Place: Shannon Estuary
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A pony was lost at sea this afternoon despite the best efforts of search and rescue services to recover the animal from the base of a cliff in Co Clare.
Sun, 08 Mar, 2020
From an agricultural point of view, the county of Limerick has a lot of variety for its relatively small size.
Thu, 13 Feb, 2020
It's one of the great movements of nature. The arrival in Ireland of hundreds of thousands of birds from colder northern climes for the winter.
Sun, 02 Feb, 2020
Plans to build a €500m liquified natural gas terminal on the Shannon Estuary in County Kerry drew the ire of hundreds of students who joined the climate strike in Dublin.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
Research throws light on how other countries managed the transition of their declining energy industries to meet climate change targets, writes
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
The Gardai are examining using hybrid cars to replace the ministerial fleet in a bid to reduce carbon emissions, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019
Revenues at the Aughinish Alumina refinery last year increased by 15% to $757.1m (€684m) in spite of US Treasury sanctions imposed on the Limerick company’s parent firm.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
A major search and rescue operation was mounted this afternoon after a young man was reported to be stuck in mud amid rising water in the Shannon Estuary.
Sat, 14 Sep, 2019
The living could be easy at Carrig near Cratloe in South East Clare where the design is long and low and contemporary and the energy bills are likely to be inexpensive.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
The Irish Coast Guard received a report at around 11pm of a person in difficulty in the water off Ballybunion beach. It was also feared that there may have been a second swimmer in trouble.
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
Waiting for the rising tide on the Fergus Estuary in the traditional fishing boat he built himself known as a gandelow, Co Clare man Fintan Ginnane is at ease with the world. And why wouldn’t he be.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
For sale jointly with Paul Stack of Abbeyfeale-based Sherry Fitzgerald Stack and Tom Dillon of Listowel-based Dillon-Prendiville Auctioneers, a superb 97-acre grass holding at Shanaway near the village of Tarbert, Co Kerry has recently come on the market, and has not been long in causing something of a stir.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
Ireland’s oldest sailing trading ketch sets sail for Greenland tomorrow as part of a project marking the migratory route of the wild Atlantic salmon.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
The two drivers who died in the fatal road smash which claimed three lives in west Limerick on Thursday evening were both retired nurses, it has emerged.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
The ultimate owner of Aughinish Alumina in Limerick has said significant investment is planned for the facility, just months after US Government sanctions threatened the future of its 450-plus jobs.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
For gardeners, visiting a plant fair is like being a child in a sweetshop, says
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
The skylark is a bird everyone loves to hear, warbling excitedly as it rises into the air and signalling the coming of summer.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
The discovery was made by two fishermen early today while a search was ongoing for a 59-year-old man reported missing from Sixmilebridge in Clare.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
An archaelogist who plans to create a craft last used by our forebearers more than a millennium ago is getting a dig out for his “dugout” boat from people from all corners of the world.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2019
A number of environmental groups have challenged research by the Economic and Social Research Institute that Irish consumers would pay significantly less for their gas if liquefied natural gas, or LNG, facilities were given the go-ahead.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
A windfarm proposed for north Kerry, near the Shannon estuary, has been refused planning permission, on grounds of its potential adverse impact on the environment.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
An army bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion on two objects discovered at a recycling plant in Co Clare this morning.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2018
Windsurfer Lorenzo Cubeddu may have been on the water along the west coast for up to eight hours before he managed to come ashore in Co Clare.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018
For the past 18 years Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan remained a ghostly image on a missing persons poster.
Sat, 10 Nov, 2018
The directors of the firm which operates the Aughinish Alumina refinery said as recently as mid-September they expected a solution to be reached with the US Treasury over sanctions imposed on the Limerick company’s parent.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2018
An eleventh-hour planning objection to a €1bn liquid natural gas (LNG) project in the Shannon Estuary is now due to come before the High Court for decision on October 4.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
A visit to Doonbeg by US president Donald Trump would present different security challenges to those raised by the visit of then president George W Bush to Dromoland Castle in 2004, according to the head of the Clare Garda Division.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
Des Ekin’s new book is filled with all sorts of tales from Ireland’s pirate past, writes
Wed, 15 Aug, 2018
The largest alumina refinery in Europe, Aughinish Alumina on the Shannon estuary, went back into the red last year.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017
The discovery of a bearded seal at Timoleague recently, prompts renewed interest in early records, writes
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Dolphin and whale-watching continues to grow, and a third of the world’s species have been recorded in Irish waters, a dedicated sanctuary for such fish since 1991 and the first in Europe.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Is this a new trend? asks.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2017
Farmers on environmentally sensitive lands along the Shannon estuary are seeking restoration of ‘Farm Plan’ schemes compensating them for restricting their land use.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
Allowing domination by Dublin Airport is not in the national interest, according to a business organisation in Limerick.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
LORD POWERSCOURT introduced Japanese Sika deer — just one stag and three hinds — to Ireland in 1860, for “ornamental purposes”.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
I’ve been fishing in the River Barrow recently and catching quite a lot of dace, writes.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
A POD of bottlenose dolphins, which many people believed were confined to the lower reaches of the Shannon Estuary, have been found up to 30km outside that range, a new study shows.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017
Mid-West Correspondenttells how the proposed Foynes-Limerick road scheme may, after years of frustration, offer relief of a bypass for the town Adare.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2017
Kerry County Council has honoured poet Brendan Kennelly, who has returned to live in his native ‘Bally’, or Ballylongford, a place “full of stories”, after an absence of more than half a century.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2017