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Fishing Ports Raided In Undocumented Worker Sting
Fishing
#Fishing - Fishing ports in Howth and Castletownbere were raided by gardaí and State agencies yesterday (Wednesday 5 October) in a sting operation focused on undocumented workers, as The Irish Times reports. The raids come after revelations last November in…
Call For Angling Community To Give Feedback After Five Years Of Investment
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking for public feedback via an online survey on its current funding programmes, having awarded over €3.4 million to angling projects and fisheries initiatives in communities nationwide over the past five years. Current…
The inaugural Kings Island River Rowing Race on the Shannon in Limerick gets into its stride with a remarkable collection of traditional boats from many parts of Ireland, but the fleet also seems to have included some new previously unknown types
Coastal Rowing
Last Saturday, October 2nd, at 5pm on the River Shannon in the heart of the city, the idea of a significant international rally and rowing race event for traditional craft was realised. It’s a developing concept, an event in the making…
At the official opening of the Small Craft Harbour, Killybegs
Fishing
#NewHarbour - The newly constructed Killybegs Small Craft Harbour which Afloat reported on during the summer was officially opened last week.  Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD launched the official opening for the new marine project.…
Rowing Ireland Headquarters at the National Rowing Centre
Rowing
#Rowing: Rowing Ireland is seeking new coaches. The governing body for the sport in Ireland says: “Building on its success in the Rio Olympics, Rowing Ireland now wishes to recruit one or more High Performance Coaches to work in its…
O'Donovans to Compete in United States
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s silver medallists from Rio 2016, Paul and Gary O’Donovan, will compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on October 22nd and 23rd. The brothers will compete in the Championship Doubles on the Saturday and may…
Carlingford To Host European Championships For Global Swim Series
Sea Swim
#Swimming - Carlingford in Co Louth is the venue for the Global Swim Series European Championships on Saturday 15 October. Ireland has already hosted 14 races in the international league for open water swimming, which included the legendary Liffey Swim…
The crew of Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was called out at 2.45pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday 2 October) as three divers and their support boat sought help as their vessel got into difficulties near Black Head off Kinsale. The lifeboat was quickly…
Brady Brushes off Bike Spill to Scull to Victory
Rowing
#Rowing: Ciaran Brady won the Tullamore Time trial on Saturday. The Offaly Rowing Club man, who had a fall off his bicycle earlier in the day, recovered and came out on top on the canal course. Becky Quinn was the…
Nicky O'Hagan and Matthew McDonald of Whitechurch Youth Group enjoying the fishing in Milltown
Angling
#Angling - Whitechurch Youth Group from Rathfarnham in Dublin has once again taken up angling as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI). The youth group recently embarked on lessons in the basics of fly fishing, one of…
Banríon Uladh before the recent name change
News Update
#BanríonUladh - A Northern Irish minister has sailed into stormy waters after rechristening a fisheries protection vessel from its Irish name to its English translation, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Banrion Uladh — which patrols the Irish Sea between Lough…
The Irish eight which won at the World Masters Regatta in Denmark.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Irish eight which won at the World Masters Regatta at Lake Bagsvaerd, Denmark, have been chosen as the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September. There were a number of good results by Irish crews at the event,…
The lone kayaker spotted by a concerned onlooker off Howth on Wednesday morning 28 September
Rescue
#Rescue - Howth’s coastguard and lifeboat teams launched to the rescue of a lone kayaker off the North Dublin headland yesterday morning (Wednesday 28 September). After a concerned onlooker called 999 when spotting that the kayaker was on the water…
The initial alarm was raised by a member of the public reporting two kayakers in trouble with one kayaker in the water
RNLI Lifeboats
Larne RNLI has rescued two kayakers who got into difficulty off the County Antrim coast yesterday evening (Tuesday 27 September). The volunteer lifeboat crew responded to a launch request from Belfast Coastguard at approximately 6.30pm following reports of two kayakers…
Anglers Urged to Stay Safe on the Water
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland and Irish Water Safety have outlined water safety advice in light of 18 angling related deaths in last three years. Anglers in Ireland are reminded of the importance of staying safe on the water as they enjoy…
Hauling net on the RV Celtic Explorer
Fishing
#Fishing - The Marine Institute’s annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2016) began off the North West Coast on Sunday 25 September, continuing till Thursday 6 October, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. IGFS2016 is a demersal trawl survey consisting…

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