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Irish sailing enters the dock
With only 57 days to go the Olympic regatta Irish sailing enters the dock tomorrow for an appeal over one of its nominations and, as it was for Athens, it is the Star keelboat selection that is in deep water.…
Staging the boat show
Last week I asked my bank manager if there was any danger of his bank going bust. Thankfully, he assured me it was in fine shape but it’s an indication of the times in which we live. A small marine…
On this week’s edition of RTE Radio one's Seascapes, presenter Marcus Connaughton interivews Ned Dennison on Long Distance Open Water Swimming. He also speaks with Muriel Bolger aboard the Clebrity Equinox about Luxury Cruises. There's also a preview with Padraig…
Tune in tomorrow night to Seascapes (Friday December 18th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), to find out about the first Irish electric ship, Christmas on the Cape, sailing lessons and handling boats – and lots more maritime news. See over…
The shut down of the government's National Sail Training Programme is headlining on Seascapes (Friday December 11th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), despite its commitment to replace Asgard. Tom and his team have several other reports to broadcast – details…
There are at least two trips down memory lane tomorrow night on Seascapes (Friday November 27th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), as one Irish seaman recalls his incarceration in a German concentration camp, and a Dublin inner city parish remembers…
Ireland's Traditions, Building Crafts and Skills
AFLOAT.IE  As we attempt to look into Ireland's future, sometimes the past can become even more important. This week on Seascapes, Tom MacSweeney and his crew discuss how – and if – Ireland's traditional boats could be saved; and the…
Now that the mackerel talks have broken down, what happens next? The fisheries industry is vitally important to Ireland's economy, particularly now that the recession is biting. Tom MacSweeney investigates this Friday, November 6th, at 10.30pm on his Seascapes radio…
Hope for Irish Seafood Industry on Seascapes
There's going to be a change for 84% of Irish exports within the Irish seafood industry, providing positive hope for the future of the Irish Seafood industry, according to the 'lady in charge' who'll be explaining how it's to be…
Everything maritime on Seascapes!
For the first time, the Chairman of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) talks to Tom MacSweeney about safety at sea – a matter close to all our hearts. And, as usual, Tom and his crew on Seascapes (Friday, 23rd…
Seascapes - The 'Black Science' of Navigation
If you've ever wondered why you couldn't read that chart, maybe Friday's Seascapes (RTE Radio 1, 10.30pm) and their investigation into the 'black science' of navigation will clear up the mystery. Award-winning marine journalist Tom MacSweeney and his team have…
Seals, Real Ireland, and Inland - on Seascapes
Water users are quite happy to share their adopted element with those who were there already, and Tom MacSweeney and his team take a look at the future for the seals and their champion, the Seal Sanctuary, tonight on Seascapes…
The year of the seafarer, on Seascapes
Seascapes (RTE Radio 1, Friday, 10.30pm) are casting their net to find the most important line in shipping. Tom MacSweeney and his crew on Seascapes are also zoning in on 'The Year of the Seafarer', the latest All-Ireland Title for…
A Master Mariner's life - on Seascapes
On tonight's Seascapes, Tom MacSweeney interviews a Master Mariner, who talks about the highs and lows of a career at sea, and paints a picture of life on the oceans of the world. Along with all the usual latest marine…
Seascapes: Cork-Swansea Ferry Restored
This Friday Tom MacSweeney reports on the restoration of the Cork-Swansea ferry company on his Seascapes Radio Show  broadcast on RTE One at 10.30pm. The programme also interviews a Dubliner who is sailing for Cork in the pay-your-way Clipper Round…
Seascapes – Asgard one year on
It is a year since the national sail training vessel sank in the Bay of Biscay and was abandoned by the Government. What will happen next? Other subject to be covered on RTE Radio One Seascapes programme tomorrow night are:…

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