A power cut in Lili Petrik’s  home in Innishannon, Co Cork, following Storm Ophelia. Lili’s mother warms herbal tea using  tealights. The house is also without heating. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

About 52,000 customers remained without electricity in Cork city and county on Wednesday with reconnection expected over the next two days. ESB Netw(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten insisted: ‘This is a fair deal for Ireland and a good day for climate.’ File image: Reuters/Yves Herman

EU environment ministers have agreed national emissions-reduction targets in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of U(...)

Winchman Paul Ormsby remains missing after the crash

North Mayo gardaí have confirmed that a helmet and lifejacket discovered on a beach on the Mullet peninsula belongs to one of the two missing crewmen (...)

Peter Tyndall with his grandson Ethan Walsh on his fishing boat ‘Shenandoah’ at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Good news” and “marine research” may seem mutually contradictory, and rarely share the same hashtag on the Twitter machine. Ocean warming and acidif(...)

Joseph Gagnon and Brian Conville before they set off from Canada on a challenge to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic.  Photograph: Claire Martin/PA Wire

Two rowers rescued by the Irish Coast Guard when they were just 170 nautical miles off setting world records have been released from hospital. Brian (...)

A map indicating the potential impact of Brexit on Irish fisheries. EEZ areas are exclusive economic zones  Image: Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation

British environment secretary Michael Gove has said the UK government is “committed to protecting our strong, historic ties with Ireland” , in spite o(...)

Seagulls gather around a boat unloading their catch in Killybegs. Photograph: Brian McDaid

When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was snapped exchanging a “high five” with New Zealand flyboarder Beau Weston from the deck of the State’s research ship Ce(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a high-five  to flyboarder Beau Weston  at SeaFest 2017 in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed support for a new all-island sail training ship that would be a replacement for the Asgard II. A €16 million pla(...)

Marcus Connaughton will drop his anchor and come ashore for the final time on Friday. Photograph: Seascapes/Twitter

When he drops anchor and comes ashore for the final time on Friday night after presenting his last edition of Seascapes, Marcus Connaughton will have (...)

Family and friends of Paul Ormsby arrive at St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rescue 116 crew member Paul Ormsby was a consummate professional who knew how to make people laugh and smile, his memorial service has heard. Hundred(...)