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Cruise Line Business Worth €60m
Cruise Ireland, the marketing group promoting Ireland as a cruise destination; has announced that the overall economic contribution of the cruise business is estimated to be worth €60 million to the island of Ireland. On average there are over 200…
Arklow Harbour Fees Had No Legal Standing Says Report
Arklow Harbour was collecting fees without ministerial approval for two decades, a new report has emerged. According to The Irish Times, the due dilligence report shows Arklow Harbour Commissioners did not apply to the Minister for Transport for harbour rate…
Record Dolphin Strandings 'Inexplicable'
There is growing concern over the rising number of dolphin deaths along Ireland's south coast, the Irish Examiner reports. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) announced that a record 19 common dolphins washed up dead in Cork, Waterford and…
Irish Continental Group Record 61% Rise in Profit
The Irish Continental Group (ICG) which is the parent company of Irish Ferries, has warned of 'uncertainty' in 2011 due to higher fuel costs and the effects of the austerity measures in both the Irish and UK economies. ICG secured…
Enniskillen Marks St.Patrick's Day with Parade of Boats on Lough Erne
An inland waterways Parade of Boats will take place at Castle Island between 12.00pm and 4.00pm and proceed to the Round "O" and from there return to the Broadmedows. Masters are requested by Waterways Ireland to give the parade a…
Irish Sea Events Offer Entry Discounts
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series are jointly promoting reduced entry fees in a tue up between the two big Irish Sea regattas.  50% discounts off entry fees is available for boats entering both events. "The…
Do Some Funny Sailing for Comic Relief
It has become tradition over the past years for SailLaser in the UK to host a fundraising event in aid of Comic Relief and 2011 is no exception. On Saturday 19th March, fund raising events will take place in both…
'The Sea: One of Ireland's Greatest Natural Resources' - Coveney
In his first week in office Marine Minister Simon Coveney has moved to highlight the significance of the marine sector to Ireland. The statement came in his first official engagement at the new Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food. Minister…
German Navy Cancel St. Patrick's Weekend Visit due to Libyan Crisis
A courtesy call to Dublin of a German Navy task force group over the St. Patrick's weekend has been cancelled due to humanitarian relief operations off Libya, writes Jehan Ashmore. The task force comprising of two frigates FGS Brandenburg (F…
A Tall Ship for Ireland? - Poll
Should Ireland be represented at the Tall Ships Races at Waterford 2011 and Dublin 2012? We want your vote on our Facebook Poll HERE. Looking for further reading on Tall Ships in Ireland? Click the links below: Click this link…
O'Leary and Burrows Pipped by Single Point for Bacardi Honours
In spite of leading the regatta going in to the final race Cork/Dublin sailors Peter O'Leary and David Burrows were pipped by a single point for overall honours in the Bacardi Cup in Miami yesterday. France's Guillaume Florent and Pascal…
Queen's and Portora Impress at Erne Head
Two men’s senior eights from Queen's University slotted into the first two slots at the Erne Rowing Head of the River at Enniskillen. The junior 18 quadruple of the host club, Portora, had a fine result, finishing joint eighth overall.…
Spending the Day with the Howth Coast Guard
The Government news service MerrionStreet.ie recently paid a visit to the Howth Coast Guard unit to see some of its 24 volunteers train on the water and cliffs. Cliff rescue forms a major part of the work done by the…
Beneteau Owners Club Hosts Summer Cruise to France
The Beneteau Owners Club is running a cruise to France on the first weekend of July. The family-friendly event will embark from Port Hamble on 1 July heading for Cherbourg for a weekend of entertainment. Event partners Sailing Today, Beneteau,…
Details of 8th Annual Rib Run Unveiled
Details of the eighth annual Rib Run from Cork to Wales were announced on Thursday. The event will see 15 rigid inflatable boats (ribs) set off from Kinsale on 5 May following a 400-nautical-mile route to Aberystwyth. The Irish Examiner…
Anglers, Developer Row Over Liffey Jetty
A private jetty on the Liffey has caused unrest among local anglers, the Circuit Civil Court heard on Thursday. According to The Irish Times, the Dublin and District Salmon Anglers' Association is seeking a court order against entrepreneur David Wright…
Tall Order for Ireland
Sailing in Ireland could yet have a tall ship to replace the Asgard II and the Lord Rank. A meeting in Dublin in late March represents a major step forward in the process to put an Irish tall ship back…
O'Leary and Burrows Stay Fourth at Bacardi
Another consistent top ten placing in race four of the Bacardi Cup preserves fourth overall for the sole Irish Star keelboat pair competing in Miami today. Although today's eighth place result is being discarded it is another excellent result for…
McConaghy Appoints Ancasta as Ireland Dealer
McConaghy Boats has appointed Ancasta International Boats Sales as the dealer for UK and Ireland. McConaghy's are arguably the world leading race boat manufacturer. They are seen as the standard setters for exquisite composite construction. Their list of achievements within…
Coast Guard National Courage Awardees Attend Brimingham's St. Patricks Parade
Achill Coast Guard Unit, (recipients of a National Courage Award in November 2010) will this weekend be honoured as part of the festivities for the third largest St. Patricks Parade in the world (in Birmingham, UK). The Unit were invited…

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