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# MARINE – Speaking at the Atlantic Conference at Malahide on Tuesday,  Matthew King representing the EU's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs, outlined the Commission's plans and indicative timetable for the Atlantic Forum to inform the EU Strategy for the Atlantic (EUSA). The Forum is not an entity, but rather a process or series of events to prepare an Action Plan for the EUSA. Timing is of the utmost priority as work on a new financial framework for the period 2014-2020…
#NEWS UPDATE - The body of the last missing crewmember of the stricken Tit Bonhomme was recovered in Glandore Bay in West Cork on Friday, The Irish Times reports. The remains of 23-year-old Egyptian national Saied Ali Edlin were discovered floating on the surface to the west of the bay off Long Point, almost a mile from the wreck site and close to a month after the tragedy occurred. It also comes just two days after the body of skipper…
Friday, 10 February 2012 20:55

Fundraiser to Recreate Titanic's Last Meal

#TITANIC - Every seat has been snapped up for a special black-tie dinner in Galway next month that will recreate one of the last meals served on the Titanic. Two menus recovered from the ship have provided the inspiration for the RNLI Galway lifeboat fundraiser, devised by self-described Titanic buff and culinary arts lecturer Noel Loughnane. The extravagant 11-course meal, at €100 per head, includes such mouth-watering delights as filet mignon, foie gras, salmon with mousseline sauce and Calvados-glazed duckling…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 19:21

Body of Tit Bonhomme Skipper Recovered

#NEWS UPDATE - RTÉ News reports that a body found in Glandore Harbour today is that of Tit Bonhomme skipper Michael Hayes. The body of the 52-year-old from Helvick Head in Co Waterford, who went missing more than three weeks ago, was discovered floating close to the mouth of the harbour around lunchtime by his brother, Garda Chief Spt Tom Hayes, according to The Irish Times. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the search operation in Glandore is being wound down…
#DALKEY ISLAND PROSPECT – Environment Minister Phil Hogan has rejected a call by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and others for a public inquiry into Providence Resources foreshore licence application to survey and drill for oil and gas in Dublin Bay, the Irish Times reports. Mr Hogan has said that as the application by Providence Resources for survey and drilling work 6kms off Dalkey Island was the subject of public consultation, he did not consider a public inquiry "necessary". Tánaiste and Labour…
Saturday, 04 February 2012 12:11

Search for Glandore Fishermen to be Wound Down

#NEWS UPDATE - The search for two fishermen still missing after their boat went down off West Cork nearly three weeks ago will be wound down next week, The Irish Times reports. Search teams have been combing the area for any trace of Michael Hayes (35), skipper of the Tit Bonhomme, and crewman Said Mohammed (23) after the fishing vessel ran aground in rough seas near Adam's Rock, at the mouth of Glandore Harbour, on Sunday 15 January. The bodies…
#NEWS UPDATE - Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has launched a public consultation process on harnessing the potential of Ireland's vast marine resources. Our Ocean Wealth is calling for input into how Ireland can best capitalise on the trillion-euro global market for marine products and services, from seafood and tourism to shipping, oil and gas, renewable ocean energy and marine science. Launching the consultation, Minister Coveney said: "We need to change the way we in Ireland think about the…
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