Jason Callaghan from Lower Barrack Street, Cork was convicted of assaulting a fisheries officer in the course of carrying out their duties

The jailing of an angler for assaulting a fisheries officer has been welcomed by the fisheries authority, saying it sends out a clear message that the(...)

A flood in Blackpool, Cork city, in 2012. The proposed relief scheme would involve ‘putting a 350m stretch of the river Bride into a culvert near Orchard Court in Blackpool’. File photograph: Provision

A shop owner in the Cork suburb of Blackpool has warned that he may be unable to survive a further flood if a €20 million relief scheme is delayed by (...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan at North Bull Island, in Dublin: ‘These habitats are the jewels in the crown of Ireland’s natural heritage.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A total of €1.38 billion will be required for habitat and species protection and restoration in Ireland up to 2027, according to a framework document (...)

Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) are native to the waters of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada

For the first time in over 50 years, spawning sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) will return to Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada, according (...)

Members of the Irish Navy standing behind 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million discovered on board the Makayabella off the Cork coast in September, 2014. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Coastal and lakeside communities in Sligo and Leitrim have been asked by the Garda Síochána to help them tackle crime along waterways, following a suc(...)

Members of the public have been urged to report incidents of water pollution, fish kills or illegal fishing. File photograph: iStock

Farmers have been urged to be vigilant to the pollution risks posed to rivers from slurry discharges following the conviction yesterday of a large dai(...)

Ferox trout being released. Estimates of their population size thought to be small.

A new scientific paper entitled: “The spawning location of vulnerable ferox trout (Salmo trutta L.) in Lough Corrib and Lough Mask catchments, Western(...)

Preparing eels caught in Lough Neagh. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘He stood at night,” wrote Seamus Heaney, “when eels/ Moved through the grass like hatched fears/ Towards the water. To stand/ In one place as the fie(...)

Gary Houston from Northern Ireland with a fine Sheelin trout.

Brenda Montgomery’s weekly bulletin on Lough Sheelin always makes for interesting reading. In her latest report, she highlights the lakes eutrophicati(...)

A chub fish from the River Inny. Photograph: Inland Fisheries Ireland

An invasive fish species has reappeared in the River Inny in Co Longford, causing concern for local biodiversity, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has s(...)

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