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Philip Boucher Hayes presents Hot Air: Ireland’s Climate Crisis tonight on RTÉ One
Following last night’s stark warning for Irish coastal cities and towns, RTÉ’s On Climate season of TV programmes continues tonight (Tuesday 12 November) with a look at how climate change, pollution and overfishing have directly affected biodiversity around Ireland’s coasts.…
The Marine Spatial Plan will try to balance the different demands for using the sea including the need to protect the marine environment
"Strategic marine activity zones" may be designated in coastal and offshore waters as part of the Government's new approach to marine planning. Offshore wind projects will receive "preference" in marine areas zoned for this, a new draft framework published this…
A thumbs up from Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on Dublin Bay this summer. The duo, along with a rival Howth pairing, will seek Tokyo Qualification in December in Auckland
A top-eight position needed to secure Ireland’s single place at next year's Tokyo Olympics will be the aim at the 2019 49er World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand next month. It's going to be a big ask for the two Irish teams…
Revenue ‘Yet To Reveal Changes For Oil Suppliers’ Ahead Of Upcoming Green Diesel Ban
With only seven weeks until the ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft comes into force, the Revenue Commissioners have yet to formally declare to oil suppliers what changes are required under the new legislation, according…
The iconic cranes of Belfast shipyard, Harland & Wolff (saved from closure last month) is located in the east of the harbour estate
An energy firm, BBC reports, that agreed to buy the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast has raised the money it needs to complete the deal. InfraStrata raised £6m through a share issue on Monday. The east Belfast shipyard, best…
505 Reunion organiser Michael O'Rahilly (left) with NYC Commodore Martin McCarthy and Frances O'Rahilly
There was an august gathering of Irish 505 sailors at the National Yacht Club on Thursday 7th November to commemorate the second European Championships of the class, which was held in Dun Laoghaire in August 1969. Former 505 sailors came…
Gerald Fleming presents Will Ireland Survive 2050? on RTÉ One tonight
“The sea will come and take” Dublin and Cork by 2050 if nothing is done to deal with the consequences of climate change, Gerald Fleming will say in an RTÉ TV documentary tonight as The Irish Times reports. The former…
The DfT Rescue Shield is presented to Shetland-based coastguard teams for the sixth time
HM Coastguard rescue teams from Lerwick, Hillswick and Sumburgh, the search and rescue helicopter crew from Sumburgh and staff from the Coastguard Operations Centre in Shetland have been awarded the prestigious UK Department for Transport Rescue Shield by Brian Johnson,…
The Draft National Marine Planning Framework for public consultation will be published on Tuesday 12 November
The eighth and latest stakeholder advisory meeting on the National Marine Planning Framework takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 12 November, from 10am at the Commissioners of Irish Lights in Dun Laoghaire. Tomorrow’s meeting will also see Damien English, Minister of State…
Laser Radials reach a weather mark at the DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
XCWeather was promising 8/9 knots of breeze for the critical part of Sunday afternoon and at 09:00 the breeze looked good as the keelboats went out for their DBSC Turkey Shoot! Three hours later as I came back down to…
Cape Clear Distillers (from left) Seán Ó Drisceoil, Noreen Court, Chris Mason, Mairtín Ó Méaloid, Ruth Court & Samantha Parsons
Cape Clear Island Distillery, Ireland’s newest and only offshore Island distillery confirmed its first distillations last week with the first bottles of gin produced on Thursday 7th November last. Its been a turbulent few months for the new operation which…
The IIMM and the Irish Chamber of Shipping's 2019 Marine Ball is set on course for the social event held in Malahide, Co. Dublin
The Irish Institute of Master Mariners and the Irish Chamber of Shipping's annual Marine Ball is to be held this week on Saturday, 16th November in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin. This year's Marine Ball Black Tie evening will…
British Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE
Over the weekend of 29 February- 01 March, double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE will be joining forces with British Sailing Team’s Sam Whaley at Alexandra Palace to host a fantastic range of expert speakers on the Great Hall…
ISORA winners gathered at the National Yacht Club
Irish offshore sailing's biggest social event of the year has traditionally been ISORA's annual dinner at the National Yacht Club and last Saturday night was no different with 160 guests gathering at the East Pier clubhouse in Dun Laoghaire to…
Tony Hiney (left) is presented with a canvas photograph of Clifden’s new Shannon lifeboat
Members of the Connemara/Clifden RNLI Lifeboats Fundraising Branch gathered at the Station House Hotel in Clifden recently to acknowledge the contributions and retirements of some longstanding members. Area fundraising manager Tony Hiney, who is himself set to retire this year,…
British Marine Scotland Members Show ‘Optimism & Confidence’ In Their Regional Marine Sector
A recent survey of British Marine members in Scotland “reveals an optimistic, confident sector”, the industry body says. More than half of respondents to the British Marine Scotland survey earlier this year reported increased business, while two thirds declared development…
After 14 days, 6 hours, 10 minutes and 23 seconds of sailing, 11th Hour Racing, led by co-skippers Charlie Enright and Pascal Bidégorry, finished in 5th place Sunday to finish the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre into Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
After 14 days at sea and with the IMOCA podium decided, PRB and Charal are fighting for 2nd and 3rd place in the Imoca category of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019. It's a race with continuing Irish interest as two…
Royal Cork's Topper dinghies racing in the Cork Harbour club's November Frostbite Series
Following a very successful year in 2019 where almost all events saw increased numbers and an overall increase of almost 10% from 2018, Topper Ireland will be returning to some of our regular locations for racing in 2020, but have…
The start of today's RCYC race as viewed from Camden in Cork Harbour
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix' was in a dead heat with Richard Leonard's Bolero Bandit in the second race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series writes Bob Bateman. O'Leary still leads overall in the IRC Spinnaker…
ISORA racers will have a new race on the 2020 schedule from Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour next July
The 2020 ISORA Race calendar will include a Dún Laoghaire to Cobh race in July as part of the official Cork300 celebrations. The full 2020 ISORA calendar of 13 races is downloadable below. The 2020 season will start on April 18th…

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