Plastics used to be an aesthetics issue, we simply didn’t like the look of rubbish bags blowing around our streets, but now it has become a public health issue.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2019
Footage of two killer whales — orcas — taken off Dublin on Saturday showed the grace and power of these magnificent, but endangered animal
Wed, 21 Nov, 2018
Ireland’s territorial waters are set to be completely mapped by 2026.
Mon, 12 Nov, 2018
Our beautiful seas are being destroyed by plastic waste. As many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2018
Members of the public are being warned to be on the lookout for lion’s mane jellyfish spotted in Irish waters.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
Two popular seaside villages are to become the first in the country to phase out the use of plastic.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2018
Scottish exploration company Cairn Energy plans to extend its interests offshore Ireland, where it already partners Providence Resources and Europa Oil and Gas on various assets.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
The independent regulator for sea-fisheries is warning that unreported and unregulated fishing continues to be one of the greatest threats facing the fishing industry globally.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
The Naval Service could have a new multi-role vessel (MRV) built and operational wthin the next three years.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
Leesiders have long been known for an intense pride in the close ties between their home town and the nearby Atlantic lapping on its shores.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
A father and his two-year-old daughter on a family holiday died after being swept into the sea while fishing off rocks when the weather suddenly changed.
Wed, 19 Apr, 2017
Rescue teams which recovered the body of an Irish Coast Guard pilot from the Atlantic seabed have said their hearts go out to the family.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
ONE of the few certainties in our topsy-turvy world is that we must cut our dependence on energy generated by fossil fuels.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2017
Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean - where it is creating new land and a stunning show for visitors.
Thu, 18 Aug, 2016
Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a body in the sea off Co Clare this afternoon.
Sun, 14 Aug, 2016
A paramedic has told the jury in a Wicklow murder trial that the accused told him she drove her car into the sea at South Quay in Arklow.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
The country’s seafood industry will have much to celebrate and many challenges to ponder in Galway this coming weekend when Bord Iascaigh Mhara holds its second maritime festival.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2016
Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched last night to four young men attempting a record-breaking row off the UK coast after they requested assistance in worsening weather conditions.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2016
Being an island, we are blessed to be surrounded by the ocean - a gateway to some wonderful sea life.
Fri, 13 May, 2016
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
The number of migrants who have arrived in Europe by sea this year now tops one million, the UN refugee agency has said.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2015
The LE Samuel Beckett has returned home, after rescuing 1,088 people from the Mediterranean Sea.
Thu, 17 Dec, 2015
Search has been stood down for the night and will resume in the morning.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2015
Sun-seekers have been beating the summer blues here with one travel agency confirming that early bookings for 2015 sun breaks were up 30% and helped drive revenue growth.
Tue, 25 Aug, 2015
The remains of a man has been recovered from the sea in Co Clare.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2015
What… is it?
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
Huge floating ‘garbage patches’ in the Pacific and North Atlantic are a threat to wildlife caused by our consumer culture, says
Thu, 28 May, 2015
A man found clinging to the overturned hull of his sail boat off the North Carolina coast after being missing for two months has been discharged from hospital in remarkably good condition.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2015
Dramatic footage has been released of the rescue of five fishermen moments before their boat sank in rough seas.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2015
Before flying off to the sun for a well-deserved holiday, think about the least expensive and the safest ways to pay, says Peter O’Dwyer.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
Purists are abandoning pools for the open-water beauty of the sea, lakes and rivers, says Nuala Woulfe.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2014
THE Old Man of Hoy, in Orkney, is a spectacular sight. This vertical pillar, rising from the sea, 60m out from a sheer cliff-face, is 137 metres high and about 30m thick.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014
Forget Seaworld, if you want to see whales and dolphins you need to go no further than West Cork to catch a spectacular marine show.
Sat, 17 May, 2014