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Symposium on White Paper on Defence Hosted by Minister Simon Coveney
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#DefenceWhitePaper – A Symposium on the White Paper on Defence was hosted by Minister for Defence Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. today in Farmleigh House, Dublin. A new White Paper on Defence is being prepared and the symposium was part of…
Tributes Paid to Marine Journalist Derek Davis
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#derekdavis – Marine minister Simon Coveney TD has led tributes to marine journalist Derek Davis (67) who died today. The former broadcaster and RTÉ TV presenter and former Afloat fishing correspondent was born in Co Down and began his media career…
Military Patrol Vessel Design Launched in Cork By Safehaven Marine
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#safehaven –A €1m-plus stealth style Irish built military vessel is creating waves along the Cork coast. 'Barracuda' is a new high speed Interceptor/Patrol vessel for military and law enforcement applications designed and built by Cork Harbour's Safehaven Marine. Following a year and…
Guinness Heir Under Investigation After Lake Como Boat Incident
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#Guinness - An heir to the Guinness dynasty fortune is under investigation after an incident in which his boat sank in Lake Como in Italy. Motorboat & Yachting reports that Edward Guinness is believed to have been at the helm…
Body Recovered From Dublin Bay 'In Water For Several Weeks'
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#Missing - The body of a man recovered from Dublin Bay this afternoon (Sunday 10 May) is believed to have been in the water for several weeks, and is thought to be the subject of a recent missing person's report,…
Round Ireland Record Update (0700): Gavignet Eyes Record Time As Trimaran Surfs off Donegal
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#roundirelandrecord – The Sultanate of Oman's MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail has rounded the top of Ireland and was hitting 20–knots off the coast of Donegal in a bid for the 20–year–old Round Ireland Speed sailling record early this morning. Having started on Dublin Bay…
And They're Off! Omani Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record Bid Underway
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#omansail – The Oman Sail Trimaran crossed the Dublin Bay start line and headed northabout just after 6pm this evening in its latest bid to break the twenty–year Round Ireland Speed Record held by the late American adventurer Steve Fossett. French…
Teen Girl Dies In Devon Speedboat Capsize
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#Devon - The Guardian reports on the death of a teenage girl who became trapped under a capsized speedboat in a Devon marina at the weekend. Three others – the girl's father and two friends – required medical attention after…
New Attempt At Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record
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#roundireland – Sidney Gavinet's Mod 70 Trimaran Oman Sail has set sail from France bound for Dun Laoghaire on his fourth attempt at smashing the Round Ireland speed sailing record. The 70–foot tri is expected to be alongside the National Yacht…
Wicklow Yachtsman Mark Mills Wins 'Asian Marine Designer of the Year Award' at Shanghai Boat Show
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#yachtdesign – Mark Mills has been honoured with the Best Yacht Designer award at this year's Asian Marine & Boating Awards. It is the second second time the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Committee member has lifted the award. The…
Former Irish SB3 Sailor Escapes Death In Everest Avalanche
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#Nepal - A British woman who previously raced SB3s on the Irish sailing circuit has spoken of her miracle escape from an avalanche at Mount Everest during last weekend's Nepal earthquake disaster. As the Daily Telegraph reports, Selina Dicker from…
Tourist Trail 'Could Enrich' Dublin's Docklands
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#TouristTrail -  The Sunday Times reports of a proposed Dublin Docklands tourism trial that could feature stories such as the gory death of pirates, the plight of lepers on Misery Hill, and the burgeoning success of U2. The plan was…
Gunboat Capsizes! Foiling Catamaran Wipe Out at Voiles de Saint Barths Regatta
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On a day that proved exciting for all, Timbalero III was flying on the downwind leg of the course at the Voiles de Saint Barths regatta on the east side of the island when the bright orange, futuristic foiling cat tripped…
Body Discovered In Search For Missing Fisherman Off Clare Coast
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#Missing - RTÉ News reports that a body was found yesterday morning (Sunday 19 April) in the search for a missing fisherman off the Clare coast. The search and rescue operation began in the early hours of yesterday morning after…
Brussels Blue Growth Conference Starts Tomorrow With Live Stream
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#BlueGrowth - Europe's 'blue growth' conference The Atlantic - Our Shared Resource: Making the Vision Reality starts tomorrow in Brussels – and will be live-streamed online. Details of the final programme and speakers' biographies are now online for the two-day…
Search For Missing Man At Cliffs Of Moher
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#Missing - The search continues for a missing man feared to have fallen into the sea from the Cliffs of Moher. As the Irish Independent reports, the search entered its fourth day today, with Garda divers hampered by poor conditions…

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