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#FerryNews - A popular ferry service between Waterford and Wexford is up for sale, as The Irish Times reports. The Passage East Ferry Company, which runs car ferry services across the River Suir between Passage East and Ballyhack, is putting…
Dublin City’s Custom Quay was the host on Thursday for guests and celebrities as they gathered to launch the Venture World Cup powerboating event in Ireland.Having won the right to host the world’s most exciting festival of powerboat racing, which…
#Flooding - Inland Fisheries Ireland has issued a statement in response to the ongoing flooding crisis across the country following last month's winter storms. Citing its history of working "in a positive and proactive manner" with the Government, State agencies,…
Keelboat racing accounts for about two thirds of active racing sailors, a thriving junior single-hander dinghy ‘pathway’ scene is the envy of all other fleets and it makes up 31% of all dinghy sailors (51% of dinghies), according to a…
A Connemara man was convicted of an illegal fishing offence at Derrynea District Court on the 14th January. Before the court was Dara Conlon of Baile Liam, Spiddal, Co. Galway, who pleaded guilty to the possession of an illegally caught…
Two men were convicted of poaching offences at Tuam District Court on Tuesday, 12th of January 2016, following a surveillance operation by officers of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The two men, both from Boyounagh, Glenamaddy, were before the court on…
#ArrowHead – Seatruck Ferries have the 65-trailer Arrow covering in on the Dublin-Liverpool route until the vessel is to be withdrawn tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arrow will complete her duties for Seatruck when she sails from Dublin Port tomorrow morning bound…
#Surfing - Big storms bring big waves, as professional surfers in Ireland can attest on a regular basis. It also means that the current El Niño conditions in the Pacific have attracted the cream of the world's big-wave surfers to…
#MarineWildlife - Wildlife experts on the Isle of Man have been stumped by the carcass of an otter – a species not native to the island – found on Port Erin beach last Friday (15 January). As BBC News reports,…
#NorthCoast - Ireland's North Coast – one of the island's emerging surfing hotspots – was the big winner at the 2016 OutdoorNI Awards, as the Coleraine Times reports. A third of the accolades presented on the night went to activities…
#RareOptic - Commissioners of Irish Lights and Titanic Foundation have been awarded a first-round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund for saving, restoring and displaying the old optic from Mew Island Lighthouse, a very rare hyper radial Fresnel lens, in…
#BelfastBoard - Northern Ireland's Regional Development Minister, Michelle McIlveen has announced the appointment of four Belfast City Councillors to the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners (BHC). The Board is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving Belfast Port.  The Minister has…
#MCIB - Protocols for SAR helicopter rescues and the use of emergency portable pumps should be included in safety training for fishing vessels. Those were among the recommendations from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board's (MCIB) report on the sinking of…
The IRC rating rule has been used by racing owners in Asia for many years, with major IRC regattas well established in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. In the last few years Japan and mainland China have benefited from…
#HowthYC - Ocean adventurer Paddy Barry will give a talk at Howth Yacht Club this Friday (22 January) on the North Atlantic Crescent, a voyage he undertook with friends from Ireland to Greenland via the Faroe Islands and Iceland. All…
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