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IWDG plan the way forward ...

The new 3 Year for the IWDG is just published . Any organisation with high amibitions and limited resources need to plan how they are best going to ac...

12th Jan 2019

Mystery whale carcass offshore Co. Waterford.

During a routine Naval Service patrol today Dec. 28th the L.É. SAMUEL BECKETT came across a large white object floating some 53nm southeast of ...

28th Dec 2018

End of year reflections on This Island Nation

Dr Simon Berrow, CEO of the IWDG contributes a monthly piece to This Island Nation digital radio. Here he reflects on the year past and looks ahe...

26th Dec 2018

IWDG welcome trawler ban within 6nmls

The IWDG welcome the announcement from Minister Creed that vessels  > 18m in length will be restricted from fishing within 6nmls from the coas...

21st Dec 2018

A pod of people at the IWDG annual gathering

The annual gathering of IWDG members took place at the Waterways Ireland Centre in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin in early December. Our AGM is an opportuni...

16th Dec 2018

Breaking news: Common dolphin in Dublin's River Liffey...updates

Report update IV @ 10:00am 29/11/2018:  With over 2 hours of daylight this morning without any further sighting reports, we remain optimistic tha...

29th Nov 2018

Offshore whale and dolphin surveys published

Research from the largest offshore whale and dolphin survey ever conducted in Ireland and probably the largest ever in Europe were published today. Th...

23rd Nov 2018

Pair trawling for Sprat

The IWDG recently posted on Facebook about two trawlers fishing in the mouth of the Shannon Estuary: "Two pair trawlers seen entering the Shan...

22nd Nov 2018

Killer whales off Dublin Sat. 17th November

Yesterday afternoon the phone started ringing from IWDG members in Dublin who had seen a story on social media about killer whales that were filmed fr...

19th Nov 2018

John O'Shea, Achill RIP

I drove to Achill Island today to pick up a dead dolphin for post-mortem.  Achill was one of the very first places I visited when I cam...

10th Nov 2018

Whale of a Job

A group of people in Ireland interested in whales and dolphins met 28 years ago in Dublin. They formed the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group to try and im...

7th Nov 2018

Cetaceans of the Celtic Sea_Part 3

IWDG Science Officer Seán O'Callaghan reports from RV Celtic Explorer after the third and final week of the annual Celtic Sea Herring ...

31st Oct 2018

IWDG Local Groups

Ther IWDG have been encouraging lkocal members to form local groups in their area to meet up with like-minded people and improving local recordin...

30th Oct 2018

Cuvier's Beaked Whales UME- a Conservation Issue

30 October 2018 The spate of beaked whale strandings reported to the IWDG has finished. There is little to report regarding the UME. The Irish gove...

30th Oct 2018
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