The bay, a sunken fjord and special area of conservation, is the subject of increasing applications for rope mussel and other types of fish farming.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
Objectors to the Trump Doonbeg resort’s plans to put in place coastal protection works are to miss out on challenging the plan at a public planning forum.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
Three men have been convicted of illegally killing an otter at Ballynatray Estate in Co. Waterford in September 2017 contrary to the Wildlife Acts.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
Tommy Barker ‘leafs’ no stone unturned in his praise of this eco-framed timber beauty at glorious Glengarriff Woods.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
Demands have been made for the ESB to be held accountable for the “butchery” of the Gearagh and for the formation of a group to manage and protect the area.
Wed, 06 Dec, 2017
US President-elect Donald Trump has pulled plans for one of his walls - a barrier to stop the Atlantic battering his exclusive golf resort on Ireland's west coast.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2016
Developers will breathe a sigh of relief when EU-designation status to protect the freshwater pearl mussel in Co Cork is lifted.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Despite objections from environmentalists, councillors have voted unanimously in favour of a contentious new access road to Killarney National Park.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
A political row has flared over a long-running programme to stop the spread of the invasive rhododendron plant in one of the country’s prime tourist attractions.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
Protection of dolphins and other wildlife was among the key conditions under which planning permission was recently granted for a combined heat and power plant on the Shannon Estuary.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2013
ARTS, Heritage and Gaeltacht Minister Jimmy Deenihan has said the Shannon estuary will not be “frozen for development” in spite of the estuary being designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2011
A MOVE to demolish buildings containing popular seaweed baths in Ballybunion, Co Kerry, has been turned down by An Bord Pleanála.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
Tue, 29 Mar, 2011
THE chairman of the Green Party has admitted people living along the shoreline of Cork harbour may have concerns about eight proposed wind turbines which could be as high as 139 metres.
Thu, 02 Sep, 2010
BUSINESS people in Kerry were yesterday urged to get behind a campaign to build a golf links, projected to create 65 jobs.
Thu, 19 Aug, 2010
A GOVERNMENT minister has been urged to rescue 50 jobs in a coastal village.
Thu, 31 Jul, 2008
IT MAY seem ironic, but developers of golf links in sensitive coastal areas are hoping Environment Minister John Gormley will listen more favourably to their case than Fianna Fáil ministers have in recent years.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2007
FAMOUS for the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare has many other natural attractions, which will soon be documented in a bid to aid their preservation.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2006
ENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche is to be asked to use his powers to ensure a controversial caravan park near a Kerry beach is kept open.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2005
THE granting of planning permission for a sewage treatment facility at Shannon Airport was too little, too late, a leading doctor has claimed.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2004
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