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#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.Espey), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Bon Exemple (C Byrne), 2. Gringo (Tony Fox), 3. Something Else (J.Hall et al) CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Gringo...
#rorcsrbi – The course for tomorrow's Round Britain and Ireland race has been changed and the islands of Britian and Ireland are to be left to Port (anticlockwise around). The Race Committee have released the following: "In consideration of the weather forecast for the foreseeable future showing a low pressure moving through The Channel in the early hours of th...
#CANOEING: Andrzej Jezierski finished sixth in his semi-final of the men’s C1 200m at the Canoe Sprint World Championships and will compete in tomorrow’s B Final in Moscow. Peter Egan and Simas Dobrovolskis were seventh in their semi-final of the men’s K1 200m and will go to the C Final. Jenny Egan made her exit from the K1 200m, as she finished eighth in her semi-final, ...
#MarineWildlife - Late summer brings fin whales flocking to West Cork in big numbers, with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group estimating at least 20 of the second-largest ocean species sighted between Seven Heads and Galley Head. Indeed, as IWDG sightings officer Padraig Whooley writes, the gathering "is certainly the largest validated aggregation of this species so far this yea...
Saturday, 09 August 2014 10:54

Dublin Port and One51 to Sell Greenore Port

#GreenorePort – Today's Irish Times reports that State-owned Dublin Port Company and investment company One51 are on the brink of selling Greenore Port in Co. Louth to a new owner for a figure in the low single-digit millions. The sale of the strategically located port on Carlingford Lough is being handled by IBI Corporate Finance, which is in the final stages of closing the ...
#DublinPort - A plaque commemorating the first Irishman to die in the First World War has been unveiled in his home neighbourhood of Ringsend in Dublin's south Docklands, where many of his descendants still live. As The Irish Times reports, Joseph Pierce Murphy died among 151 sailors who perished when the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Amphion was sunk by a mine in the North Sea on the...
#InMemoriam - The Marine Institute was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of esteemed colleague and friend Dr Kostas Nittis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Athens. A distinguished oceanographer, Dr Nittis served the marine science community as secretary general of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) and as chair of the European Marine ...
#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene, where the Port of Cork's turnover increased by over 6% in 2013. The Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal is set to cash in on the lucrative cruise ship sector following investment to upgrade facilities at Greencastle Harbour. Warrenpoint Port is on its way to economic recovery ...
#AqueceRio_en – There were ideal conditions of up to 20–knots for Aquece Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday as Ireland's Annalise Murphy confirmed her medal race participation in the Laser Radial with the title to be decided later today. There will be some disappointment though that after leading the Olympic test event at the halfway stage on Wednesday, the National Ya...
#rnli – At 4pm on Friday afternoon, August 8, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist a family of five on board a vessel aground inside the Mountaineer Buoy at Ryan's Point on Lough Derg. The lifeboat launched at 4.13pm with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Robbie Garland and Jason Freeman on board. Winds were southwesterly; Force 4, visibility was ver...
If you've ever team-raced for "The Book" between Sutton Dinghy Club and a team from Cork Harbour, then you'll know that it is Irish sailing's Book of Kells, inaugurated seventy years ago with the winning team obliged to inscribe the outcome on vellum in illuminated style. W M Nixon found that this year's event last Sunday had the Corkmen celebrating a win, even if they lost the...
#CANOEING: Pat O’Leary placed ninth in his A Final and four Ireland crews made it to the semi-final stages at the canoe sprint World Championships in Moscow today. Andrzej Jezierski had the best placing in a heat, finishing fourth in the C1 200 metres. Ireland will have three semi-finals tomorrow: Jenny Egan competed in her K1 500m semi-final today and finished ninth. Canoe S...
#islandnation – In this month's programme we have the story of a Soviet take-over of Cork Port, hear that love is in the air at the country's lifeboat stations, with the 45th station due to open shortly; we go to Ireland's longest river, the Shannon, where a boat made famous by Wolfe Tone is being launched; tour Ballycotton Lighthouse, open to the public for the first time an...
#Surfing - The Irish Examiner reports on Easkey Britton's plans to return to Iran this month to establish that country's first ever surf club. The Donegal surfing champ made history in 2011 when she became the first woman ever to surf in Iran – an extraordinary adventure that was documented by French filmmaker Marion Poizeau. Since then she's founded Waves of Freedom, a schem...
#jellyfish – The CEO of Irish Water Safety, John leech is urging the public to use the Local Authority manned lifeguarded bathing places to ensure that they avoid being stung by two of the most venomous jellyfish that visit our waters. The Lions mane Jellyfish has been spotted in Sutton. The Lifeguards ensure your safety on our beaches and will be patrolling on their surf res...
#marinescience – Twenty-two 3rd level students highlighted the value of the Marine Institute bursary programme at the annual Bursar Seminar day recently (24th July) where they show cased their skills and experience gained at the Institute.The Marine Institute Bursary programme this year provided work experience for students from seven different third level Institutes and univ...
#tallships – Eight young adults From Cork are preparing to embark on a sail training trip of a lifetime on board the 'Spirit of Oysterhaven', a 70–foot local schooner and currently the only sail training vessel in Ireland. The eight lucky participants will depart from Bantry Bay for a five day sailing trip around West Cork, where they will become working crew on this great ...
#ArklowGreens - Arklow Bank, leadship of six 'B' class newbuild general cargoships (4,800dwt) of the Arklow Shipping fleet is berthed at the Boliden Jetty mineral terminal in Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild has 'greener' hull design credentials and along with her sisters flies the Dutch flag for Arklow Shipping Netherland B.V. As previously reported, her launch ...
#Angling - Joe McHugh, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, has announced €230,000 in funding for the rehabilitation of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks under the Salmon Conservation Fund, managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Some 24 projects have been approved under the fund, and beneficiaries of this year'...
#Boatylicious4 – Team Boatylicious have finished the Great Pacific Rowing Race, arriving in Hawaii at 2.14pm local time after 50 days at sea. Emily Blagden (GB), Amanda Challans (GB), Ingrid Kvale (USA) and Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin (IRL) are the first all-female four ever to complete the 2,400 mile crossing from Monterey to Honolulu. Ní Mhaoileoin is also the first Irish wo...
#aquecerio – A light south easterly wind caused problems for Ireland's overnight Laser Radial leader Annalise Murphy at Aquece Rio, the first Olympic test event, yesterday in Brazil. The National Yacht Club (NYC) sailor admits to making 'a mess' of the race due to a seond lap error. She struggled in the typical Guanabara Bay airs and posted a 20th place finish. As a...
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