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#LoughRee - RTÉ News is reporting this morning (Friday 21 March) that one of two men recovered from Lough Ree last night has died in hospital. The second man is still in critical condition while the search resumed this morning…
#Earthquake - Just a few weeks after the Bristol Channel was stirred up by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake, TheJournal.ie reports of tremors felt in Ireland's south-east yesterday evening (18 March). No damage has been reported on the relatively minor quake,…
#afloatmag – Afloat's packed 64–page 2014 Spring issue hits the news stands next week (Monday, 24 March) with all the latest Irish sailing news and views. In our latest news section, there's been a top prize for David Kenefick, and…
#torpedo – An investigation is under way after a 9ft–missile was fired from HMS Argyll at high security Plymouth nuclear submarine dockyard during a training drill this week.  A Royal Navy spokesman said: "We can confirm an incident occurred onboard…
#Torpedo - Taoiseach Enda Kenny had paid tribute to the Castlebar-born inventor of the steerable torpedo at the unveiling of a headstone on Louis Brennan's grave in London. As the Irish Independent reports, Brennan - who lived from 1852 to…
#Fracking - Fracking in Northern Ireland could pose a serious risk to endangered fish species, as a cross-border group of anglers highlighted last weekend. The Irish Times reports on the protest rally in Enniskillen on Saturday 1 March that has…
#Missing - It's been reported that the search for a Dutch national who went missing on the Sheep's Head Peninsula three weeks ago has come to an end. According to TheJournal.ie, the Irish Coast Guard has concluded its search for…
#ClubNews - Sailing clubs are urged to give their security a rethink as news emerges of thieves apparently targeting boats in storage for their aluminium. The Flying Fifteen Blog highlights a recent incident at Welton Sailing Club on the Humber…
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