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Continued Growth in Overseas Visit Numbers
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#TourismRise – Central Statistics Office data released today shows the number of overseas visits to Ireland between December 2014 and February 2015 increased by 10.3% compared to the corresponding period of 2013/2014. Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Paschal Donohoe…
Brussels Conference Is Launchpad For First Horizon 2020 Blue Growth Projects
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#BlueGrowth - The first projects funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme for 'blue growth' will be launched at a conference in Brussels next month. The Atlantic - Our Shared Resource: Making the Vision Reality will be held at the…
Lusitania 100 – Cork Remembers Centenary of Sinking of RMS Lusitania
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#Lusitania100Cork – This May, four coastal communities in Co. Cork are coming together to host a series of commemorative events, entitled Lusitania100 Cork, to mark the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat off the coast…
New Tourism Policy Launched by Transport Minister for Next Decade
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#NewTourismPolicy - The Government's new tourism policy, 'People, Place and Policy: Growing Tourism to 2025' was launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe along with An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny at Kilkenny Castle today. The new Policy Statement…
Families Of Egyptian Fishermen Reach Settlement Over Tit Bonhomme Tragedy
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#TitBonhomme - RTÉ News reports that the families of two Egyptian fishermen who died in the Tit Bonhomme tragedy in West Cork three years ago last week settled their civil actions in the High Court. Saled Mohamed Ibrahim Aly Eldin…
Man Arrested After Falling Into River Lee
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#Cork - The search for a homeless man seen falling into the River Lee in Cork city ended in his arrest, as The Irish Times reports. Valentia Coast Guard co-ordinated the search and rescue operation for the man, who was…
Car Stolen While Couple Goes Surfing In Kerry
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#CarTheft - Gardaí have asked the public to be on the lookout for a black Peugeot 207 that was stolen from a Northern Irish couple while they were surfing in Brandon Bay on Friday 13 March. As The Irish Times…
$1 Billion For Biggest Ever Superyacht
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#Superyacht - Move over, Blush – there's a new contender for the superyacht crown that makes Eddie Jordan's giant look like a tugboat. Scuttlebutt Sailing News reports on the Triple Deuce, set to be the world's biggest ever superyacht at…
Tourism Economic Boost as €3.5bn Spent by Overseas Visitors in 2014
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#TourismBoost - An increase of €286m or +8.8% in spending by tourists from abroad for 2014 compared to 2013, that's according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures published today. The figures confirm the trend indicated by earlier statistics that…
Sea Scout Conference In Cork Harbour Attended by 90% of Groups
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#seascouts – The 2015 Sea Scouting conference was held last weekend based in the Commodore Hotel in Cobh. Over 90% of the country's Sea Scout groups were in attendance, with delegates from as far away as Donegal, Louth and Galway.…
French Offshore Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud Dies in Heli Crash
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#dropped – French offshore sailing star Florence Arthaud, 57, a hugely accomplished sailor, who won the 1990 Route du Rhum, the prestigious solo Atlantic race is one of three French sports personalities among 10 people killed in a helicopter crash…
Missing Man's Body Found In Cavan Lough
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#Missing - reports that the body of a man who went missing last weekend has been found in a Cavan river. Donal Greene, 22, was last seen around 5am last Saturday morning (28 February) near Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, close… Facebook 'Likes' Reach 5,000 – Join Us!
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#FACEBOOK – Over 5,000 people now 'like' Afloat magazine on Facebook, the social media site. Thanks to all our friends for your comments, suggestions and interest in Irish boating and sailing. It's a satisfying number to date because the aim…
Retired Teacher Drowned After Sailboat Overturned, Inquest Hears
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#Zillah - The inquest into the death of a retired schoolteacher in a sailing accident off West Cork last summer has heard he was "very safety conscious". As previously reported on, the body of 66-year-old Douglas Perrin was recovered…
Body Recovered From River Erne After Lengthy Search For Missing Monaghan Man
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#LoughErne - Police have recovered a body in Lough Erne believed to be that of a Monaghan man missing since December. As previously reported on, Kieran McAree was thought to have entered the lough after abandoning his car in…
Diaspora Museum Plans Scrapped By Government
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#diasporamuseum – The governement has altered course on plans for a national emigrant museum because it fears a backlash from rejected bidders ahead of the general election, according to a report into today's Sunday Business Post newspaper. Inspite of a…
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