A still from a video of killer whales recorded  by fishermen off the coast of Dublin over the weekend. Image via Facebook

Two killer whales were spotted by fishermen trawler off the coast of Dublin on Saturday, the second sighting in as many weeks in the area. The fishe(...)

A humpback whale off Union Hall, Co Cork. Photograph: Padraig Whooley/Cork Whale Watch

Ireland’s whale-watching season has now extended from a one- to a “three-season” activity, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group sightings co-ordinator Pádrai(...)

The rare Arctic bowhead whale normally frequents far cooler waters below polar ice

An Arctic bowhead whale has been recorded for the first time in Irish waters, some 2,000 miles south of its natural habitat. The rare marine mammal, (...)

A humpback whale with The Stags in the background in west Cork. Whales identified in Irish waters were traced to Norway and Iceland. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley

International research involving Irish scientists on the migratory movements of humpb(...)

A bottlenose dolphin off Seapoint, Co Dublin yesterday. File photograph: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

If it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, it’s no wind at all that is nirvana for whale and dolphin watchers.The pod of dolphins caught on underwate(...)