Dog walkers at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dog walkers are set to be banned from parts of Bull Island and Dollymount Strand in north Dublin following “futile” efforts to encourage them to obey (...)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service  said the drones ‘will help us establish outbreaks and keep wild fires from spreading’. File photograph: Getty

Drones are to be used by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Coillte to combat forest and wild fires at “hot spots” in Dublin, Wicklow (...)

Ireland had an estimated 223,000 Irish hares in the winter of 2018/19. Picture: Michael Viney

In an early initiation into sheep-country nightlife, I was awoken on a winter night by a sudden blaze of light beyond the bedroom curtains. Peering ou(...)

People keep their distance as they wait their turn in a queue to access a supermarket in Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) warned this week that people are not following social distancing guidelines while out in public parks. (...)

Wild Nephin. Photograph: Sam Birch

The word wilderness is evocative – conjuring up a potent mix of wonder, fear and even nostalgia in what is an increasingly urbanised world. But the co(...)

A juvenile corncrake, caught, tagged, and released by researchers in Co Roscommon in 2002. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

More than €4 million has been dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Corncrake bird in Ireland. A specially protected species, the Corncrak(...)

Storm Atiyah tracks from Iceland to Ireland on Sunday morning. Photograph: Earth.nullschool.net.

Storm Atiyah has made landfall in Ireland bringing high winds and rough seas along the west coast. Waves reaching heights of eight metres in Atlantic(...)

A wind turbine: The Government has had to acknowledge our very poor response to the climate crisis

The Court of Justice of the European Union has imposed a €5 million fine on the State, plus ongoing daily penalties, for failing to complete an enviro(...)

Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

If you happen to be out walking on Brittas Bay beach in Co Wicklow today, you might be surprised to see a group of people walking through the sand dun(...)

Coastwatch director Karin Dubsky with guest speakers Sophie Mjati, of France Nature Environnement, Marc-Philip Buckhout, Seas at Risk policy officer, and  Tatiana Luján, of Client Earth, attending the conference at Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has designated just 2.3 per cent of its vast marine area for special protection, and yet most of its important sea habitats are “in inadequate(...)

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