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Mackerel may be in larger numbers outside traditional fishing waters, but are showing signs of starvation

The strongest voice for marine science in the northeast Atlantic comes from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), based in (...)

Michael McCann, from Derry, lands the first salmon of the 2019 season on the river Lackagh in Co Donegal

Congratulations to Michael McCann of Templeard, Derry, for catching and releasing the first salmon of the 2019 season in the Garden Pool on the Lackag(...)

Prof Andrew Parnell of Maynooth University

Science Lives: Prof Andrew Parnell of Maynooth University on his life’s work   As a statistician you reckon statistical models offer “scientifi(...)

The RNLI’s “Anna Livia”, stationed at Dún Laoghaire. As part of its annual ceremony  the station’s two lifeboats will drop wreaths into the sea in view of the public gathered at the end of the east pier.

In keeping with tradition, Dún Laoghaire RNLI will hold its annual ceremony today to honour the memory of 15 lifeboat volunteers who died on service o(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed  with Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan and Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann at the announcement of a €700,000 investment  in the marine data buoy network. Photograph: Darragh Kane

The ability to predict extreme weather events increasingly facing Ireland due to climate change is to be enhanced with high-tech upgrades to the marin(...)

Capt Sinéad Reen, of the National Maritime College of Ireland,  was the first Irish woman to qualify as a master mariner. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Not so long ago, a British navy captain received an extraordinary reaction to a video he posted on Twitter in response to a jibe about “women drivers”(...)

The discovery of the shark nursery was made last July by the Marine Institute’s remotely-operated vehicle Holland 1 deployed from the ILV Granuaile. Photograph: Marine Institute/Geological Survey of Ireland

A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep-ocean territory. Th(...)

A general view of the Kerry coastline. Ireland’s marine area is ten times its land mass. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director has urged Ireland to follow Scotland’s example in designing the State’s first plan for its mar(...)

An image from a rare shark nursery filmed 200 nautical miles west of Ireland by Irish and British scientists in one of six offshore special areas of conservation.

A rare shark nursery has been identified by a team of scientists in one of the State’s marine protected areas some 200 nautical miles off the west coa(...)

Ireland has one of the richest marine eco-systems and some of the world’s roughest seas. Photograph: Getty Images

If one picture can still paint a thousand words, a postcard printed by a State agency 20 years ago is proof of that. Some say there are no books, docu(...)

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