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 (...)

A Portuguese man o’ war photographed recently on the southwest coast. Photograph: Vincent Hyland/Wild Derrynane

Bathers have been urged to exercise extreme caution after Irish Water Safety warned of the worst Portuguese man o’war infestation off Irish coasts in(...)

A Portuguese man o’ war photographed recently on the southwest coast. A marine biologist has warned they have an extremely dangerous sting and should not be handled. Photograph: Vincent Hyland/Wild Derrynane

NUI Galway Ryan Institute marine biologist Dr Tom Doyle has reiterated his warning that Portuguese men o’ war, currently being washed up on the west c(...)

“Instilling a healthy respect for our aquatic environments at a young age and giving children the skills they need to stay safe in water is key to preventing drownings in the long term,” Minister Simon Coveney said. PHotograph :Collins

Some ten people drowned every month last year with 122 deaths by drowning taking place in 2015, Irish Water Safety has said. Speaking at the release (...)

The Lion’s Mane jellyfish. Photograph: File photo/Getty Images

Bathers have been advised to avoid swimming in the water at Dollymount Strand and along the port side of North Bull Wall in north Dublin after a dange(...)

The Lion’s Mane jellyfish. Photograph: File photo/Getty Images

Bathers are being advised to stay out of the water at Sandycove in Dublin due to the presence of dangerous jellyfish. The warning comes ahead of an I(...)

The Weever fish is very small and does not swim far so it tends to remain in the sand just below the surface.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water Safety CEO John Leech is warning people to keep off beaches at low tide this weekend because of the danger of Weever fish. He told RTE’s (...)

Derrynane, Caherdaniel, Ring of Kerry. Photograph: IIC/Axiom/Getty.

__________ Family beaches __________ 1 Rosses Point Co Sligo Sligo’s only blue flag beach in 2016, Rosses Point offers views of Knocknare(...)

Sunshine Break City dwellers relaxing in the sunshine along the bank of the Grand Canal at Mount street bridge, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It’s official. Tuesday has become the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching 30 degrees in Roscommon by early afternoon. Describe(...)

A closeup of the jellyfish in the Mediterranean off the coast of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon Wednesday. Photograph: Mohamed Sareji/AP Photo

Swimmers heading to the beach today have been warned to be careful about a new breed of jellyfish that is “highly venomous.” John Leech of Irish Wate(...)

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