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The whales stranded at Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal. Picture: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Seven whales out of a group of eight that became stranded on a beach in Co Donegal have died, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has said. The (...)

A still from a video of the whale in Dublin Bay posted on social media on Wednesday. Photograph: Stella Maris Rowing Club/Facebook.

A whale that had been spotted swimming in Dublin Bay this week has died. Passengers and crew on the Irish Ferries vessel Ulysses spotted the corpse (...)

A Sowerby’s Beaked Whale. File photograph: Whitehead Lab

Whale and dolphin conservationists are hoping that a rare whale which was washed ashore in Co Waterford at the weekend will survive, as they paid trib(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

1993: A single, tertiary children’s hospital for Dublin is proposed by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It recommended the centre be built (...)

The dolphin has been swimming around the River Liffey in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Paddy Logue

A dolphin has been spotted swimming in the river Liffey in Dublin on Wednesday morning. A number of people have taken to social media to share videos(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt.

Historic heroes and present day paradise Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun and see the ancient Pyramids and timeworn Sphinx with a visit to Egypt. (...)

A Spotted Ray (Raja montagui) eggcase sighted on Carratigue Beach in Co Mayo. This is one of Ireland’s more common species of egg-laying skate

There’s a buzz around citizen science at the moment with growing numbers of people keen to report on the presence or absence of everything from fish t(...)

A  basking shark breaching off Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph:  Youen Jacob/Provision

Nic Slocum stands at the helm of The Voyager, lifts a pair of binoculars to his eyes and scans the sea. He’s looking for whales. If Moby Dick is your (...)

A female killer whale is seen on the beach at Saleens near Tramore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Clare Scott via @MonsterMermaids on Twitter

Marine biologists are working to remove the body of a killer whale which washed up on a beach near Tramore in Waterford on Friday morning.The five met(...)

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