Prof Nick Payne and PhD researcher Haley Dolton from Trinity College Dublin’s school of natural sciences have returned from a week on the waves in which they managed to apply tags to four sharks

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have begun deploying a new form of tagging device on basking sharks off west Cork in a bid to learn more about(...)

Mystery blue balls wash up on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Bolger

Marine scientists are to begin investigating mysterious blue balls that have been washing up on Dublin beaches as efforts continue to find out where t(...)

Most of a person’s daily intake should be coming from plants, especially whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes and nuts, the report says. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The Irish diet is rich in unsustainable foods and is causing nutritional and financial problems, as well as negatively affecting efforts to reduce glo(...)

 Philip O’Brien, emissions mitigation specialist with the EPA, told the conference that agriculture emissions have decreased since 1990, from 37 per cent to 33 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Universal consumption-based carbon taxes would be much more successful in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, according to UCD economist Colm Mc(...)

Dr Nicholas Payne atttaches a bio-logging device to a tiger shark in waters off the Bahamas.

The mysterious lifestyle of tiger sharks, who are notoriously difficult to study in their natural environment, has been revealed through the use of in(...)

East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

A three dimensional image that helps to visualise the developing baby’s bones and joints. Image via TCD

Irish scientists have discovered why and how the movement of a baby in the womb is critical to developing strong bones and joints. A team at Trinity(...)

’Mucky Jack’ is released back into the wilds of Co Wicklow, part of a study that shows some male badgers are ‘”super-rangers” and may help spread  bovine tuberculosis.

Irish scientists have observed a pattern of “super-ranging” behaviour in badgers who venture far beyond their normal territories, which may be contrib(...)

Resolution fulfilled: A 3-D image of the hole in the ozone layer high above Antarctica. Collective human effort through the banning of chlorofluorocarbons helped fill in the hole. Image: Nasa

So come on, who out there has made new year resolutions for self-improvement? Going to the gym, eating more veg, drinking less, less stress at work? S(...)

A large boulder deposited at Annagh Head in Co Mayo.

Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)

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