Rarest of all the Dooaghtry snails is the sand-bowl amber snail or Quickella arenaria

A sharp turn of the road on our hillside presents a view that helps to put the “wild” in the Wild Atlantic Way. From the rising mass of Mweelrea, shar(...)

Freshwater pearl mussels. Photograph: pearlmusselproject.ie

Environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman is challenging a decision to remove protection for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel from part of the Riv(...)

The people of Doonbeg have shown support for Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his golf links course from coastal erosion. File photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

The people of Doonbeg have given a resounding “yes” to US billionaire Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his (...)

Donald Trump attends the 2015 Hank’s Yanks Golf Classic at Trump Golf Links  in New York. Photograph: Getty

US billionaire Donald Trump has finally won his battle against plans for a giant wind farm near his Doonbeg golf course – thanks to a little-known fre(...)

John and Mary Geoghegan on their land overlooking the Owenriff River and Lough Graffard.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) experts and consultants have expressed “major concerns” about a Connemara roadway scheme that was given Bor(...)

The High Court has ordered that construction work on two bridges, one of which has been the scene of protests by local people, in Kilkenny City be halted. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins.

The High Court has ordered that construction work on two bridges, one of which has been the scene of protests by local people, in Kilkenny City be hal(...)

Freshwater pearl mussels can live up to 130 years

Several Connemara communities have called for the immediate suspension of activity on local wind farm developments, following identification of endang(...)