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For the first time since records began in 2001 the method of “catch-and-release” for salmon has surpassed that of “catch-and-retain”

A new report published by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) shows that more wild salmon are now being “caught and released” than “caught and kept” by ang(...)

The challenge, by Eco Advocacy CLG, based in Enfield, Co Meath, concerns a permission granted to Keegan Land Holdings for the development at Charterschool Land in Trim. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A High Court judge wants the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to rule on European law issues concerning whether An Bord Pleanála must give more speci(...)

Photograph: Chris Clor/Tetra/Getty

As travel slowly returns, Irish Times writers and readers recall trips that went horribly – and comically – wrong. As told to Conor Pope In the (...)

Mikie O’Shea learned to play the fiddle when he was growing up  in Nad, north Cork.

As a wandering Irishman, learning to play the fiddle gave Mikie O’Shea a key to unlock musical communities around the world. “It may seem like an Iri(...)

Harmful green and red algae blooms seen in a Co Cork estuary due to excessive levels of nitrogen. Photograph: Liam Morrison/NUIG

On June 14th, a report was uploaded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. The document attracted little media attention, but what it revea(...)

‘The EU car sector has aligned with the Paris Climate Accord and is on target to achieve net zero carbon by 2050’

The plan to switch Ireland to all-electric car sales by 2030, and to put almost a million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by then, is based on a f(...)

Although prices and specifications are entirely negotiable, in general a Plus Four such as our test car is going to set you back about €100,000.

It was raining, but we didn’t care. If we had managed to organise a test drive a bare 48 hours either side of the actual day, we would have been drivi(...)

No matter where you are on the island, experienced runner Conor O'Keeffe has a route picked for you.  Please remember the maps be(...)

Outdoor gyms   have become more popular in public places across the island in recent years. Photograph: iStock

You’ve seen them, but have you ever used them? Outdoor gyms – those robust exercise machines designed for adults to use in the open air –(...)

Erik Prince: founder of private military contractor Blackwater USA. Photograph:  AP Photos/Susan Walsh

Erik Prince, the US private security contractor and former head of Blackwater Worldwide, tried to help a renegade general take control of Libya and “a(...)

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