Saoirse Ronan featured in a Bord Bia advertising campaign for Origin Green

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called on the Government to scrap its “Origin Green” certification scheme on the basis that “some of the country’s (...)

Threat of extinction: curlews were on the official Irish list of birds on offer to shooters until 2012. Illustration: Michael Viney

Autumn’s silences on this side of the hill can be quite profound, as much a signal of the season as the magical refocusing of light. A sound I could p(...)

White clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) underwater on riverbed, River Leith, Cumbria, England, UK. File photograph

Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow from Carlow to Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, in recent days. The ou(...)

The white-clawed crayfish is a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the largest surviving populations. Photograph: Ragnar Schmuck

Water users are being urged to take extensive precautions to stop the spread of a highly infectious Crayfish Plague after confirmation of an outbreak (...)

Red list: 40 of Ireland’s 244 types of water beetles are at risk. Illustration: Michael Viney

All summer, fresh images of Irish wildlife have appeared in the inbox of “Eye on Nature”, often through capture with smartphones that are also cameras(...)

River Barrow trail: “The grassy towpath is the green frame for the river,” according to Olivia O’Leary River Barrow trail: “The grassy towpath is the green frame for the river,” according to Olivia O’Leary. Photograph: Paddy Woodworth

“Step out on the grassy way which is the Barrow towpath and you have stepped into another world. You can walk along the river for miles without hearin(...)

Teresa Wall, of Rathingle Cottages, Swords, Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins.

A hill-walker who saw a €40,000 damages award for injuries suffered in a fall on a boardwalk on the Wicklow Way overturned has now been told she will (...)

Wing and a prayer: treating an injured pigeon. Photograph: Himanshu Vyas/Getty

A couple of weeks ago, a feral pigeon arrived on my doorstep, and forced me to reconsider some cherished preconceptions.   It had been attacked,(...)

Teresa Wall  claimed she tripped and fell after her foot had snagged in a hole in one of the old railway sleepers that made up a boardwalk. Photograph: Collins

The High Court has overturned a €40,000 damages award to a hillwalker over injuries suffered when she fell on a boardwalk on the Wicklow Way. In a si(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív said a choice will have to be made between the ‘insignificant risk’ to local freshwater pearl mussel  balanced with the possibility that somebody will die if the road is not upgraded. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make hard decisions in relation to infrastructure projects and “take our chances with Europe”, former government minister Éamon Ó(...)