New Irish record smooth hound of 11.27kg for Dean Quigley from Kilmore, Co Wexford

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) has published its annual report for 2016 and copies are now available online and in print from Inland Fisheri(...)

Niall Greene of Salmon Watch Ireland: there is general consensus that the impact of those factors over which man has some direct influence should be addressed with “some urgency”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Ten years after Ireland banned driftnetting for salmon at sea, the controversial measure has proved to be a failure. The Atlantic wild salmon is in a(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg. A planning application for Irish Water’s proposed €1bn pipeline linking Dublin to the Shannon is expected to lodged by the end of the year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A planning application for Irish Water’s proposed €1 billion pipeline linking Dublin to the Shannon is expected to lodged by the end of the year. De(...)

Severe damage to the stocks of sea trout in some Connacht rivers sparked the current research into the fish.

My favourite stretch of Mayo river flows between ivied oaks in a hollow below the bog and onwards under Louisburgh’s bridge to the sea. The Bunowen is(...)

The first wild salmon of the year has been caught on the Munster Blackwater river in Co Cork.  File photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The first wild salmon of the year has been caught on the Munster Blackwater river in Co Cork. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) confirmed that the 7lb (...)

Crowds at last year’s Angling Expo at National Show, which this year will run  at the National Show Centre,in Swords, Co Dublin on February 18th-19th.

A new report entitled The Celtic Sea Trout Project (CSTP) addresses significant knowledge gaps as to why sea trout are suffering a decline in parts of(...)

Magnificent Baltic salmon from the Lainio river in Swedish Lapland

Close to 200,000 hours and 31,180 patrols were carried out in 2016 to protect the fisheries resource, it was announced at the launch of the Inland Fis(...)

The chief executive of Inland Fisheries Ireland has described illegal fishing as an “environmental crime of the highest order”

Inland Fisheries Ireland has said it confiscated almost 15km of illegal fishing nets and initiated more than 100 prosecutions last year. The organis(...)

Irish Water says the construction of a new treatment plant, along with other upgrades, will ensure the Vartry scheme meets all drinking water standards

Irish Water’s €200 million planned upgrade of the Vartry reservoir, which supplies more than 200,000 in north Wicklow and south Dublin, will “destroy”(...)

Irish Water said an examination by its own staff and Cork City Council workers has confirmed both the sewer and the pumping station were now fully operational

Irish Water has said there is no risk to public health and no contamination of drinking water supplies in Cork following the discovery of raw sewage s(...)

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