Francis Flannery and James Riordan: identified deficiencies in existing seabed survey software they believed they could fix
New innovators: SonarSim

James Riordan and Francis Flannery became hooked on the underwater world of seabed surveying while working as researchers at the marine robotics resea(...)

The LÉ ‘Niamh’ is sailing today to begin Mediterranean rescue duty. Photograph: Defence Forces/PA Wire

Naval Service vessel LÉ Niamh is due to sail from Cork harbour today for humanitarian search and rescue duty in the Mediterranean. The patrol ship, un(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney should take a “leadership” role in State management of fragile habitats, Coastwatch has said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Environmental organisation Coastwatch has called on Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to take a “leadership” role in State management of fragile(...)

A submerged vertical cliff some 800 metres below the sea surface and carpeted in coldwater coral has been discovered.

Irish marine scientists have discovered a new coldwater coral habitat some 300km off the Kerry coastline. A submerged vertical cliff some 800 metres(...)

The Marine Institute has recommended that offshore salmon farms should be capped at production of 7,000 tonnes. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) plans for a 15,000-tonne offshore organic fish farm in Galway Bay are in doubt, following new size guidelines published by t(...)

Image of a 3D animation of a  3.7km high underwater mountain, which is more than 140km long, on the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The image is part of a survey of the Atlantic Ocean conducted by the State’s research ship, the MV Celtic Explorer.   Photograph: Marine Institute

Footprints of icebergs moving across the seabed, an ancient glacial moraine and a mountain higher than Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry have been mapped acr(...)

Boarfish: “a special gift from a warming ocean”. Illustration: Michael Viney

A rather pretty little fish with quite the wrong name keeps swimming into my attention. “Boarfish” isn’t at all what Linnaeus had in mind in coining C(...)

Irish marine research vessel RV Celtic Explorer has been deployed from Newfoundland to map the seafloor between Canada and Ireland.

Irish marine research vessel RV Celtic Explorer has been deployed from Newfoundland to map the seafloor between Canada and Ireland under a new Europea(...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams. Photograph: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters 3:51

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has claimed he had a meeting of minds while talking to Prince Charles about lives lost in Northern Ireland’s 30-yea(...)