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200-year-old records concerning Dublin Port rescued from the Four Courts fire of 1922 are to be restored by the conservation team at the National Archives of Ireland with funding support from Dublin Port Company. Viewing the records for the first time in 100 years were National Archives Director Orlaith McBride, Beyond 2022 Project Conservator Jessica Baldwin and Dublin Port Company Chief Executive Eamonn O’Reilly.
Dublin Port Company is supporting the State’s effort to recover from the Four Courts fire of 1922 by funding the conservation of 200-year-old records concerning Dublin Port. On 30 June 1922, the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue today announced approval for a scheme which will provide €45 million in funding for capital investment projects in seafood processing enterprises. The scheme is based on a recommendation of the Seafood Taskforce which was established by…
The second boat home in the DBSC Water Wag Wednesday night race was No. 38 Swift sailed by Guy Kilroy with Martin Byrne's No 49 Hilda in third position.
John O’Driscoll at the helm of No. 15 Moosmie was the winner of Wednesday's single DBSC Water Wag dinghy race in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly ran racing over three rounds in a westerly breeze with gusts of…
Fishing trawler in Irish waters
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue today (Wednesday 11 May) announced a 2022 Brexit Voluntary Temporary Fishing Vessel Tie-Up Scheme for the polyvalent and beam-trawl fleets. The scheme is an extension of the 2021 Tie-Up Scheme, with some modifications, and aims to…
James Curran’s Impala 28 'Beeste' on port tack with Magdaleyne, Michael Petticrew's Nich 43 on the opposite tack
The Quoile Yacht Club Spring Series on Northern Ireland waters kicked off the sailing programme on Strangford Lough at the end of April, racing in two fleets, IRC and NHC The club is tucked away in the sheltered southwestern corner…
A file photo of DBSC Laser racing
With winds between 8 and 20+ knots and plenty of squalls predicted, racing took place for the DBSC Lasers inside Dun Laoghaire harbour on Tuesday, May 10th. Staying in your boat with the mast pointing at the sky was the…
The First 44.7 Black Magic (Barry O'Donovan) will add extra spice to special Class Zero in the cross channel ISORA race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire this Saturday
Saturday's ISORA race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire now has over 21 entries for the first cross-channel race since the COVID epidemic. A buoyant fleet of eight Class Zeros, seven Class One and six Class Two yachts are now entered…
(from left to right) Terry van Rhyn and Doug Hey - Co-Founders of Far Shore Merchants, Phil Hardisty - Commodore Isle of Man Yacht Club, and Mike Stanton - Vice-Commodore Isle of Man Yacht Club
Far Shore Merchants has announced its sponsorship of the Peggy Round Mann Yacht Race which takes place on 3rd-4th June 2022 over the extended Jubilee weekend holidays. The 65 nautical mile circumnavigation of the Isle of Man, organised by the…
Our Isles and Oceans Ambassadors leaving Tobermory
The Our Isles and Oceans’ group of inexperienced sailors witnessed upwards of 30-knot winds in the Sound of Mull in Scotland today. The Our Isles and Oceans 68-foot Clipper Round the World racing yacht set sail from Tobermory Harbour this…
Pictured prior to making a maiden voyage is Arklow Coast, a brand new C-class coaster which made an inaugural commercial voyage from north-west Europe to the Iberian peninsula. At the stern is the short-sea trader's port of registry, Arklow which is the homeport of the shipowners.
Arklow Coast of 2,999 gross tonnage, is a brand new C-class coaster which began a commercial maiden voyage from the Netherlands that was completed in Spain at the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild is the 8th so far in…
Irish Lights is recruiting for a Senior Operations Officer (SOO) to fill a challenging and rewarding role on board their multi-purpose DP 1 vessel, Granuaile. THE SHIPILV Granuaile is a multifunctional vessel that primarily operates in the waters around the…
ICG said revenue up to the end of April this year came in at €161.2 million - an increase of 80.5% on last year, but it was also up over 57% on 2019 levels.
Irish Ferries parent company the Irish Continental Group has reported an increase in revenue for the first four months of the year. In a trading statement, the group provides comparisons to the same period last year as well as to…
A strong entry of 19 boats spread over three classes includes the current form boat Rockabill VI for the first ISORA Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead race this Saturday (14th May). Eight of the 11 boats are UK entries setting up the first Musto…
Noel Butler in his RS Aero dinghy
RS Aero sailor Noel Butler was last night's winner of both DBSC PY races and sits on three net points to lead the overall Dublin Bay series after four races sailed by six points.  The DBSC Race officer for the inside…
Decks swept clean - Ilen in Baltimore after a
"Ilen came back from London so quickly we got ahead of ourselves" said Ilen Marine School Director Gary MacMahon in Baltimore today, where the Limerick trading ketch had prudently put into port yesterday (Monday)evening in acknowledgement of near-gale westerlies forecast…
Bangor RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Bangor RNLI’s volunteers came to the rescue of six women on a yacht after its engine failed during a passage to Glenarm in Co Antrim. The inshore lifeboat Jessie Hillyard was launched on Monday morning (9 May) from Belfast Lough…
Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat at Brown’s Bay
Larne RNLI in Northern Ireland launched to the aid of a group of paddle boarders who were caught in an offshore breeze at the weekend. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat by Belfast Coastguard at 2.09pm…
Lock 3 on the Grand Canal at Inchicore
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels on the Grand Canal that Lock 3 on the main line is temporarily closed for essential maintenance and repairs until next Friday 20 May. Passage through the lock will not be…
From left: Sean Moylan, Kelly Oysters, JP McMahon, Young Chef Mentor, Chef and Co-proprietor of Aniar, Cava, Sarah Browne, Young Chef Ambassador 2021, Letitia Wade, Programme Officer, Fáilte Ireland and Mairtín Walsh, Processing Development Executive, BIM at the announcement of the 2022 Taste the Atlantic, Young Chef Ambassador Programme
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, in collaboration with Chef Network Ireland and Fáilte Ireland on Monday 9th May 2022 announced the Taste the Atlantic, Young Chef Ambassador Programme for 2022. The aim of the programme is to…
Series two, programme two of The Great Lighthouses of Ireland will feature The Bull Rock on Sunday, May 15th on RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…

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