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Green Party Speaks Out for Small Boat Owners in Dun Laoghaire
Ciaran Cuffe TD of the Green Party has spoken out in support of small boat owners in a submission to the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan. Cuffe, a candidate in the General Election, says the prioritisation of space within the harbour…
Van Gelderen Becomes Fastest Sailor on Irish Waters
The Irish GPS Speedsailing record fell again last Friday in Dungarvan when Oisin Van Gelderen broke all previous speeds, becoming the fastest sailor ever to sail on Irish waters. The speed is ratified by the WGPSSRC (World GPS Speedsailing Records…
Two Teams Set for Nations Cup
Two teams have been selected to represent Ireland in the ISAF Nations Cup Europe II Regional Final next July 19-23 in Gdynia, Poland. As a result of the selection process arranged by the ISA the teams are Sam Hunt from…
New Rail-Head Extension for Dublin Port
The Dublin Port Company has approved for the railway extension of the existing track tramway on Alexandra Road in order to serve one of the port's Lo-Lo container terminals, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new extension is to directly connect rail-freight…
Calling all Laser Masters Sailors
Frostbite Interclub Masters Challenge / Howth Round the Island Race - March 12th All Laser sailors are invited to join the Howth Winter Laser fleet for our End of Season race and party. The event is intended to be a…
Kerry Fishermen Want Seal Cull
Kerry fishermen are calling for a cull of the local grey seal population over claims that they eat up to 10kg of fish a day, The Irish Times reports. Fishermen along the Kerry coast are arguing the the seals are…
Fáilte Ireland in Whale Advert Gaffe
Fáilte Ireland has come under fire for an advert that shows a whale that cannot be found in Irish waters. According to the Irish Examiner, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has questioned by images of humpback or fin…
Dun Laoghaire Plans to Welcome 'Next Generation' Liners
A new masterplan to make Dun Laoghaire a port of call for the cruise liners of the future is on the cards, according to The Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0205/1224289077155.html Gerry Dunne, chief executive of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, said Ireland's…
Seatruck to Re-Open Dublin-Heysham Route
Seatruck Ferries is to re-open the Dublin-Heysham route following the closure by DFDS Seaways of the freight-only service last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The first sailing of the revived route is scheduled to depart Heysham next Monday at 02.00hrs and…
Irishmen Break Ocean Speed Record (and Podcast!)
The Sara G, with Irishmen Rob Byrne and Adam Burke making up a third of the crew, set a new world record today by becoming the fastest boat in the history of ocean rowing. They rowed the long route across…
Ireland Sees Largest Aggregation of Killer Whales
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has announced the largest aggregation of killer whales to date in Irish waters. As many as a dozen killer whales, or orca, were spotted close to an Irish Naval Service vessel on patrol…
Coast Guard Gets Air Ambulance Status
Helicopter crews with the Irish Coast Guard have been awarded full air ambulance status more than a year ahead of schedule, The Irish Times reports. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0207/1224289182601.html Under the upgrade, there will be at least one trained paramedic on board any…
Significant EU Fishing Reforms On The Way
Fishing boats will have to land their entire catch - whether or not the fish are in a saleable condition - according to new European Union proposals. The Guardian reports that EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki has pledged to bring…
Stena Purchase Former Irish Sea Ferry
The Dublin Seaways, one of the two ro-pax sisters that served DFDS Seaways Dublin-Birkenhead route, which closed down last month, has been sold to Stena Line, writes Jehan Ashmore. DFDS Seaways sold the 21,856grt vessel to Stena North Sea Line…
Trade Levels Continue to Grow for Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2010 which showed an increase in the port's volumes of 6.1% in 2010. Total throughput for the year was 28.1m tonnes which is less than 10% down from the port's best ever…
Olympic Team in Action - Ingrid Abery Photos HERE!
Ireland's top performers from last week's Miami Olympic Classes Regatta are captured by photographer Ingrid Abery. Peter O'Leary and David Burrows in the Star keelboat are photographed in upwind pose along with fourth overall Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial.…
20 Metre Weir Boom Installed at Knockvicar
Waterways Ireland, as part of a planned inland waterways programme of improvement works, has installed a floating Weir Boom across the weir at Clarendon Lock, Knockvicar on the Shannon Navigation. Installing the 20m boom was initiated with assembly of the…
Cork Clipper Brings €5.6m in Economic Return to the Local Economy
Today (Monday 07 February 2011) the sponsors of the Cork Clipper Project, Fáilte Ireland, Cork City Council & Cork County Council launched the report on the Economic and Media evaluation of Cork's participation in the Race and the hosting of…
Rib Run from Kinsale to Wales Scheduled for May 5th
The eighth annual Kinsale Rib Run in aid of the RNLI takes place between 5th and 8th May 2011 to Aberystwyth in Wales. The first general crew meeting will take place in the Trident Hotel on Wednesday 23rd March at…
NATO Issue Guidelines to Prevent Piracy
A new set of guidelines to prevent the threat of pirates attacking shipping transiting the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean, has been launched recently on the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) website. The products tanker Ardmore Seafarer…

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