Horseshoe bats. Photograph: iStock

How did Covid-19 come to be? It’s a puzzle that involves tolerant bats, possibly middlemen pangolins and a virus that gathered structures and tricks a(...)

A stream at the Sally Gap in Co Wicklow. Run-off from agricultural fertilisers, pesticides and slurry and sediment from soil erosion are the dominant pollutants in small streams across Ireland

Small streams are crucial for clean water and biodiversity. A new international research project led by UCD’s school of biology and environmental scie(...)

More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled this week in an effort to manage its size. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled in what the Office of Public Works (OPW) said was an effort to manage its si(...)

Aquaculture Review Group, from left, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide. Mary Moylan, Minister Creed and Ken Whelan

A suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries from Sunday, January 1st, 2017, has been approved by the (...)

Harte scans the horizon for a herd: “There’s very little infrastructure there – we have to bring in our own water. But it’s funny how little you really need to be totally comfortable and happy.”

David Attenborough has a lot to answer for. I don’t even own a kitten, and yet I struggled to get through an episode of Planet Earth – which complete(...)

Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)