Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

File image Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s nuclear power plant building programme poses only a “very low” risk to Ireland. That is the view of the Radiological Protectio(...)