Cormac Canning from Duleek and brothers Mylo and Cormac Newton from Bellewstown were out walking the beach at Laytown last Friday evening when they spotted the mammal who was unable to get back into deep water.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
A mix of causes that include fisheries and cannibalism have been suggested in the deaths of almost 300 seals whose carcasses washed ashore in the past four years.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016
The Irish Seal Sanctuary is calling for swift action by the National Parks and Wildlife Service after the discovery of another four decapitated seals in Tramore, Co Waterford yesterday.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
Up to 11 dead seals, some decapitated, have washed up on the south-east coast in recent days amid warnings that fishermen may be taking the law “into their own hands”.
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has said it is concerned over a cluster of seal deaths reported in counties Wexford and Waterford over the past few days.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012
Salmon and sea trout anglers along with inshore fishermen insist a planned explosion of giant fish farms on the west coast will lead to a senseless destruction of the Irish environment and damage key industries.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012
A call for a national boycott of farmed salmon products was yesterday condemned as an act of sabotage.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
As the first whitecoat seal pups begin to appear around the country’s coast, the Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) has warned that seals are at increased risk of being attacked by humans.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2012
TONNES of haddock, pollock and cod were dumped yesterday after seals ravaged fishermen’s catches and equipment in Dingle harbour.
Sat, 12 Feb, 2011
THE country’s only seal sanctuary in north Co Dublin has announced it is being forced to limit services due to funding shortages.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2009
Lucky by name — lucky by nature.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2009
The public is being invited to attend the release of two rescued grey seal pups who are being put back into the wild today.
Sat, 22 Nov, 2008
THREE baby seals, including one badly injured by a boat’s engine, kick-started their lives again at the weekend.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2007
RELENTLESS winds are washing record numbers of starving baby seals onto our shores this winter.
Sat, 06 Jan, 2007
Three seal pups are being released back into wild today after being washed up during the recent storms.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2006
Two seal pups rescued in Wexford by the Irish Seal Sanctuary will be released back into the wild this afternoon.
Sun, 13 Feb, 2005
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has offered a €3,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible for the slaughter of 60 grey seals on the Blasket Islands last month.
Fri, 17 Dec, 2004
Two seals are being returned to the wild this afternoon after being nursed back to health by the Irish Seal Sanctuary.
Sun, 05 Dec, 2004
The Green Party is appealing to the public to help track down those behind the savage killings of 50 seals on the Blasket Islands last week.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2004
THE National Salmon Commission yesterday called for a census of the seal population and said a cull may be necessary.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2004
A POSTMORTEM examination on the bodies of three grey seals found on the Blasket Islands off Co Kerry has confirmed they were brutally killed.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2004
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has welcomed the prompt release of post mortem results following the recent slaughter of 60 grey seals on the Blasket Islands.
Sun, 07 Nov, 2004
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has expressed fears over the possible extinction of the grey seal.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2004
About 60 grey seals, most of them pups, have been culled off the Kerry coast, wildlife officials reported today.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2004
A CARGO ship, which ran aground during the midweek storm, remained stranded for a second night in Kinsale harbour, Co Cork.
Fri, 29 Oct, 2004
THE tide is expected to disperse an oil slick on the west coast where authorities remained on the alert last night against coastal pollution.
Thu, 05 Aug, 2004
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has condemned Canada’s decision to approve a cull of one million seals over the next three years.
Wed, 14 Apr, 2004
The Irish Seal Sanctuary is releasing a seal in Dublin.
Sat, 03 Apr, 2004
TUFTY’s nose flared with excitement as he got his first taste of freedom yesterday.
Mon, 02 Feb, 2004
The Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) says it has received reports of seal shootings off the south-west coast.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2003
Water sports enthusiasts are being asked to consider the safety of animals in the water this June holiday weekend.
Sat, 31 May, 2003
SANDY the seal sniffed the air excitedly but it was to take a bit longer than expected before she got her first taste of freedom because the tide was out.
Sat, 15 Feb, 2003
The Irish Seal Sanctuary are warning that if an enviromental disaster occurred in Irish waters, the country would not be prepared.
Sun, 24 Nov, 2002
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has said the Government is not doing enough to arrest the spread of a deadly virus among Ireland's seal population.
Mon, 28 Oct, 2002
More than 100 seals are reported dead since a virus hit Irish waters earlier this month.
Sun, 27 Oct, 2002
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has called for the release of all captive whales and dolphins.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2002
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has appealed to the public to report sightings of dead seals amid fears of a disease epidemic.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2002
The Irish Seal Sanctuary delivered a dead seal to Government buildings in Dublin today to protest against the snub it received in the budget earlier this month.
Tue, 18 Dec, 2001
Ireland’s Seal Sanctuary looks like floundering as a result of the latest budget statement from Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy.
Sun, 09 Dec, 2001
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has been forced to wind down its operations after being snubbed in Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy’s budget this week.
Sat, 08 Dec, 2001
Flubber, a rare hooded seal found in a distressed condition off the Wexford coast two months ago, was freed in the Atlantic Ocean tonight after being nursed back to health.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2001
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