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Patrick Gougeon new CEO of OpenHydro
Power From the Sea
OpenHydro, the Irish based tidal energy company and part of DCNS Energies, has appointed Mr Patrick Gougeon as their new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment signals the company’s ongoing drive towards commercialisation of its tidal technology and follows the launch…
Tender For New ‘Umbrella Brand’ For Ireland’s Marine Sector
News Update
#BlueEconomy - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is inviting tenders for the supply of services to develop a new ‘umbrella style’ brand identity for Ireland’s ‘blue economy’. The new tender from the IMDO – the Government agency responsible for…
The River Dodder In Flood
Seascapes
Hello there and welcome aboard this weeks edition of Seascapes the maritime programme, this week writer and broadcaster Hugh Oram on the River Dodder and we have a copy of “The Rivers Dodder and Poddle – Mills, Storms, Droughts and…
Seán Kelly MEP
Fishing
Seán Kelly MEP has this week been appointed to the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries. The Ireland South MEP, is Ireland's only Member of the International Trade Committee, which will complement his latest appointment: "Ireland exports seafood to 80 countries…
There are fears that the Larsen C ice shelf, almost as big as County Cork, could break off
Island Nation
In the proud annals of Irish explorers there is a forgotten name and it surprises me that so few Irish people know about him. When I have mentioned the name of Edward Bransfield, very few have had any knowledge of…
People attending a public meeting on the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey earlier this month.
Dublin Bay
#BullochHarbour - Submissions totalling 283 writes The Irish Times have been filed on a controversial development proposed for one of south Dublin’s most popular coastal inlets. The Bulloch Harbour planning application would see a mixed-use development of commercial and residential…
Three superstars – Darina Allen, Annalise Murphy and Rachel Allen at Ballymaloe Cookery School this week
Annalise Murphy
How do you relax after the most intense year of your life, in which the highlight was winning an Olympic Silver Medal racing a Laser Radial at the incredibly demanding sailing venue of Rio de Janeiro? Well, you do something different…
IDEC Sport – The record to beat: 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds
Offshore
200 miles south of the Azores, IDEC SPORT is starting the final stretch of her round the world voyage in favourable winds, which they have managed to pick up, getting the timing just right ahead of a front associated with…
Carlingford marina in Co Louth is a day’s sail from Dublin, Belfast, The Isle of Man and some parts of England’s west coast
Irish Marinas
PROMOTED: Berthage Fees at Carlingford Marina in County Louth are among the most competitive on the East Coast of Ireland, with an annual term costing €265 per metre, according to Carlingford marina manager Jonathan Moneley. Moneley is basing his pricing on…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Solo rower Gavan Hennigan is in a battle to hold off the three-man boat American Oarsmen in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Two boats have finished the race from the Canaries to Antigua and Hennigan leads the nine boats…
Top Rowers Pull Together for Pieta House
Rowing
#Rowing: A group of Ireland’s top rowers are hosting a special charity event this Sunday. The Run to Row at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods park in Cork is being held to raise funds for Pieta House, the…
Bottlenose dolphins are a regular delight for wildlife spotters around Ireland's coast
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Ireland’s whales and dolphins feature in a new atlas of the country’s wildlife, as The Irish Times reports. The Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015, published by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, maps the distribution of 77 mammal…
Last year’s European Championships at Lage Vaart in Almere, Netherlands
Angling
#Angling - Tuesday 31 January is the deadline for anglers across the island of Ireland to express their interest in joining one of two teams prepping for international competitions this year. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the National Coarse Fishing…
W M Nixon will claim in Galway Bay SC on Wednesday February 1st that Irish sailors led the revolutionary changeover to Bermudan rig
Galway Harbour
Afloat.ie’s W M “Winkie” Nixon will be talking the talk at Galway Bay Sailing Club’s mid-week gathering at 8pm on Wednesday, February 1st in the re-vamped clubhouse at Rinville in Oranmore, and all are welcome. The hospitable GBSC clubhouse is…
Bow of Ziltborg as employees of a Dutch shipyard apply company colours of Wagenborg, the new Dutch owners of the cargoship which is managed by Corrib Shipping Group based in Dublin
Ports & Shipping
#FifthShip - Corrib Shipping, the Dublin based shipowners and ship management group has added a fifth cargoship to its fleet which is currently at a drydock in the Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new addition is a 7,200dwt cargoship recently…
Vendee Globe skipper Alex Thomson has confirmed that he intends to do the race again in 2020
Vendee Globe
Two days after finishing second in the Vendée Globe, British skipper Alex Thomson is recovering well in the start and finish host town of Les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France. He has been enjoying family time, taking…
HMS Caroline in partnership with PRONI is to host an archive event in March to include the role of women in World War I. The veteran C class light battle cruiser is currently closed for hull conservation work at H&W and is scheduled to reopen as a visitor attraction in Spring.
News Update
#WomenWWI - In partnership, HMS Caroline and the Public Service of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will present an afternoon themed around archive creation and care on 23 March. The time for the event is 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm and held…
Howth Yacht Club is seeking volunteers to assist in the running of its busy north Dublin club house
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club is hosting a 'Volunteer Night' on Thursday (26th January). The north Dublin club, one of the biggest sailing clubs in the country, is seeking support from members and asking them to consider helping with a variety of…
The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy (left) celebrates Ireland's first Olympic Sailing Medal in 32 years in Rio.
National YC
The National Yacht Club is seeking nominations from members for its 2016 sailing awards. A leading Dun Laoghaire club, it is also the home club of Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy, so there can be little doubt about the award of The John…
A traditional gaff rigged ketch, The Brian Boru, operates on the Waterford Estuary
Tall Ships
This Saturday (28th January), Sail training Ireland will hold their fifth Annual Prize giving and season launch event at the Mansion house in Dublin, courtesy of Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr. Cllr. Ruairi McGinley will be attending on behalf…

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