Reports of significant winter storm damage to the Unesco World Heritage site Skellig Michael have been received by the Office for Public Works. Photograph: Dave Sleator

Visitor access to Skellig Michael could be compromised because of storm damage, the Office for Public Works has said. Reports of significant winter (...)

Red deer stag: the highly protected animal was shot outside Killarney in late 2011. File photograph: Thinkstock

A “tail” issue in a case involving the shooting of a native red Killarney stag was unresolved three and a half years after the offence and almost two (...)

Young deer or fawns in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.Photograph: David Sleator

The possibility of relocating native species of deer from Kerry to the Phoenix Park in Dublin will be examined by Department o(...)

The aftermath of the 1916 rising.

International interest is expected in the commemoration ceremonies to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan has (...)

Could told that the red deer in the Killarney herd are protected from shooting all year.

A man has agreed to pay €750 to the Department of Heritage for use in Killarney National Park and €2,500 to a court poor box as “an atonement to soc(...)

Before and after photograph of the stolen carved limestone window at Church Island, Lake Garadice, Co Leitrim. Photographs: Department of Heritage

The removal of a 15th century stone window from a protected Co Leitrim church is being investigated by gardaí.The carved stone window-frame was taken (...)