Marine Institute

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    Fishing tradition: currachs on Inis Oírr. Photograph: Eamon Ward

On a sun-filled spring morning on the Aran island of Inis Oírr, dozens of cheerful students disgorge from several Doolin ferries. Some look for(...)

Thousands of dead lobsters and other shellfish, starfish and octopuses have been identified in the past few days along beaches from Whitehead in Co Antrim down to Dollymount and Sandymount in Dublin Bay. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

The Marine Institute says a combination of easterly gales and spring tides has caused large marine life mortality along the eastern seaboard. (...)

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