Tara in the Arctic Ocean (Pic A.Deniaud/Tara Expéditions)

Results of massive plankton study published

22 May Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world's ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, and also provide half the oxygen we breathe.

The LE Eithne mission is subject to Cabinet approval

LE Eithne may aid in migrant crisis

09 May A spokesman for Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the decision to send LE Eithne to aid in the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean has still to be formally approved by the Cabinet.

The burnt-out ferry could sink in the position where the rescue was carried out

Passengers rescued from burning ferry off Spain

28 Apr Spanish emergency services safely evacuated over 150 people from a burning ferry crossing the Mediterranean from the island of Mallorca to the Spanish port of Valencia, government and port authorities said this afternoon.

The trawler sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean

At least 56 dead after Russian trawler sinks

02 Apr At least 56 crew on a Russian fishing trawler have died and 13 are missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late last night.

Commissioner Phil Hogan said the initiative could boost investment in the rural economy across Europe

Farmers may access cheaper loans after EU decision

23 Mar Farmers and others involved in rural development are to be given access to cheaper and longer-term loans from the European Investment Bank after a new memorandum of understanding between the EU and the bank was launched in Brussels.

The IFA said it's clear that the US has ambitions for major agriculture exports into EU markets

Govt must defend Irish farming interests - IFA

24 Mar The Irish Farmers Association has called on the Government to take a strong role and defend the interests of Irish agriculture in the ongoing trade negotiations between the EU and the United States.

Wael Mohamed was one of five men killed when the Tit Bonhomme hit an island in 2012

Dependants awarded €262k over Tit Bonhomme death

05 Mar €262,000 has been awarded to the three dependants of Egyptian fisherman Wael Mohamed, one of the five men killed when the Tit Bonhomme trawler hit an island at the entrance to Glandore Harbour in west Cork in January 2012.