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Rick Tomlinson Sailing Calendar Out Now!
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#ricktomlinson – The 27th edition of  Rick Tomlinson's Portfolio and Desk Calendars are now available featuring 12 spectacular images from recent assignments around the world.Action and art has always been Rick's style, "Each picture will hang on the wall for…
Body Of Fisherman Recovered Off Beara Peninsula
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#Fishing - The Irish Times reports that the body of a fisherman was recovered off the Beara Peninsula in West Cork yesterday (Thursday 11 December). Attempts were made to resuscitate the man, thought to be in his early 60s, but…
Irish Sailing Annual 2015 – Out Now!
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#afloatmag – The 2015 Irish Sailing Annual is published next Monday and packed with details of the forthcoming season plus a review of 2014. Details of the full colour annual below: NewsVOR reporter's prize then BANG!; Dun Laoghaire sailor becomes RORC Commodore;…
Ireland Has Been 'Sea-Blind', Needs New Maritime Thought Leaders Says Admiral
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#Maritime - Ireland has been "sea-blind" for decades and needs a "strong maritime constituency" to make the most of our significant ocean and coastal resources, according to the nation's highest ranking naval officer. Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM was speaking…
Don't Buy Boats When Drunk Says Harbourmaster
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#BuyingABoat - Don't buy boats online when drunk - that's the strong message from a Cornwall harbourmaster who says he's spent thousands of pounds removing abandoned vessels from his port. As the Cornish Guardian reports, Fowey harbourmaster Captain Paul Thomas…
Marine Diesel Fuel in Ireland – The Real Problem is Not Price Or Duty, It's Availability & Quality
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#dieselfuel – The current controversy rumbling on in various outlets – most notably in the Irish Times letters pages – about how the Irish government has been dealing with EU Directives for differentiating between duty on diesel fuel for fishing…
Launch of Tourism Ireland’s Marketing Plans 2015
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#TourismIrelandPlans - Tourism Ireland's marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2015 and beyond was launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D at an event yesterday and attended by tourism industry leaders from around the country.…
Shackleton's Island Resting Place Now On Google Street View
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#Shackleton - When famed Irish explorers Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean set foot on the island of South Georgia in 1916, it was as remote as one could get in the world at that time. Fast forward to 2014 and…
Ireland In Hot Water With Brussels Over Dyed Diesel Rules
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#GreenDiesel - Ireland is set to be hauled before the courts by the European Union over failure to legislate against the use of 'green' diesel by private yachts. According to Yacht & Boating World, the European Commission is referring Ireland…
Wales Boat Show Moves to Pwllheli in 2015
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#pwllheli – Wales' biggest boat show moves to Pwllheli in 2015 - Wales' deputy tourism minister welcomes news of show's return A boating and watersports show will return to North Wales next year thanks to growing interest in the event,…
Luxury Yacht Charter Just A Swipe & Click Away With New Smartphone App
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#Superyacht - For those with the cash to splash, chartering a superyacht for a luxury getaway or exclusive party has never been easier thanks to a new smartphone app that makes the process a simple matter of swipe and click.…
Dickie Brown 1933-2014
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Dickie Brown 1933-2014

26th November 2014
Dickie Brown of Portaferry, builder of the Ruffian range of yachts and one of Ireland's most accomplished sailors, has died at the age of 81 after a long and well-lived life. His three abiding passions were his family, his boats…
Export Industry Awards Winners Announced
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#ExporterAwards – The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) annual Export Industry Awards gala dinner evening which attracted 500 guests was held recently in the National Convention Centre Dublin. Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Alex White, provided a keynote address…
Wexford Lifeboat Recovers Man's Body From Town Harbour
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#Wexford - Wexford RNLI recovered the body of man last night (Saturday 22 November) following a 90-minute search operation after reports of a man who had fallen from his boat at the Crescent at Wexford Quay. The lifeboat launched at…
BIM Report Says Ireland Could Take Bigger Spot In Seaweed Market
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#Seaweed - Seaweed cultivation could be a big winner for jobs and the economy, according to a new report by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). The Irish Times has more on the report commissioned for a conference held by the Irish sea…
Eddie Jordan's Superyacht Available To Charter
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#Superyacht - Irish F1 supremo Eddie Jordan certainly pulled out all the stops when he caught the yachting bug, commissioning the largest recreational vessel ever built by luxury specialists Sunseeker. And now his €40-million, 155-foot superyacht Blush, which was launched…

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