approved permission for an onshore(...)

The funeral of Tory Johnson takes place at St Eunans Cathedral Letterkenny with burial afterwards at Conwal Cemetery.

The funeral of Donegal teenager Tory Johnston is taking place in Donegal on Sunday. The 17-year-old Leaving Cert student died suddenly following a ni(...)

Huge crowds turned out at Rathmore railway station to welcome home the victorious Kerry senior and minor football teams yesterday evening. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh

“Country roads, take me home/ To the place I belong.” The voice may have been John Denver’s but the sentiment was surely felt by all of the 2,000 or s(...)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu:  called for urgent and comprehensive inquiry. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary gener(...)

Fisherman and Corrib Gas protestor Pat O’Donnell (right): will receive certificate for bravery. Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

Five gardaí, two students, a Scout leader and a fisherman who was jailed over a Corrib gas protest are among the recipients of State bravery awards(...)