Caitríona Lucas, who died during  a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare in 2016

The Irish Coast Guard called for a “substantial reappraisal” of a Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the death of Doolin volunteer(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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

Caitriona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

The Irish Coast Guard has said it will not be publishing an external review of its volunteering activities before the Marine Casualty Investigation Bo(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

The Granuaile arrives back into Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 100 fishing vessels are participating in a co-ordinated sea search on Saturday for two missing Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 airmen, Paul Orm(...)

Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile anchored off Black Rock Island Co Mayo last week as the Rescue 116 recovery operation continues. PHotograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 Sikorsky S-92 helicopter had “no mechanical anomalies” before it crashed off the north Mayo coast with the loss of (...)

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Gerard O’Flynn  and Garda Supt  Tony Healy speak to the media as air, sea and shore searches continue on Wednesday  for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter  off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A signal from the Rescue 116 Sikorsky S92 “black box” has been detected close to Blackrock lighthouse, some 13 km off Mayo’s Mullet peninsula. Irish (...)

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