Roseate terns on Rockabill. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over the next few weeks a conservation success story will touch down in Ireland: roseate terns will fly in from West Africa to Europe to nest on Irela(...)

Cadogan Enright (51), with his nine-year-old son, Cad Óg, who are hoping to paddle to almost 70 islands on Strangford Lough in order to count butterflies. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation/PA Wire

“I don’t have an X-Box or anything like that,” says nine-year-old Cad Óg Enright. “I don’t mind; I don’t really need them.” That’s always been the way(...)

Some of the rescued dinghies at the East Down Yacht Club are attended to by rescue workers  in Strangford. Photograph: Getty

A major sea and air rescue operation was mounted on Strangford Lough, Co Down yesterday after more than 150 sailors competing in a world championship (...)

 Woman was airlifted from the MS Thomson Spirit from just south of Strangford Lough last night.

A 78-year-old woman was airlifted off a cruise ship last night due to a heavy nosebleed. The doctor aboard the MS Thomson Spirit became concerned for (...)