The RNLI’s “Anna Livia”, stationed at Dún Laoghaire. As part of its annual ceremony  the station’s two lifeboats will drop wreaths into the sea in view of the public gathered at the end of the east pier.

In keeping with tradition, Dún Laoghaire RNLI will hold its annual ceremony today to honour the memory of 15 lifeboat volunteers who died on service o(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed  with Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan and Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann at the announcement of a €700,000 investment  in the marine data buoy network. Photograph: Darragh Kane

The ability to predict extreme weather events increasingly facing Ireland due to climate change is to be enhanced with high-tech upgrades to the marin(...)

An image from a rare shark nursery filmed 200 nautical miles west of Ireland by Irish and British scientists in one of six offshore special areas of conservation.

A rare shark nursery has been identified by a team of scientists in one of the State’s marine protected areas some 200 nautical miles off the west coa(...)

A sponge garden at nearly 2,000 metres below sea level.

A deep sea mountain landscape marked by “catastrophic” rock avalanches and giant boulder fields has been mapped by an international team of scientists(...)

Pupils from St Nicholas’ Parochial School in Galway putting their message across at Eyre Square during the launch of Galway Plastic Free Week on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ros na Rún actors, a rugby flanker and restaurateur are among participants in Galway’s initial “plastic-free” week, spearheaded by the city’s first ci(...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

A striking statue at  Rosses Point in Co Sligo: “Our ocean is a national asset and supports a diverse economy,” notes Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine Institute.

Monday Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (May); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (June) Tuesday Indicators: UK consum(...)

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer (above) has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in the deeper ocean over a 20-year period. Photograph: Robert Bunn/Marine Institute

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in(...)

 Méabh Ní Ghionnáin from Galway with Kaitlyn Dow from Connecticut, who launched the 1.5m sail boat across the Atlantic. Photograph: Andrew Downes

When US secondary school student Kaitlyn Dow launched a model yacht off the Cape Cod coast last Spring, little did she know it would eventually take h(...)

Residents expressed concern about the effect on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way, and the noise and effect on marine life

Living on an island shaped by some of the most turbocharged waves in western Europe, what’s not to like about ocean energy ? That was a question pu(...)

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