Tony Barrett

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Johnny Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Canadian-owned seaweed company Arramara intends to resubmit applications to harvest seaweed on the Irish west coast, following a Government ruling pro(...)

Denis Bergin on graduation day in 1966 with his parents Richard and Mary.

On a recent Sunday, some 40 elderly men gathered to mark 50 years since graduation. The Maynooth Class of 1966. Back in September 1963, dressed in uni(...)

Johnny Cloherty harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When James Bond was despatched to Japan in You Only Live Twice, access to the formula for a lucrative seaweed extract was one of many twists to the ta(...)

Former minister of state for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley

Enterprise Ireland has confirmed that it expressed concern almost two years ago about the sale of State-owned seaweed company Arramara Teoranta by Úd(...)

BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

BHP Billiton Ltd won’t sell any more assets set aside for a $15 billion spin-off after its disposal of an aluminium casthouse in South Africa. “We’re (...)

Edward Kilcullen collects seaweed for the Kilcullen Seaweed baths. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

State development company Údarás na Gaeltachta has denied that guaranteed harvesting rights on the west coast were part of a deal to sell its share(...)

Harvesting seaweed on the west coast near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph:  Joe O’Shaughnessy

A former chief executive of State seaweed company Arramara Teo has called for full disclosure of the terms under which the firm was sold to Canadia(...)