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#Rowing: Ireland's Paul O'Donovan is the new champion of the world in the lightweight single sculls. The UCD clubman won the A Final in Rotterdam by clear water from Peter Galambos of Hungary in difficult, windy, condtions.  O'Donovan was sixth…
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of Seascapes your maritime programme .......glad to be back this week after our break during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro we salute the Irish competitors who participated and congratulate our medal…
Strangford Lough solo sailor Andrew ‘Hammy’ Baker has been announced as the newest team member of Enda O'Coineen's campaign to be the first Irish person to compete in the Vendee Globe race, the non stop, unassisted, race around the world,…
On Thursday evening, sailing came centre stage in Irish life when our new Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy was officially welcomed back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire. She arrived by sea on a summer’s evening with flags flying…
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI came to the rescue of an injured fisherman who got his hand cut when attempting to untangle a net this morning (Friday 26 August). The volunteer crew launched their all-weather and inshore lifeboats at 8.30am after…
#CliffsOfMoher - A body has been recovered from the sea below the Cliffs of Moher after a search operation that began on Wednesday (24 August). BreakingNews.ie reports that the body was found last night but recovery by Garda divers could…
The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) met yesterday with a joint delegation from the National Anglers Representative Association and Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland to discuss IFI’s proposal to exit the production of trout for the re-stocking of angling…
#FerryStrong - Ferry firm Stena Line writes the Belfast Telegraph, has during the month of July rounded off a "strong first six months" for the year. Car volumes rose by 3% between January and June. Orla Noonan, Stena Line's head…
#SaveDryDocks - Dublin’s Grand Canal Basin which features three Georgian drydocks writes Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times could be regenerated for theatre space, children’s recreation and marine repairs, according to a docklands business group. The Grand Canal Basin in the…
#CruiseNorth – Saga Cruises, part of the wider Saga brand that caters for UK consumers over 50, has been calling to ports in counties, Donegal and Down, contributing to boosting tourism in these northern regions, writes Jehan Ashmore. The caller on…
Ireland has four entries in the Cascais 2016 SB20 World Championships that start next week, from Tuesday 30 August, at the renowned venue of Cascais in Portugal. The Atlantic city of Cascais is synonymous with strong winds, large rolling waves,…
#Rowing: Ireland had more excellent results at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam this morning. The men's junior double sculls of Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch finished third in their quarter-final. They needed to finish in the top three to…
While Irish Sailing is rightfully basking in the reflected glory of last night's homecoming celebrations for Annalise Murphy and its Olympic Sailing Team there will also be one eye to the future, considering how to turn the positive Rio results into tangible benefits…
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice established a firm grip on Abersoch Keelboat Week yesterday, winning both races in very light airs. The Royal Cork YC Ker 37 was on fire in IRC 1, winning race six by over a minute and race…
A flotilla of yachts and powerboats lead by Dun Laoghaire's RNLI Lifeboat welcomed Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this evening. After the Dublin sailing star stepped ashore at a crowded…
#RNLI - Geraldine Donnelly paid a visit to Bangor RNLI earlier today (Thursday 25 August) just weeks after her rescue following a serious fall on Ballyholme beach. On 7 June last, Donnelly fell more than two metres onto rocks and…
#Rowing: David O'Malley and Shane Mulvaney finished fourth in their A Final of the under-23 lightweight pair at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. Greece looked like they might dominate the race completely, but Switzerland took over and relegated them…
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan won his semi-final after another exciting tussle and the Ireland lightweight pair also qualified for their A Final at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today.  Lightweight sculler O'Donovan put in a remarkable middle third of the…
#Rowing: Ireland finished sixth in the B Final of the under-23 quadruple at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. The Irish made a false start and held sixth down the course, though they never lost touch with the rest…
#Protest@Port - President of the Irish Farmers Association, Joe Healy, says farmers are extremely angry that brokers are continuing to import barley, undermining the Irish grain sector, at a time when incomes are on the floor and the sector is…

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