The Irish Underwater Council, representing some 2,000 divers, says its members had to cancel all planned dives in Dublin Bay this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Divers have said they have abandoned the use of Dublin Bay because of the poor of visibility in the water following dredging by Dublin Port Company. (...)

A body has been found by rescue workers participating in a search for a man mising in Galway Bay since Thursday.

A body has been found by rescue workers participating in a search for a man missing in Galway Bay since Thursday. The man, who is in his mid-40s, wa(...)

An angler who had been fishing nearby when  the incident happened rang the coastguard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 41-year-old man who was found unresponsive, 1½ hours after he had gone snorkelling at Streedagh, Co Sligo , died as a result of Sudden Adult Death S(...)

The scene of the search last year for missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard crew of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy and winch crew Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith was tasked to provide “t(...)

The Irish Underwater Council and divers with the Protect Dublin Bay group have objected to use of the Burford Bank for dumping any spoil as the sea area from Rockabill to Dalkey island is now a special area of conservation. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Port is deploying four data buoys in Dublin Bay over the weekend which will monitor whale and dolphin activity in the area during the Alexandra(...)

Canadian Joseph Gagnon (left) and Dubliner Brian Conville before they set off from Canada in effort to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic. Photograph:  Claire Martin/PA

An Irish-Canadian rowing pair rescued by the Irish Coast Guard off the southwest coast had been close to setting three world records before their caps(...)

Fishing boats prepare to join the search for missing Rescue 116 crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby at Ballyglass Pier, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

While debris from Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 is still being washed up by the Atlantic, the search for its two missing airmen will continu(...)

The Irish Underwater Council  wrote to the EPA in March, seeking an appropriate assessment of the impact of dumping spoil on the Burford Bank, 5km southeast of Howth. Photograph: Alan Betson

Divers’ groups say they have decided to seek a judicial review over the licensing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of dredge spoil dumpin(...)

Seal  near Dalkey Island in Dublin bay. Previous dumping has already had an impact on the integrity of the area. Photograph: Nigel Motyer

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a record number of submissions in response to Dublin Port’s most recent application to dump spoil (...)

A seal underwater in Dublin Bay near Dalkey Island. Photograph: Nigel Motyer

Divers have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a permit issued to Dublin Port which allows it to dump “dredge spoil” off(...)

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