The Atlantic Ocean. The State’s first marine management strategy aims to mirror land-based planning in prioritising activities including  fish farms, fisheries, offshore energy projects and marine tourism. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Ireland’s first-ever marine spatial plan should avoid becoming a lever for “privatising” coastal resources and should prioritise climate change, accor(...)

A general view of the Kerry coastline. Ireland’s marine area is ten times its land mass. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director has urged Ireland to follow Scotland’s example in designing the State’s first plan for its mar(...)

The Save our Air Service Committee, from left front: Prof Micheal O’Cinneide, NUI Galway,  Daithi O’Briain, postgraduate student, who prepared the study; Tarlach de Blacam, representing Inis Meain; at back: Cathy Ní Ghoill, representing Inis Mor; and Paddy Crowe, Inis Oir. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Aran islanders have warned of depopulation, loss of jobs and a negative impact on the Irish language i(...)