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Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

A sea bird amongst the Atlantic waves in Kerry. The Irish Atlantic coastline has some of the most energetic waves in Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Storm Ophelia was setting new wind-speed and wave-height records last autumn, ocean energy researchers were once again reminded of the challenges(...)

Áine Morgan, a singer from Loughrea

When Co Galway musician Áine Morgan was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer 2½ years ago, she wasn’t given too much time. Ms Morgan, who has perf(...)

Dr Liam Morrison of NUI Galway, who has led a new study on the impact on human health of arsenic in seaweed used for animal feed, collecting samples of Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweed on the shoreline.

Arsenic found in a type of seaweed harvested on the Irish coastline for use as animal feed has a “negligible impact” on human health, a study led by a(...)

The EU sent a mission to Ireland in mid-March, as part of what it describes as a routine audit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission is investigating the State regulator’s system of monitoring some of the largest and most successful fishing vessels in the Iri(...)

Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

R is for the recycling “myth”. Only 6 per cent of new plastic material comes from recycling. Photograph: Getty Images

When Íde Mhic Gabhann set up her own organic food business last year, it was for practical rather than philanthropic reasons. She had been buying in b(...)

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with a golden redfish at his stall at the Saturday market in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Phenomenal” numbers of mauve stingers on the west coast and more frequent sightings of lion’s mane and Portuguese men-o-war in Irish waters made for (...)

The European Commission is taking action against Ireland for allegedly failing to comply with EU law on the mutual recognition of seafarers’ qualifica(...)

Migrants from Ethiopia on the streets of Calais, as one year on from the demolition of the camp dubbed ‘The Jungle’ migrants continue to stay in the town and attempt to cross the border to the UK. Photorgaph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

One year after demolition of “the Jungle” where several thousand migrants once camped and cooked and made night-time attempts to cross the English Cha(...)

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