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The flooded quayside at Kinvara, Co Galway, during the 2013-2014 winter storms. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ireland’s worst storm on meteorological record is still the “Big Wind” of 1839, but the high winds of February 2014 may have caused the most damage, a(...)

Barbara Fitzpatrick, the first Irish woman to sail through both the Northeast and Northwest passages, with  Contance Difede on the ‘Northabout’. Photograph: Polar Ocean Challenge

An Irish-built yacht which made a record North Pole circumnavigation due to the impact of global warming has berthed in Westport, Co Mayo. The 15-me(...)

Apart from their luminary status, what do Leonardo di Caprio, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Arthur C Clarke have in common? All four have taken a k(...)

Michael D Higgins cuts a tape to launch the Picture Palace cinema at Lower Merchants Road in Galway in July 2009. Included in the photograph is Lelia Doolan. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Heather Humphreys has defended her decision to commit further public funding to a proposed arthouse cinema in Galway. The Minister for Arts said yes(...)

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) inquiry into the incident on the Oileán an Óir (italics) on August 24th, 2015 found the two men inhaled “lethal” levels of hydrogen sulphide and “elevated” levels of ammonia. File photograph: Getty Images

An investigation into the deaths of two fishermen who were overcome by fumes on board a trawler in Killybegs, Co Donegal last year has recommended tha(...)

A boy plays on rebar being used to build a new sea wall to replace one that failed during last year’s king tide in Betio, a town on the island of South Tarawa in Kiribati, whose fate in the face of climate change is so precarious that the government is effectively planning its own demise. Photograph: Josh Haner/New York Times

Planet Catastrophe is not always a good headspace to occupy for long. So when Massachusetts Institute of Technology atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney secured Government approval to send LÉ Róisín on humanitarian rescue duty in the southern Mediterranean. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Naval Service is preparing to send its patrol ship LÉ Róisín on humanitarian rescue duty in the southern Mediterranean, following Government appro(...)

The wind turbines would be visible from land, with the nearest shore point 1.27km away

The Marine Institute is seeking permission to install three 60m-high wind turbines within Galway Bay as part of an application to build a trial offsho(...)

Multinationals competing to meet global demand for seafood must not displace small-scale fisheries, Dr Rebecca Metzner  said, and new UN voluntary guidelines aim to promote a sustainable approach. File photograph: Getty Images

The strategy of Blue Growth can only be sustainable if it involves and respects the rights of “blue communities” living on coastlines, UN fisheries go(...)

Fishermen aboard a French trawler.  The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern over EU fisheries policy. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern about what it describes as the “continuing decline of the marine environment in the Irish Sea”, followi(...)

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