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Gorse fires in the Ox Mountains in Co Sligo. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Up to 30 gorse fires are raging across the country, with the most serious at a Coillte forest in Co Galway now declared a threat to homes and wildlife(...)

Monica Peters from Orlando, Florida, with her magnificent Corrib trout of 5.4kg, sportingly released

The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association (ILFA) commenced their season recently with a trial on Lough Lene in Co Westmeath, the first of four to select(...)

Michael Shanks with his first trout on opening day of 1.1kg on Corrib.

The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland has produced a fabulous new website of Ireland’s 10 premier game angling houses guaranteed to catch the eye of the(...)

Road leading to Letterfrack, Co Galway. Forum Connemara, based in Letterfrack, said it had been devastated by the loss of a key community programme for the area. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government’s commitment to combating rural decline has been questioned by a Connemara development group which says it has been forced to shed eigh(...)

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(...)

Binn idir an Dá Log in Connemara, Co Galway

I met a friend of mine recently who was just back from climbing Kilimanjaro. “What was it like?” I said. “Tough,” said he, “but not as tough as the Ma(...)

Padraig Fahy with a 2.5kg sea trout on Lough Inagh

The Loughs Agency, with responsibility for the Carlingford and Lough Foyle area, has witnessed a big rise in pollution this year with 150 incidents re(...)

The heaviest fish on Sheelin last week was a trout of 3.6kg caught by Slane angler Christopher Defillon.

Garmin, global leader of satellite navigation, has announced its support as a key sponsor for this year’s Rosslare Small Boats Festival, one of the mo(...)

Prof Aongus Curran, who drowned last weekend on Lough Corrib, was remembered at his funeral today as a loving husband and father who adored his five children.

Prof Aongus Curran, who drowned last weekend on Lough Corrib, was remembered at his funeral today as a loving husband and father who adored his five c(...)

Prof Aongus Curran (51) lost his life in a boating incident on Lough Corrib at the weekend.

Further tributes have been paid to leading cancer surgeon Prof Aongus Curran (51), who lost his life in a boating incident on Lough Corrib at the week(...)

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