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The MV Alta, a 77m Tanzanian registered cargo ship which had been abandoned and drifting in the Atlantic Ocean for 17 months, washed up on rocks near Ballycotton in east Cork last weekend.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Oil and other waste materials are due to be airlifted from the wreck of the MV Alta in Cork next week. Cork County Council’s oil spill assessment tea(...)

Environmentalist Karin Dubsky will be the Green Party candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Wexford constituency expected in November. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The well-known environmentalist Karin Dubsky will be the Green Party candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Wexford constituency expected in late(...)

Preliminary results of a survey conducted has found that drink containers constitute the most widespread type of litter  on the Irish coastline. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A “snapshot” audit of the Irish coastline has found that recreational litter posed a greater threat to its health this year than water pollution. Pr(...)