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Angling at Galway city’s Salmon Weir could be threatened by a new draft bye-law
Angling
#Angling - Galway anglers are mounting a protest against proposals to ban fishing in public spaces around the city, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Both the Galway Bay Sea Angling Club and Galway City Salmon Angling Association have written separately…
Ronan Byrne
Rowing
#Rowing: Ronan Byrne came home fastest of over 200 scullers to win  the Cork Sculling Ladder time trial at the Marina in Cork. The UCC man, the outright sculling ladder winner for the two seasons and time trial winner 12…
Youghal Lifeboat Launches To Man Taken Ill On Angling Boat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Youghal RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked yesterday morning (Saturday 15 October) in choppy waters to reports of a man taken ill on board a chartered angling vessel. At 11.30am the lifeboat launched to the location around a…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
Angling
#FishKill - The fish kill on the Annsborough River in Co Down last weekend was caused by a chemical leak from a cracked pipe, accoridng to BBC News. And NI Water has offered to restock the salmon and sea trout…
Paul Murphy, skipper of the trawler Karen that was dragged by RN submarine
Fishing
#SubIncident - A submarine of the Royal Navy which towed a fishing trawler at speed through the Irish Sea endangered the lives of the crew, inspectors said. As the Belfast Telegraph reports the Karen was trailed backwards at seven knots…
Cork Trawler Owners Charged Over Undocumented Crew
Fishing
#Fishing - Two Cork fishing trawler owners have been charged with offences relating to trafficking and illegal employment of a Filipino fisherman, according to the Guardian. Leonard Hyde and Pat O’Mahony, co-owners of the Labardie Fisher, are accused of knowingly…
Ministers Donohoe (left) and Noonan arrive at Government Buildings for Budget 2017
Budget
While cuts to USC, pension increases and a Public Sector pay rise are among the main components of Budget 2017 anounced today, the Marine Sector came in for special mention with a new income tax credit that recognises the difficult nature…
A few of what anglers reported as hundreds of fish killed in the pollution incident on the Annsborough River at the weekend
Angling
#FishKill - Accidental discharge from a water treatment works is to blame for a major fish kill incident on a Co Down river at the weekend, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Angling enthusiasts have expressed dismay over the deaths of…
The River Foyle, whose tributary the Faughan was the site of a kilometres-long fish kill two months ago
Angling
#Angling - Pollution and poaching are a growing concern for anglers in the Carlingford and Lough Foyle areas, as Derek Evans reports in his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times. New figures from the Loughs Agency reveal a significant…
Angler Prosecuted For Illegal Fishing In Claregalway
Angling
#Angling - Judge Marie Keane has convicted Belfast man John Beales of illegal fishing and obstruction of fisheries officers over an incident on the Clare River in Claregalway on 13 July 2015. Beales was convicted for failure to attach a…
The Spanish trawler barely clears the hull of the Celtic Dawn
Fishing
#Fishing - A small fishing vessel had a close call in West Cork this week when a much larger trawler powered past from Castletownbere with barely any room to spare. According to the Irish Examiner, the crew of the Celtic…
Paul O'Donovan and Sanita Puspure with their Irish Open medals.
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul and Gary O'Donovan won the doubles final at the Irish Open Regatta at the National Rowing Centre today. The Olympic silver medallists were given a tough race by Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan, who led coming up to…
Des Branigan was an able seaman with Irish Shipping
Ports & Shipping
#IrishShipping - Tributes have been paid to Irish Shipping veteran Des Branigan, who died recently aged 98, as The Irish Times reports. The Dubliner was among the first recruits of the Irish Shipping company — merchant sailors who put their…
Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan won the final of the single sculls at the Irish Open, the first trial of the new season at the National Rowing Centre today. The World Champion in the lightweight single sculls did not have the fastest…
Surfers at Doonbeg, Co Clare
Surfing
#Surfing - Fifty years of Irish surfing will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh this month, as the Donegal Democrat reports. A gala dinner during the Rossnowlagh Intercounties next weekend (15-16 October) will mark five decades since the formation of what was…
Preparing the Tritonia diving suit for descent to the Lusitania in 1935
Diving
#Lusitania - Yesterday (Thursday 6 October) marked 81 years since the discovery of the wreck of the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale, more than 20 years after the ocean liner was lost. And less than three weeks from…

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