Tom Doyle

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What are we like back there in The Stalls? Picture: Miki Barlok

THE STALLS Cork Opera House ★★★★★ The Cork Midsummer Festival promise of The Stalls is to present what theatre-goers never see: our watching selves.(...)

The biggest specimens of lion’s mane are in Arctic and north Atlantic waters, and one reason for its abundance off Leinster could be that colder water at the bottom of the western Irish Sea suits successful production from the polyps. Illustration: Michael Viney

Those lion’s mane jellyfish that made the lives of some swimmers a misery last summer were of exceptional size. One stranded bell, stretched flat on a(...)

A salp which is a jellyfish-like species known as zooplankton that brings carbon dioxide to the ocean floor where it is stored. Photograph: Ken O’Sullivan/Sea Fever Productions

Microscopic pieces of plastic consumed by plankton in the world’s oceans could be affecting the marine organisms’ ability to capture carbon dioxide, I(...)

In 2011, Ian Elliott and his team began reviews of child safeguarding in all Ireland’s 26 Catholic dioceses and at all of its religious congregations. File photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Vatican could learn from how the Irish Catholic Church has addressed the clerical child sex abuse issue in parishes, dioceses and religious congre(...)

Irish Water Safety  says it is not changing its protocols for lifeguards on treating jellyfish and weever fish stings. Photograph: Getty Images

Unusually high temperatures this past week on land are being matched on water, with Caribbean conditions off beaches and in shallow bays. Irish Water(...)

Lion’s mane jellyfish  off Newquay, Co Clare earlier this month. Photograph: Tom Doyle

Sea swimmers may know that Lion’s mane jellyfish are the most venomous of the indigenous species in Irish waters, but they may not know that this seas(...)

In the beginner close-up category is Joe Fitzgibbon’s photograph of a Devonshire coral.

Fragile coral in Ireland’s “deep Atlantic” and the issue of plastics in oceans will be explored in a new documentary which will be previewed at this w(...)

The spotted lanternfish. The fish inhabits the deep Atlantic Ocean and is succumbing to microplastic pollution.

Plastic pollution is affecting marine life in some of the most remote parts of the Atlantic Ocean with almost three quarters of a sample of more than (...)

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with a golden redfish at his stall at the Saturday market in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Phenomenal” numbers of mauve stingers on the west coast and more frequent sightings of lion’s mane and Portuguese men-o-war in Irish waters made for (...)

 Peter Murphy, son of late Bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey was 17 when his story was made public. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe

A self-help website set up in Ireland to assist children of Catholic priests has been contacted by women of all ages from around the world, ranging fr(...)

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