Dr Conor Graham of the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, and Dr Liam Morrison, at the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway, explaining their research. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Two new studies by Irish environmental scientists have established a shellfish “fingerprint”, tracing the food from sea to plate with pinpoint accurac(...)

Oliver Schurmann in the Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s  Aqua Marine Garden, at Bloom  in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The problem of plastic waste polluting the oceans is highlighted in an underwater garden installation at Bloom in the Park 2019, which opens on Thursd(...)

The six main contenders to replace UK prime minister Theresa May: Michael Gove; Dominic Raab;  Jeremy Hunt; Sajid Javid;  Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson. Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

The UK’s environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he will formally enter the Conservative leadership race. Speaking from his London home on S(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Bloom gardening festival: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward help launch this year’s event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardeners all over Ireland are frantically preparing for the biggest event in the horticultural calendar: the Bloom gardening festival, in the Phoenix(...)

The former presidential candidate is visiting Ireland to share his insight on climate change and the action required to sustainably and effectively manage our oceans to ensure the health of our planet. File photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has been announced as a keynote speaker at Ireland’s flagship blue economy conference Our Ocean Wealth at City(...)

An extension to a Dublin house designed by Joe Fallon Design

Planning to renovate your home or to build a new one is one of life’s bigger decisions. The first question to ask is what professional help you a(...)

There will be a three-year transition period for vessels over 18m long fishing for sprat. File photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed has promised to introduce a ban on trawling by fishing vessels that are more than 18m long within six nautical m(...)

There is a dearth of architects and architectural technicians. Photograph: iStock

The Irish labour market has seen a return to pre-recession levels of demand for talent across all sectors, with 81 per cent of companies saying they a(...)

Trucks and freight lined up at Rosslare Euro Port on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The loss of the Irish Ferries services between Rosslare and France next year could severely impact Irish, Spanish and French exporters of fresh fish a(...)

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