The crew of the Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat Frederick Storey Cockburn. Photograph: Courtmacsherry Lifeboat via Facebook

A kayaker in his 50s has been rescued by Courtmacsherry RNLI after he was swept from his kayak in rough seas near the Old Head of Kinsale in west Cork(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan  at the Down to Earth exhibition launch with Lynn Scarff, director of the National Museum of Ireland, and Nigel Monaghan, keeper of the  natural history division, National Museum of Ireland, at Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The island of Ireland as we recognise it today is only 10,000 years old and was largely formed by retreating glaciers and falling sea levels, accordin(...)

Glanleam House hosts exotic gardens near Knightstown on Valentia Island, Co Kerry.

All through lockdown I was haunted by a childhood memory of gazing across the sea at a sunny Valentia Island and thinking it was Spain. Of course the(...)

The 800kg male hauled itself onto a ski boat in Crookhaven. Photograph: Dee Sheehan

A Government junior minster has urged the public to “cop on” and leave Wally the Walrus in peace. Green Party Minister of State for Heritage and Elec(...)

“Wally” the arctic walrus takes an interest in a boat off the coast of Ardmore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

People should watch from a distance but not approach an Arctic walrus that has arrived off West Cork in the past few days, a zoologist has said. Prof(...)

The Castletownbere RNLI crew rescued the kayaker and his dog, Lucky, after a night out at sea. Photograph: Castletownbere RNLI

Lucky by name and lucky by nature – that was the opinion of seafarers in Castletownbere, Co Cork, on Wednesday morning when a lone kayaker and his epo(...)

Documentary maker and writer Gráinne Lyons, at Aughris Head in Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Two weeks past midsummer in June 2019, I stood on a cliff edge at the tip of Cape Clear Island, the Fastnet lighthouse a hazy silhouette against the h(...)

Rainfall map for 5pm, Thursday. Image:

Met Éireann has issued wind and rain warnings for much of the country as a miserable cold and wet May continues. Temperatures are between two and 2.(...)

The Irish Coast Guard said the Maersk Maker used its powerful pumps to try and extinguish a fire on board the Horizon fishing trawler, but was unable to do so and the stricken trawler eventually sank at around 7am. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard.

Four fishermen are recovering after being rescued from a liferaft having been forced to abandon their trawler after it caught fire off the Co Cork coa(...)

The Frederick Storey Cockburn, pictured, escorted the Maria Magdalena III to Kinsale Harbour. File photograph: Courtmacsherry Harbour Lifeboat Facebook

Five fishermen were helped to port by the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard on Sunday in a five-hour ordeal when their trawler started taking in water i(...)

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