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Bye-Laws for Wild Salmon Fisheries Approved
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan T.D., has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon fishery in 2011. These will come into effect from Friday, 1 January 2011. On receipt of management and…
Coastguard Rescue Teams Assist NHS in Snow Affected Areas
Welsh Coastguard Rescue Teams along the Irish Sea coast are assisting the NHS in North Wales today as heavy snow affects the area. Cemaes Coastguard Rescue Team transported critical staff from Llanddeusant to Cefni Hospital, Llanerchymedd and Llangefni to Ysbyty…
Salt Shipments Bound for Cork
As artic conditions persist throughout the country, another shipment of rock-salt is due to arrive at the port of Cork tonight, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cargo-ship, CFL Prospect with 6,300 tonnes of salt onboard, set sail from the Mediterranean over a…
Diving Asgard II

Diving Asgard II

22nd December 2010 Diving
In September 2008 an iconic part of maritime Ireland silently and tacitly slipped beneath the surface of the Bay of Biscay near the idyllic island of Belle Isle writes Timmy Carey. Asgard II was on a journey from Falmouth to…
'No Such Thing as Safe Ice' - Irish Water Safety Issues Warning
The Chairman of Irish Water Safety, Frank Nolan is warning the public about the danger of drowning as the current spell of bitter cold weather has resulted in frozen ice over canals, rivers and lakes. Children are especially at risk…
Minister Welcomes Improvement in Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms
Minister of State (with responsibility for fisheries) Sean Connick TD today published the report of the National Implementation Group established in December 2008 to oversee the implementation of the Strategy for Improved Pest Control on Irish Salmon Farms, published in…
Vets Get to Grips With Whale, Dolphin Post-Mortems
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's (IWDG) recent workshop on the post-mortem examination of stranded dolphins and whales is hoped to encourage the building of much needed experience for Ireland's vets. http://www.iwdg.ie/article.asp?id=2430 More than 20 veterinarians from across the country…
Irish Powerboat Racers Take to World Stage
Irish powerboat racers have taken to the world stage in the southern hemisphere for the first time. (SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS) Keith Plummer, Lee Casey and Colin Gaffney from Dublin, all members of the Buccaneer Powerboat Club and Sean Dillon…
Castletownbere Lifeboat Transfers Injured Man from Bere Island to Bantry in Blizzard
Lifeboat crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched this afternoon (Tuesday 21 December 2010) at 3.30pm to transfer a man from Bere Island to Bantry in West Cork after he was injured in a fall.  The lifeboat crew had to step in…
Ho Ho Hold-up

Ho Ho Hold-up

21st December 2010 Coastal Notes
Yacht clubs in snowy weather are even odder than snow resorts in summer. But in America's sailing Mecca of Newport, Rhode Island, there was a further inversion at the East Providence Yacht Club on Sunday night after the annual pre-Christmas…
Ian Bath is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month for December
The re-opening of the Royal Canal in October was the culmination of a remarkable joint effort by voluntary community groups and Waterways Ireland, together with government agencies. Many people were involved, at national and regional level, along this intriguing link…
New Powerboat Branch Launched by IWAI
To raise the profile of Irish powerboating at a time when power-boaters are the most likely target for regulation the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has formed a new power-boating branch.  It will be the twenty first branch of the…
Portrush Lifeboat Goes on Snow Patrol
A snow laden Portrush All weather Lifeboat 'The William Gordon Burr' makes a fine photographic subject during an exercise off the North Coast. Related Safety posts RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland Safety News Rescue News from RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland Coast…
Who will be Irish Sailor of the Year 2010?
At home and abroad, Irish sailors once again delivered an impressive range of results in 2010. Click on the month to the left to review our top sailors by month. And vote for them in our online poll (left) As…
Trevor Lusty is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month for February
The new Irish Independent/ Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month is a blue-water voyager who sailed to South America, crewed for much of the way by a dog.But not any old dog. Oscar is a magnificent golden retriever who somehow coped…
John Kenny is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month for January
John Kenny of Ringsend in Dublin, is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month for January after the 37-year-old pushed the bounds of water-borne, wind-powered speed in Ireland during winter's big breezes.Previously our Sailor of the Month in October 2008,…
Stena Route To Close This Week
Only several days remain before Stena Line close the Larne-Fleetwood route. The 8-hour route was operated by a trio of sister-ships, until the Stena Leader was withdrawn last week in advance of the service which is due to end on 23 December.…
Dolan Beats McMahon in Howth Yacht Club Laser Race
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. LASER FROSTBITE WINTER (O'ALL) 19/12/2010 LASER STANDARD: 1, Evan Dolan NYC (28.00); 2, Paul McMahon HYC (31.00); 3, Conor Greagsbey NYC (36.00); LASER STANDARD APPRENTICE: 1, Conor Murphy HYC (12.00); 2, Brendan Costello MYC (21.00); 3, Conor…
South-East's Coast, Rivers Hold Tourism Potential
Tourist anglers spent €89.9 million in Ireland in 2008, a marine leisure conference in Co Waterford heard recently. The importance of angling to the Irish economy was highlighted at the Rising Tide seminar in New Ross, an event focused on…
Surfers Stand Strong on Doolin Point
Irish surfers have won their first battle against the development of Doolin Point in Co Clare, site of one of the country's top wave spots. A planned council vote on proposals for the €6 million Doolin Pier development was halted…
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