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Henry O’Donnell at Carrickfinn beach, Donegal for the start of Finswim 2020. Photograph: Rory O’Donnell

Just after lunchtime on Thursday, 56-year-old Henry O’Donnell pulled on his fins and walked into the sea at Carrickfin beach in Co Donegal in the hope(...)

From Curraghchase Forest Park, in Limerick, and Lough Boora Discovery Park, in Co Offaly, to Blessington Greenway, in Co Wicklow, there’s no shorta(...)

Swans on Lough Ennell in Mullingar. Photograph: Alan Betson

A wind warning has been issued for 19 counties as “unseasonably windy” weather sweeps across Ireland on Sunday. Met Éireann issued the status yellow(...)

The Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre on Valentia also requested assistance from the Irish Coast Guard unit in Doolin in Co Clare, who operate a drone. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Irish Coast Guard teams are to resume searches on Wednesday morning for a 52-year-old man missing from his west Kerry home since Saturday. John Cunni(...)

Ballybunnion beach in Co Kerry has lost its Blug Flag status for 2020. Photograph: Getty

Ballybunion North beach in Co Kerry has failed to retain its blue flag status in 2020 due to a deteroiation in its water quality. Beaches are require(...)

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are important indicators of climate change. Photograph: iStock

Sea level could rise by more than 1m by 2100 if carbon emission reduction targets are not met, according to a survey by 106 global experts. The lates(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

The Cabinet has  considered a memo on  “managing climate risks to Ireland’s changing coast”. Photograph: Getty Images

A new State strategy to manage coastal erosion which Ministers hope will outline where extra protections need to be put in place is being examined by (...)

An Airbus A350 Helicopter, piloted by Brad Lake, removed oil barrels and other waste from the MV Alta off the coast of Ballycotton, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: John Hennessy

Over 90 oil barrels have been removed from the “ghost ship” MV Alta, stranded near Ballycotton in East Cork during Storm Dennis. Air services company(...)

A wind map from midday on Friday showing the  movement of Storm Dennis off the west coast of Ireland. Image: Magicseaweed

Met Éireann has warned of flooding over the weekend as Storm Dennis brings torrential rain and high winds across the country. A yellow wind and rain (...)

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