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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(...)

 A Lion’s Mane jellyfish. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Seawater, ice packs and urine all have one thing in common – they are all associated with treating jellyfish stings. Now newly published research has(...)

Angler Jim Clohessy  holds a 4.5kg (10lb)  sea bass which was tracked  in Cork harbour. Photograph: Dr Tom Doyle

European sea bass may look like fish and swim like fish, but they are also home birds. A new study to track the movement of the species has found that(...)

‘No helpless bit of flotsam’: a Portuguese man-of-war. Illustration: Michael Viney

Rachel Carson, whose great honour for her book Silent Spring somewhat overshadowed her gifts as a writer about the sea, once found a Portuguese man-of(...)

Portuguese man o’war on south west coast of Ireland. Photograph: Vincent Hyland/Wild Derrynane

Southerly winds forecast for the next seven days are expected to sweep more Portuguese men o’war onto the Atlantic seaboard, amid continued warnings (...)

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