Sixteen white-tailed sea eagles have been released in North Kerry this afternoon as part of a reintroduction project.
The birds, which are native to Ireland, had been extinct here for 100 years before their reintroduction in 2007 .
They’re being released in at three sites across Munster, including Killarney National Park, Lough Derg and the Lower Shannon estuary.
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin was on hand to see the release of the birds in Tarbert this afternoon.
31 young eagles from Norway have been released already in Ireland over the last two years.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) August 5, 2022