Rob Gandola

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Trevor the toad was found in south Dublin and is now in the care of the HSI.  File photograph: Getty Images

Rob Gandola, senior science officer with the Herpetological Society of Ireland (HSI) has told of the importance of having a common toad in captivity t(...)

Trevor the toad was captured in a garden in south Dublin. Photograph: Rob Gandola

The first toad has been captured following a public appeal to monitor an unexplained appearance of the animals in south county Dublin. Many people w(...)

A false widow spider. File photograph

Fears have been expressed for the future of Ireland’s only native lizard species after a specimen was found to have been eaten by an alien killer spid(...)

Gimme shell-ter: a snail in ‘A Wild Irish Year’

On A Wild Irish Year (Sunday, RTÉ1) Dr Tara Shine emerges from the mist, binoculars in hand, ready to watch some deer love. How this became a respecta(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy: the Irish singer competes in the Eurovision final on Saturday. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

The Late Late Show RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm What’s the collective noun for a group of Eurovision Song Contest winners? A ballad? A dry ice? A key chang(...)