There are now around 45 white-tailed eagles in Ireland – eight years after they were first introduced in Killarney National Park.
Dr Allan Mee is project manager for the White-Tailed Eagle Reintroduction Programme.
He says it’s been a breakthrough year.
Dr Mee says there has also been a decline in the number of birds being poisoned – there were three casualties in 2015.
He says it’s heartening to see the increase in the number of eagle pairs that are successfully breeding.