Marine Scotland says artisanal hand cutting, or picking, wild seaweed has far less environmental impact than mechanised harvesting. File photograph: Getty Images

A west Cork-based environmental group has said it is “utterly disappointed” with Minister of State for Housing Damien English for failing to consult i(...)

Johnaí “Dubh” Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)