Ilustration: Michael Viney

In the season of moulds, mildews and fungi, spare some dread for an organism, a protist, that shares its biology with potato blight and grapevine dise(...)

Pike: Illustration: Michael Viney.

It’s 120 years since a few little silverfish from England were tipped into the Munster Blackwater river. Discarded from a tin of live bait, Rutilus (...)

Dr Ciarán Byrne, chief executive of Inland Fisheries Ireland  with Dr Cathal Gallagher, head of research and development, at the Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a report on pike. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A study of the fearsome, predatory pike – cherished by coarse fisherman; dreaded by brown trout anglers – has revealed a dramatic change in the balanc(...)

Séamus O’Loughlin (Ennis), winner of ITFFA individual competition on Lough Lene, receiving the Lennon Cup from president, John Deacy

The recent report from ‘Irish Business against Litter’ highlights the fact that only eight per cent of beaches, harbours and rivers were found to be ‘(...)

Up to 1,400 Brown Trout and 70 Salmon perished in the fish kill at at the Ollatrim river. Photograph: Inland Fisheries Ireland

An investigation is under way into the death of thousands of fish in Tipperary’s Ollatrim river. Inland Fisheries Ireland has said the 14,749 dead fi(...)

The State agency said if current weather conditions continue it may consider emergency conservation orders.  Photograph: iStock

Inland Fisheries Ireland have appealed for anglers to stop fishing until the current period of high temperatures and low water levels comes to an end.(...)

Inland Fisheries officers assess the death toll in Claremorris

More than a thousand brown trout along with other species of fish have been killed following an effluent discharge into a river in Claremorris, Co May(...)

The angel shark has faced quite different threats to leave it ‘critically endangered’. Drawing: Michael Viney

There are many strange-shaped sharks in the world, but a big fish native to big sandy bays on Ireland’s west coast is among the least shark-like of al(...)

Zebra mussels are considered our most harmful invasive species and are are ‘particularly problematic’

The Japanese knotweed, rhododendron and giant hogweed are fast becoming household names as these pests continue to invade Irish landscapes. These ill-(...)

Members of the Lough Swilly Wild Oyster Society have been fishing for native oysters  for about 25 years

Lough Swilly is an “environmental disaster” due to the alleged failure of the marine authorities to properly control farming of oysters there, the Hig(...)

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