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Two large surveying vessels, including the Celtic Explorer, bring scientists out to survey waters beyond 30 nautical miles off the Irish coastline. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

“If we don’t have the data, we can’t make sustainable management decisions,” says Thomas Fury from the Marine Institute. This is possibly the simplest(...)

According to the research, wind occurring at 120m – the height of a standard wind turbine – will decrease, notably in summer. Photograph: Mat Fascione/Geograph.org.

The likely consequences of climate disruption on Ireland have been evident for many years – with some studies suggesting that apart from increased ext(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city, February 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s climate is likely to change dramatically by 2050, with the eastern region worst affected by higher temperatures, according to the most detai(...)

A salmon showing early signs of the disease in 2019. Photograph:  Inland Fisheries Ireland

Wild salmon in two rivers along the west coast have displayed symptoms of a potentially deadly disease prompting the authorities to issue a warning ag(...)

The Marine Institute Ireland’s website has an entire section  dedicated to children’s activities.

An entire section of the Marine Institute Ireland’s website is dedicated to children’s activities related to learning more about marine research and i(...)

 President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are pictured with  William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

The only full day of the official Irish visit by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Ireland will see the royal couple making multiple stops in(...)

Charter angling skipper, Peter Power, based in Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, fully geared and ready for the bluefin tuna pilot programme season.

Bluefin pilot programme Building on the success of last year’s bluefin tuna pilot programme, a catch and release fishery for the species in Ireland w(...)

Golden kelp. Illustration: Michael Viney

After the gales, the season’s shearing of kelp has left many beaches in western coves knee-deep in a dark and pungent harvest. Torn from their grip on(...)

The shiny black backs that came curving along the waves behind me were those of bottlenose dolphins, out for their own kind of fun. Picture: Michael Viney

On a frosty morning after Christmas in our first winter in the west more than 40 years ago, I went walking north along the shore. An early stretch, on(...)

 A killer whale that was washed up in Co Waterford. Photograph: Clare Scott

Four killer whales stranded on Irish shores between 2010 and 2017 were found to have “very high” persistent pollutants that may exceed toxicity levels(...)

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