Map showing the course of the Vartry River from the reservoir, through the Devil’s Glen, Ashford, New Rath Bridge and into the Irish Sea. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Irish Water’s plans to build a new water treatment plant at the Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow did not contain enough information, including an enviro(...)

The treatment plant upgrade is geared to increase output by 10 to 15 million litres of water per day. Photograph: The Irish Times

Unless a water treatment plant linked to the Vartry Reservoir in Roundwood, Co Wicklow, is upgraded, Irish Water would eventually have to restrict wat(...)

The Vartry water treatment plant at Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has decided to hold a public hearing on Irish Water’s plans for a €200 million upgrade of the Vartry reservoir, which supplies more t(...)

Gary Coughlan, right, being presented with the Lough Conn Trophy by Wicklow Anglers’ president Stuart McGrane

The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed a new study in the international journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions which utilised (...)

If the Irish white-clawed crayfish population is killed off by the plague, the North American species of crayfish may take its place and establish in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The outbreak of crayfish plague in the River Suir at Clonmel, Co Tipperary is “extremely concerning” for the future of the species in Ireland, environ(...)

Any doubt about the devastating impact sea lice levels can have on wild salmon and sea trout stocks will have been swept away by a report from Inland (...)

A file image of the LE Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire.

The Cork auctioneer who handled the State’s sale of the Naval Service patrol ship LE Aisling for €110, 000 has said he is not surprised if the vessel (...)

Bandon scouts  at the fishing forum on River Blackwater

Bandon scouts in Co Cork attended a fishing tuition day at the River Blackwater organised by the local angling club and supported by Inland Fisheries (...)

Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

Monica Peters from Orlando, Florida, with her magnificent Corrib trout of 5.4kg, sportingly released

The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association (ILFA) commenced their season recently with a trial on Lough Lene in Co Westmeath, the first of four to select(...)

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