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Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all weather lifeboat pictured off Roches Point
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#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 4.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 1 August) to go to the aid of a 40ft pleasure fishing boat with mechanical failure 15 miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork. The…
Marine Minister Launches New Scheme To Reduce Juvenile Fish Discards
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#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the launch of a scheme to promote the use of environmentally friendly fishing gear in the Irish prawn fishery. The scheme has been developed between the department and the main fisheries organisations…
Fishing boats moored at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre
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#Fishing - Ireland’s fishing sector experienced a “challenging” 2016 on a number of fronts, as outlined in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s latest annual review and outlook for the coming year. Ongoing trade issues in Russia and…
The telegraph was recovered in a supervised dive off Kinsale on Tuesday 25 July
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#Lusitania - The main ship’s telegraph from the Lusitania has been recovered from the wreck site off West Cork. Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys made the announcement last Wednesday (26 July) as the telegraph was undergoing preliminary conservation on shore by…
Ireland's Junior Women's Pair with their Gold Medal today.
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#Rowing: Ireland took its fifth gold medal of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium today. Gill McGirr and Eliza O’Reilly were emphatic winners of the junior women’s pair. They led in silver-medal winners Italy by over six…
The Ireland Quadruple Which Won Gold today in the Coupe de la Jeunesse
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#Rowing: Ireland’s junior quadruple won their second successive gold medal at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium today. Barry O’Flynn, Matt Dundon, Jack Keating and James Quinlan have not lost a race at the two-day event, as…
The Ireland Coupe de la Jeunesse team 2017
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#Rowing: The Ireland junior men’s four finished fifth at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium. Britain showed impressive speed and won the A Final well, with Belgium taking silver and Portugal a surprise bronze. The Czech Republic…
The Ireland quadruple: James Quinlan, Matt Dundon, Jack Keating, Barry O'Flynn on Saturday
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s four boats will again appear in A Finals today at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel, Belgium. Two Ireland crews won their heats this morning and one finished second. The women’s pair of Gill McGirr and Eliza…
The Ireland Pair: Eliza O'Reilly, Gill McGirr
Rowing
#Rowing: Gill McGirr and Eliza O’Reilly won gold at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium today. The Fermoy girls brought Ireland’s gold medal tally to a remarkable three. They were big winners, beating Britain’s Lucy Pullinger and…
Georgia O'Brien
Rowing
#Rowing: Georgia O’Brien of Kenmare took Ireland’s second gold of the day at the Coupe de la Jeunesse regatta in Hazewinkel in Belgium this afternoon. The single sculler had won her heat in the morning session and she did it…
The Ireland Quadruple Take Gold at Hazewinkel.
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#Rowing: The Ireland junior men’s quadruple took a gold medal at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel today. Barry O’Flynn, Matt Dundon, Jack Keating and James Quinlan had 2.42 seconds to spare over second-placed Italy at the Belgium venue.…
The Ireland Four: Aaron Johnston, Ross Corrigan, Barry Connolly, Nathan Timoney
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s crew of Aaron Johnston, Ross Corrigan, Barry Connolly and Nathan Timoney finished fifth in the A Final of the men’s four at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel today. Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic took the…
The Ireland Junior Quad: Barry O'Flynn, Jack Keating, Matt Dundon, James Quinlan.
Rowing
#Rowing: All the Ireland crews at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium will compete in A Finals after a very good set of results in this morning’s heats.  The Ireland men’s quadruple and single sculler Georgia O’Brien…
Fermanagh Launches Free Paddle Sport Programme For Young People With A Disability
Canoeing
#Sailability - Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with Waterways Ireland, has organised an eight-week paddle sport programme commencing next Friday 4 August. ​The free programme will enable young people with a disability aged eight to 16 to receive…
Patsy Kelly’s lobster boat Loch Corrib II pictured at Ballinacourty pier a month after the incident
MCIB
#MCIB - Marine investigators have recommended that fishermen be reminded of best practice for wearing PFDs while on the water. That’s the main recommendation from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board’s (MCIB) report on an incident in Galway Bay last September…
Stephen Keenan from Dublin had been working in Egypt teaching free diving for almost a decade
Diving
#Diving - Tributes have been paid to Irish free diver Stephen Keenan, who died on Saturday (22 July) in an incident off the coast of Egypt. According to TheJournal.ie, the 39-year-old Dubliner — who ran a diving school in the…

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