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Jenny Egan-Simmons (right) got her season off to a neat perfect start winning bronze at the second World Cup race of 2022
In Canoe Sprint, Ireland's Jenny Egan-Simmons got her season off to a neat perfect start winning bronze at the second World Cup race of 2022. This podium finish takes Egan-Simmons into the double digits of international medals, with her 10th medal in…
Noel Hendrick was the top Irish finisher at the European Canoe Slalom Championships, held in Slovakia, coming home in 32nd place, narrowly missing the semi-final with 2 gate penalties incurred.
2022 is going to be a big year for Canoe Slalom, with a combination of a packed international calendar of racing and a particularly strong Irish Team setting the stage for a great year ahead. This busy season got underway…
Pictured at the launch of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Clean Oceans Initiative Fishing Gear Retirement Scheme to coincide with World Oceans Day on 8 June are: BIM Chairman Aidan Cotter, fisher David Kirwan, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. and BIM CEO Jim O’Toole
A “Clean Oceans” fishing gear retirement scheme has been announced by Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue to mark World Oceans Day. The project, which is aimed at collecting old and damaged fishing gear, is to take place this autumn and…
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.
In response to recommendations in the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the fatal incident involving the FV Myia in Galway Bay in November 2020, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Department of Transport is stressing the importance of…
A video grab from Wicklow RNLI lifeboat of the Coastguard's Rescue 116 helicopter winching a stranded swimmer to safety at Silver Strand
Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats were launched after 09:45 am this morning (Saturday 4 June), following reports of a missing swimmer at Silver Stand beach. The alarm was raised after the wife of the swimmer became concerned for his safety and…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, announced (Friday, 3 June) the Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme is officially open for applications for grant funding to enable coastal communities to restructure, reconfigure, retrain, and diversify post-Brexit. An initiative…
Recreational fishers are urged to comply with regulations on catch, sale and purchase of crabs and lobsters, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has said. The authority said it is also calling on all who purchase fish - and in…
Jennifer O'Brien, founder of Plantruption a green food tech company, focused on Plant based seafood/Protein Alternatives, with a mission to be the most sustainable company in Ireland and Carbon Neutral
Applications are being sought for the fourth Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Aquatech Innovation Studio programme - due to take place part-time in Kerry and Dublin, with a site visit to Bergen in Norway - later this year. The Innovation Studio,…
The Swimming A Long Way Together project planned by Daws involves events across the island, with “live, immersive, multi-disciplinary events” and exhibitions in Dublin, Cork, Donaghadee and Galway
Pioneering sea swimmer Mercedes Gleitze was the first British woman to cross the English Channel and first to navigate the Straits of Gibraltar. On August 3rd, 1931, Gleitze swam from the Aran island of Inis Meáin to Awleen bay in…
Kevin O’Farrell (left) and Rob Collins in French Guiana following their epic 55-day ocean row from Portugal
After 55 days at sea, the St Michael’s Rowing Club duo of Kevin O’Farrell and Rob Collins completed their epic journey across the Atlantic earlier this week. Setting off from southern Portugal in early April in a small craft as…
File image of the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115
Valentia Coast Guard is coordinating assistance for a fishing vessel which is on fire off the southwest coast. The British-registered vessel Piedras with a crew of 11 onboard was reported to be taking in water and had lost power approximately…
Butlers Pool in Waterville, Co Kerry
The State agency responsible for the conservation and protection of freshwater fish, habitats and sea angling resources is asking angling enthusiasts who have fished the Currane catchment in Co Kerry for their views. Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) new online survey…
Sean Buckley of Gannet Fishmongers with the Leopard Wolffish at the Galway Market
A very rare cold-water loving Leopard fish has been caught off Rockall by a Donegal fishing vessel. The Leopard fish, also known as a spotted Wolffish (Anarhichas minor), swims in deep water across parts of the Arctic Ocean and the…
Dalkey Rowing Club cancelled its 90th-anniversary Regatta on Dublin Bay
There was disappointment for Irish coastal rowing fans at the weekend when Dalkey Rowing Club cancelled its 90th-anniversary Regatta on Dublin Bay due to an adverse weather forecast.  Unfortunately, the forecast for Sunday worsened and organisers deemed it unsafe to…
Cork Waterworks on the River Lee
A Cork city man convicted of strokehauling salmon received a three-month prison sentence suspended for two years at a sitting of Cork District Court on Tuesday 17 May. Shane Heaphy (27) of Templeacre Avenue, Gurranabraher pleaded guilty to committing four…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
The deadline to enter the third online lottery for ‘brown tags’ for wild salmon angling on the Lower River Lee is 5pm on Thursday 9 June. A further 38 brown tags will be issued on Monday 13 June by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), following…

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