THE European eel is in trouble. Its numbers have declined catastrophically since 1980 and the species is listed as ‘critically endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, I was blown away by the explosion of artisan food and drink producers.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
Take no risks, ‘do all the right things’, and you’ll lead a comfortable, but dull, existence. ‘Living dangerously’, on the other hand, yields ‘highs’ of excitement usually followed, alas, by pain and
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
The Sea, The Sea was the unforgettable title of a novel by Iris Murdoch
Mon, 26 Nov, 2018
One of the best short videos of a humpback whale leaping vertically, full body, out of the sea was taken just outside Courtmacsherry Bay by a visitor aboard Mark Gannon’s angling boat.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
The leaves underfoot are dry as potato crisps, lighter and every shade from pastel yellow to blood red. They crunch underfoot; they blow around the yard in eddies and whirlpools, writes Damien Enright
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Mon, 23 Nov, 2015
THE European eel is in trouble.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
USA: Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each eight years old when they became smitten with one another.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2015
ON a visit to the royally-endorsed English Market, in Cork, globetrotting TV chef Rick Stein was pulled, as if by magnetic force, to the seafood corner, as are many.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2015
We think of polar bears as slow-moving, rather lazy, animals which sleep a great deal. In fact, these giants are some of the greatest wanderers on four legs.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
THIS year, the number of elvers swimming up UK rivers and waterways was 20 times the norm of recent decades. This is good news.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2013
IN 1950s Limerick, we turned over stones at low tide in the bed of the Shannon to catch eel-fry wriggling underneath.
Mon, 04 Feb, 2013
A pair of Columbus crabs which hitched a lift on a barrel drifting in the sea have been washed ashore in the northern Dingle Peninsula.
Thu, 08 Nov, 2012
IN the days when youngsters spent seemingly endless time fishing for brown trout, they would sometimes catch an eel, of which there was a plentiful supply in our lakes and rivers.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
THE solstice is a time to take stock and make new resolutions.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2011
Wed, 25 May, 2011
An enormous patch of waste plastic debris covering thousands of square miles has formed in the Atlantic, researchers said today.
Thu, 15 Apr, 2010
IN RECENT years we’ve heard a lot about the decline in stocks of salmon and sea trout in Ireland and abroad, but less about the plight of the humble eel.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2009
EEL stocks in Ireland and Europe are now so depleted as to be under threat, and radical action is needed to ensure the survival of the species.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2009
A FEW weeks ago a reader emailed me with a query about the life-cycle of eels.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2008
I’VE LISTENED to dawn choruses in various parts of the world.
Mon, 12 Jun, 2006
WILD PASSION arrived safely at Sandown yesterday from Noel Meade's yard in Co Meath and is all set for his big head-to-head with Marcel in the ladbrokes.com Tolworth Hurdle at the Esher track tomorrow.
Fri, 07 Jan, 2005
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