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Clogherhead RNLI
Clogherhead and Kilkeel RNLI were requested to launch their all-weather and inshore lifeboats this afternoon after a windsurfer was reported missing in Carlingford Lough. The lifeboats were requested to launch just before 2pm following an initial report that a person…
Charlotte Harris (left) and Jessica Oliver
An Irish/British duo with no prior rowing experience have set a world record as the fastest women’s pair to row across the Atlantic, according to Row Report. Jessica Oliver — who has Irish connections — and Charlotte Harris set a…
Ros a Mhíl - A Strategic Hub for the Development and Support of the Offshore Wind Industry on the West Coast of Ireland will benefit from a new deepwater quay
A 25 million euro deepwater development of the Connemara fishing port of Ros-a-Mhíl is due to be announced today by Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue. Construction of a 200-metre deepwater quay at the State-owned harbour and island ferryport may also…
Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius said that “Irish fishermen got their diplomatic game on! “
The EU’s fisheries commissioner has paid tribute to Irish fishermen for their role in shifting the location of Russian military exercises outside the Irish exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In a tweet, Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius said that “Irish fishermen got their…
CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan interviews Patrick Murphy and Alan Carleton live on air
Cork fishermen have gone viral after appearing on a worldwide news broadcast to discuss Russia’s planned offshore military drills. CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan — who hails from Kerry — tweeted a clip of the interview he conducted with the fishers…
World Rowing Men's Crew of the Year -  Fintan McCarthy (left) and Paul O'Donovan, Men's Lightweight double scull, Ireland. The combination has been on the podium of every international competition in the very competitive lightweight men's double sculls. The Olympic Gold medal came after a tight battle with Germany but won by less than a second for what would be the first-ever gold medal for Ireland in rowing at the Olympics. The duo went unbeaten in 2021 and had previously won gold at the World Championships in 2019.
World Rowing announced that the World men's crew of the year is Ireland's own lightweight double scull of Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy. In a virtual event that celebrated the finest rowers and coaches around the World, the nominations featured…
The six-metre fishing vessel Myia (pictured right) from which fisherman Tom Oliver was dragged over the stern in a fatal accident in November 2020.
The Department of Transport has issued a reminder of a number of Marine Notices regarding safety at sea, following the recommendations of a report into a fatal incident involving a fishing boat near Galway city 15 months ago. As previously…
Map showing the area (in red) where Russia plans to conduct military manoeuvres from next week
Two fishing industry organisations have sought to clarify what they describe as “confusion” in some media outlets over their talks with Russian ambassador Yuriy Filatov on the forthcoming Russian military exercises off the south-west Irish coast. Irish South and West…
A screenshot from an interactive website that maps Ireland’s historic shipwrecks
Shipwrecks with no known owner will become State property under new legislation which Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan is proposing. The legislation also proposes that commercial salvage law does not apply to historic wrecks. The Monuments and Archaeological…
The Russian “spy ship”, the Yantor, which turned up off the Donegal coast last August.
The Russian Embassy in Ireland has described as “constructive” and “positive” the outcome of discussions with two Irish fishing industry organisations in relation to proposed Russian military exercises next week in the Porcupine Seabight off the south-west Irish coast. Irish…
Loughros Beg Bay in Co Donegal
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking submissions in relation to a proposal to restrict the commercial salmon draft net season on the Loughros estuary in Co Donegal in 2022 to fishing between 1 and 21 July. The proposed changes are…
Russian Ambassador Yuriy Filatov
Irish fishermen planning a peaceful protest over Russian naval exercises off the south-west Irish coast have been invited to talks by the Russian Ambassador to Ireland. Ambassador Yuriy Filatov asked members of the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation…
Ireland’s inshore fishing sector is made up of some 1,800 vessels, that catch a range of fish and shellfish species while typically operating in waters close to the coast.
A scheme to support Ireland’s inshore fishing sector to adjust their business to the post-Brexit market has opened for applications today following the announcement by the Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. on January 14. Ireland’s inshore fishing sector…
Hauling a survey catch on the RV Celtic Explorer during the Irish Groundfish Survey
Fisheries research undertaken by Marine Institute scientists features in a new short documentary from Europe's leading international news channel. Produced by Euronews, ‘Where’s the catch? The fishery surveys keeping our seas sustainable’ follows the RV Celtic Explorer during the annual…
The beam trawler Mary Kate was bought in the Netherlands by CJ Gaffney of Arklow, Co Wicklow and his father in 2007
Independent Senator Victor Boyhan has given his backing to a skipper’s battle for redress over the purchase of a fishing trawler that proved to be dangerously unstable, according to The Fishing Daily. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, CJ Gaffney and…
File image of a Cuvier’s beaked whale
Irish fishing crews are planning to peacefully disrupt the planned Russian military exercise off the Cork coast next month, as RTÉ News reports. Patrick Murphy, chief executive of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation, said he told an…

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