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Planning extension for Athenry data centre clashes with climate needs PBP says

The extension of planning permission for an "environmentally disastrous" data centre in Athenry is at odds with the climate emergency Ireland is facing People...

Catch-and-Release programme studying Bluefin Tuna populations

Fishing vessels operating out of Ros a Mhíl and Cleggan are among those taking part in a catch-and-release programme to study the Bluefin Tuna. This...

North Pole challenge raises €5k festive gift for Galway RNLI

Galway's Marine Institute has put together a fine festive gift for local RNLI lifeboat stations, raising almost €5,000 for the lifesaving charity with their...

Sperm whales thriving off the west of Ireland GMIT study finds

Sperm whales, one of the largest species of marine mammals in the world, live in abundance in the deep waters off the west coast...

From Galway to the North Pole – festive fundraiser to save lives at sea

There have been many expeditions to our planet's North Pole that have gone down in history for their grit and determination in harsh circumstances....

Galway Science Festival’s annual family day takes place this Sunday

Galway Science and Technology Festival will present its 2020 annual Family Day Exhibition as a virtual nationwide event this year. It will be broadcast from...

Galway Aquarium leading effort to foster an ‘Ocean Literate’ generation

Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland's national aquarium, is leading a nationwide effort to teach the next generation about the importance of the ocean, and its influence...

High levels of toxins prompt warning against picking shellfish in the west

Galway's Marine Institute is warning people not to gather shellfish along the west coast after detecting toxic compounds that can make people very sick. The...

Red skin disease symptoms reported in wild salmon in the Corrib

Anglers and fishery owners are being asked to report any incidences of red skin diseases in salmon after reports of possibly infected fish in...

The science behind our Seafood

The work that goes into managing and conserving Ireland's sources of seafood, and ensuring that its safe for human consumption, is taking centre stage...

Killer whales stranded in Ireland with toxic level of pollutants GMIT study shows

Killer whales stranded in Ireland have had extremely high levels of pollutants in their bodies a Galway based study has found. GMIT and the Marine...

Oranmore opera soprano is bringing down the house in aid of St Vincent de Paul

Galway is home to music of all stripes including opera, as the extraordinary Soprano talents of Oranmore singer Helen Hancock will give voice to...

When is a smartphone a key tool for Irish fishermen?

We all have at least one app on our smartphone that just makes your day to day life that much easier, but what would...

Galway 2020 snags €1.5 million Melina Mercouri prize

Galway 2020 has secured a welcome boost in funding with an official recommendation that it receive the EU's €1.5 million Melina Mercouri prize. The recommendation...

Composer and writer Ailís Ní Ríain discovers a bold new world at sea

Ailís Ní Ríain, a contemporary classical composer and writer, spent three weeks at sea this August on board the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer searching for...

Three year survey of underwater reefs comes to a close

Voyages of exploration might be confined to historical fiction in many minds, but there are many corners of the world that are still being...

Youth Ambassadors from 13 countries learn to fight for the Atlantic Ocean

Galway's Marine Institute is helping young people from around the world fight for the future of the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty-three Youth Ambassadors from countries connected...

Artists head to sea to look for inspiration under the waves

Two Irish artists joined a six day research aboard the RV Celtic Explorer to find inspiration as part of the Galway 2020 Aerial/Sparks project. Artists Gareth...

Angling vessels gathering data on the Bluefin Tuna

Angling vessels in Galway and all along the Atlantic coast will be taking part in a scheme to gather more data on the much...

2018 Galway SeaFest nets national event award

The 2018 Galway SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, has won 'Best Cultural Event' at this year's Event Industry Awards. SeaFest 2018 was described by judges...

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