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A cushion star  in Poor Knights marine reserve  off New Zealand

The move by Minister for the Marine Michael Creed to exclude large fishing trawlers from Ireland’s coastal seas is great news for the conservation of (...)

 Europe’s chief   Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and  First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon  who held talks in  Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended Scottish threats to Irish fishing boats around Rockall as “in line with our obligations to upho(...)

Breda Flood, Co Wexford: An active member of the GAA, during winter nighttime games, the air quality is so poor Ms Flood cannot be on the sidelines. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Paula Freeman has run all over the world. A Leinster champion over 200 metres, she has raced in New York, Lanzarote, Tenerife and elsewhere. She train(...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Séamus Coffey: “The Government are ignoring their own advice and projections.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s medium-term projections for the public finances are “not credible”, the State’s fiscal watchdog has said in its latest assessment of (...)

The  Government contests the Scottish claim to Rockall, and its claim of exclusive fishing rights. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish boats currently fishing off the disputed island of Rockall have a legal right to fish there, and will continue to do so, the manager of a fisher(...)

The man denies being involved in groups including al-Qaeda and claims he is at risk of being tortured at secret facilities in Algeria due to his political views.

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Irish Government not to deport an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism until it has c(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  ‘I think the less we talk about boardings and potential clashes the better.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has ruled out sending Naval Service vessels into the waters around Rockall. Mr Coveney said “(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim to the territorial waters around Rockall.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim (...)

The UK claimed sovereignty over Rockall in 1955.  Ireland has never recognised that sovereignty. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The very short time frame between the Scottish government’s unexpected ultimatum regarding Irish vessels fishing within 12 miles of Rockall and its th(...)

File photograph of Irish Naval Vessel L.É. Róisín on a routine maritime security operations patrol off Rockall. Photograph:Defence Forces

A warning from the Scottish government that it will take action against Irish fishing vessels that fish in the area around Rockall, a disputed island (...)

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