Rarest of all the Dooaghtry snails is the sand-bowl amber snail or Quickella arenaria

A sharp turn of the road on our hillside presents a view that helps to put the “wild” in the Wild Atlantic Way. From the rising mass of Mweelrea, shar(...)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said ‘the report highlights the challenges to conserve biodiversity in Ireland.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Agricultural practices are impacting negatively on 70 per cent of internationally important habitats in Ireland, a report submitted to the EU by the N(...)

Minister for  Heritage  Josepha Madigan (right) is pictured at the  National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle with Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin, and Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography.

A series of 40 actions to address a biodiversity crisis facing Ireland have been announced by a coalition of Government departments, State agencies, e(...)

Bees  spend their entire lives feeding on nectar and pollen while helping to fertilise plants. In Ireland there are 100 species of bee; 50%  are in decline, a third are threatened with extinction, Photograph: Getty Images

The evidence is stacking up side by side with confirmation of human-induced global warming: we are living in the sixth age of mass extinction. The com(...)

The incident represents a serious blow to the country’s eagle reintroduction programme which has already been blighted by a series of poisoning incidents.

One of the only two Irish-bred white-tailed eagles has been shot and killed in what Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deeniha(...)

Pikemen waiting to march during Vinegar Hill Day in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford in June 1998 to commemorate the 1798 Rebellion. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Some 32 historical sites and attractions have been mapped on a driving route to mark a heritage trail of Co Wexford. Launching the trail today, Minist(...)

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