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Native white-clawed crayfish like this one have been threatened by outbreaks of crayfish plague
Crayfish plague has been confirmed in the River Nore in Co Kilkenny, marking the eighth record in Irish rivers since 2015 — and the third detected this year alone, as TheJournal.ie reports. Outbreaks of crayfish plague pose a significant threat…
Athlone on the River Shannon
RTÉ News reports that a major angling competition set for Athlone yesterday (Friday 16 August) was cancelled over the recent oil spillage in the River Shannon near the town. Westmeath County Council has been investigating the pollution incident on the…
This rescued cygnet sadly died as a result of the Shannon oil slick
The Irish Times says Westmeath County Council is investigating an oil spill on the River Shannon south of Athlone in which a number of fish and birds have died. Efforts were made to contain the spill on the Al River,…
Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly greets Waterways Ireland acting CEO John McDonagh at the latter’s office at Dublin’s Grand Canal Quay
The chief executives of Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland met last week to discuss their new Strategic Partnership Programme to develop tourism along the latter’s network of inland waterways. The agreement is focused on delivering “a programme of works to…
Camden Lock at the Liffey’s entrance to Grand Canal Dock
Waterways Ireland says it is currently preparing drawings and methodologies for a planning submission to Dublin City Council on works to replace the sea lock at Grand Canal Dock. In 2018, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways commenced a…
Lock 1 on the Grand Canal at Suir Road
RTÉ News reports that a lengthy section of the Grand Canal in Dublin has been drained after the partial collapse of a trunk sewer in the city. The breach of the sewer system at Suir Road in Inchicore has had…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Secured Prosecution Of Landowner Who Removed Gravel From Munster Blackwater
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) secured a conviction against Mr Bryan O’Neill, a riparian landowner on the Munster Blackwater, for removing spawning gravel during last summer’s drought. On Tuesday 16 July, Judge John King convicted Mr O’Neill at a special sitting…
A view from Lough Ree Yacht Club
In 2020 Lough Ree Yacht Club will celebrate its 250th anniversary or it’s Sestercentennial celebration, apparently a recently devised Latin expression for same. Lough Ree Yacht Club is located at Ballyglass, Coosan, Athlone. Organised boating events on Lough Ree have…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Confirms Fish Kill On Royal Canal
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it has confirmed a significant fish kill on the Royal Canal in Kilcock, Co Kildare earlier this week. A report was received on Monday 1 July from Waterways Ireland of the fish kill, which has…
Shannon Harbour in Co Offaly has eight of Ireland’s total of 28 houseboat berths
Despite the growing demand for houseboat living in Ireland, there are only 28 residential moorings across the whole of the country, as RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland reports today (Wednesday 3 July). Grand Canal Dock alone has a waiting list…
Cutting the ribbon on Phase 3 of the Shannon Blueway
The third phase of the Shannon Blueway has been opened by Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, in the company of Waterways Ireland’s acting chief executive John McDonagh and Leitrim County Council Cathaoirleach Enda McGloin. The project has…
Boating on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notices related to a number of events taking place on Ireland’s inland waterways this weekend. On the Royal Canal, a Junior Canoe Polo Competition will take place at Kilcock Harbour from 10am to 6pm tomorrow,…
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of electric cars at Government Buildings
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it welcomes the Government’s Climate Action Plan to tackle the growing global climate crisis. The plan launched yesterday (Monday 17 June), which contains 180 actions to ensure Ireland will meet its 2030 targets for carbon…
Inland Fisheries Ireland were successful in their prosecutions of Irish Water over two pollution incidents in Cavan rivers last summer
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has prosecuted Irish Water for two separate pollution incidents which occurred in Cavan last summer. On Thursday 6 June, Judge McLoughlin twice convicted Irish Water at Cavan District Court under the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 for…
The waters of Lough Leane turned a soupy pea-green colour last July due to the algae
Kerry County Council is once again warning pet owners to be vigilant around Lough Leane in Killarney after the detection of blue-green algae, as RTÉ News reports. Samples taken in recent days show the presence of the algae, which has the…
Hundreds of School Children Take Part In 2019 Biodiversity Week Programmes On Ireland’s Waterways
More than 600 primary level students across Ireland and Northern Ireland participated in Biodiversity Week workshops through Waterways Ireland’s education programme. Biodiversity Week is one of seven different education programmes organised free of charge by Waterways Ireland both in the…

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