The WWI wreck located off the Kerry coast had been colonised by anemones, oysters and brachiopods.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
Scientists have found that microplastic pollution is increasing on the Irish continental shelf, one of the largest seabed territories in Europe.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016
Investigating the impact of escaped farmed salmon on wild Irish Atlantic salmon populations is one of five UCC projects which has been awarded €8.5m in Government funding today. A co-led project brings the UCC figure to €9.3m.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
A major wind farm straddling the uplands of the Cork-Kerry border, across 32 townlands, has been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
A small aircraft will traverse the sky over eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary and Kilkenny, and western Wexford, collecting geological information over the coming month.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
Every part of the country has the potential to harness geothermal energy and the technology could play a key role in Ireland hitting its renewable energy targets.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2016
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
Ireland is recalculating its claim to potentially oil and gas-rich Atlantic waters — right down to the very last centimetre.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2014
Water chiefs are facing calls to tap into a massive hidden network of underground rivers off the west coast in a bid to solve worsening droughts on the Aran Islands.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
Two Irish scientists have been dispatched to Iceland to analyse the Bardarbunga volcano after an eruption sparked a red alert aviation warning.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
Sinkholes have been appearing in Ireland and the UK with increasing regularity in recent months. What’s causing them, asks John Hearne
Fri, 21 Feb, 2014
Mon, 28 Oct, 2013
WHEN you think of earthquakes and all things seismological, Ireland is probably not the first place that comes up on your Richter Scale.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2013
Sunken ships in our waters are heritage sites. The work of preserving their artifacts is chronicled in a new pictorial guide by the geological survey, says Noel Baker
Thu, 15 Nov, 2012
Walkers have been advised to stay away from unsafe ledges and areas where land slippage has occurred on Mt Brandon in Co Kerry.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2012
Tremors were felt in parts of parts south Sligo and Mayo this morning after a magnitude 4 earthquake hit off the west coast.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2012
THE Queen of England herself got a glimpse of it and seemed genuinely impressed.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
The whereabouts of a Guinness merchant ship that sunk off the coast of Dublin almost a century ago have been identified.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2011
A BURREN expert said yesterday he hopes securing a UNESCO-supported Global Geopark network designation for the unique landscape will lead to better protection of the area.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
RAVINES and canyons that plunge two kilometres in depth, colourful flora and corals – just some of the features of Ireland’s seabed, as shown in a new atlas showing the Ireland beneath the ocean.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
TAKE a look at the “new” map of Ireland, the image which shows we own quite a bit more of the sea floor than previously thought.
Fri, 20 Aug, 2010
THE third wet summer in succession – rainfall for July alone was more than three times above normal in parts of Munster and Leinster – again sparks fears of landslides.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2009
THERE are arguments, sometimes heated arguments, over the claim to be the second-largest river in Ireland.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2009
AS residents of the Ballyhoura district in north Cork, my wife and I may be adversely affected by the proposed €1 billion super-highway — the M20 — between Cork and Limerick.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2008
Donal Hickey on a threat we need to take seriously.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2008
EVERY school in Ireland is to become a school of rock to teach children how to tell their schist from their mudstone.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2008
Ireland’s role in the United Nations International Year of the Planet will be launched today.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
The Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Noel Dempsey, announced today that consultants CDM have been appointed to carry out a major study for the management and remediation of the Avoca mining area.
Wed, 09 May, 2007
EXPERTS yesterday called for more funding to identify areas most at risk from landslides.
Fri, 04 Aug, 2006
Mayo residents affected by a landslide almost three years ago say they are hopeful preventative measures will stop such damage again.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2006
The Geological Survey of Ireland has warned that Ireland will experience more landslide activity in the coming years due to factors like climate change and increased development.
The Geological Survey of Ireland has predicted that Ireland will experience increased landslide activity in the coming years due to a range of factors.
Donal Hickey says research flights could help find minerals and protect our health.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2006
The Geological Survey of Ireland is reportedly examining the possibility of putting a tsunami warning system in place around the Irish coast.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2006
Up to two-thirds of Ireland’s underground water is at risk of pollution, it was claimed today.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2005
Thu, 02 Sep, 2004
A website which features the diversity and beauty of European landscapes was launched today to mark the accession to the European Union of the new member states on May 1.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2004
Ireland’s coral reefs are to be classed as a national treasure.
Sun, 28 Dec, 2003
Ireland's island-strewn Clew Bay has been re-mapped - after 106 years.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2002
An ambitious survey of the Irish sea bed - an area 10 times the country’s land area - is already yielding acres of information for students of the world’s oceans.
Sun, 04 Aug, 2002
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