A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as ‘one of the most dangerous roads’ in the State. File photograph: Getty Images/National Geographic

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as “one of the most dangerous roads” in the (...)

Bos taurus, an aurochs relative, in a nature reserve in the Netherlands

Europe once teemed with wildlife: herds of bison, wild horses, deer, aurochs and even water buffalo. Lions, leopards, hyenas, bears and wolves pursue(...)

An animal welfare charity and a Government agency have signed an agreement to tackle what they said was the ‘growing problem’ of wildlife crime.  Photograph: Andrew Kelly

An animal welfare charity and a Government agency have signed an agreement to tackle what they said was the “growing problem” of illegal hare-coursing(...)

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 (...)

Teresa Wall (59) of Rathingle Cottages, Swords, Dublin, leaving the Four Courts after she was awarded €40,000 damages in her High Court action against Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service. Photograph: Courts Collins

A court award of €40,000 in damages to a hillwalker who was injured when she fell on a rotting boardwalk on the Wicklow Way has been criticised as “s(...)

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(...)

Star Wars: Skellig Michael, where scenes for The Force Awakens were shot. Photograph: Chris Hill/Getty

A guide who has worked on Skellig Michael, off the Co Kerry coast, for almost three decades says that her experiences over the past two years still c(...)

Teresa Wall of Rathingle Cottages, Swords is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for €60,000 in damages following a fall on the Wicklow Way. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Co Dublin woman who has climbed in the Himalayas and been to base camp on Mount Everest is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS(...)

Micheal Burke on his land at Ballymaquive, Ardrahan, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Sections of a €550 million motorway being constructed in Co Galway may have to be raised in parts due to flooding, according to a leading hydrologist.(...)

Protected: lampreys live in the lower Shannon. Illustration: Michael Viney

Sixty or so years ago, after the Shannon had flooded again, the government borrowed Col Louis Ernest Rydell from the US army cCorps of Army Eengineers(...)

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