Conservation officers are celebrating the birth of the first wild golden eagle to be raised in Ireland for nearly 100 years.

The chick was hatched in the Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal, by a pair of birds introduced as part of a project to re-establish the breed. Pairs have formed before, but this is the first chick to have survived.

Almost 50 birds – brought over from Scotland and England –  have been introduced into County Donegal, in an effort to boost the number of eagles, which were hunted into extinction in the early part of the 20th century.