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Fintan and Jake McCarthy
#Rowing: Ireland crews contended in four A Finals on Sunday in the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy. There were two close-up fourth places: the lightweight men’s double of Jake McCarthy and Fintan McCarthy lost bronze to Portugal in the closing…
Front Row: Suzanne Campion (Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries  Ireland, Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Patricia Ryan, Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, An Taoiseach Leo Varadker) Second Row: Oisin Cahill, Ken O’Neill (both Inland Fisheries Ireland), Denis Maher (Principal, Head of Inland Fisheries Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment), Dr Ciaran Byrne (CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland) and Fintan Gorman (Chairperson of Inland Fisheries Ireland) Back Row: Patricia Ryan, Barry O’Connor, Liam Gavin (all Inland Fisheries Ireland)
An Taoiseach Leo Varadker launched Inland Fisheries Ireland’s electric fleet of cars along with Richard Bruton TD, Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. The organisation is introducing…
Conor Doyles’s fifty foot X yacht Freya in action in race two of the KYC league
East and South East winds gusting to over 40-knots led to the cancellation of this morning's third round of Kinsale Yacht Club's Mathews Centre Spring cruiser League where Denis Murphy's Nieulargo (pictured above) leads class one in IRC and ECHO divisions in a…
Pictured in a visit to Dublin hosted by The Commissioners of Irish Lights is HRH The Princess Royal with Ms Yvonne Shields O’Connor, Chief Executive, Commissioners of Irish Lights and Captain Robert McCabe, Director of Coastal Operations,Commissioners of Irish Lights at The Baily Lighthouse on Dublin Bay
HRH The Princess Royal visited Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Howth in a weekend visit to Dublin Bay. She was visiting in her role as Master of Trinity House as part of the ongoing 150-year relationship between Irish Lights and the Lighthouse…
Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall on Smurfit Kappa
After minor frustrations marred the first two legs of the Sardinha Cup, Ireland's Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall on Smurfit Kappa finished the first offshore series for the new Figaro Beneteau 3 class on a high note, securing an excellent…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and two Ireland men’s crews took medals on the first day of the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy today. Puspure is world champion in the single sculls and she continued her run with a good win.  The…
The Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta is launched at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
You can now register for the inaugural Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta, taking place on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire writes Gail McAllister Around the country, women have been…
Difficult conditions at Lough Rinn today
#Rowing: Powerful winds and very choppy water forced the cancellation of the Irish Schools and University Championships at Lough Rinn today. The early part of the programme went ahead, but after two hours of action, the conditions had deteriorated with…
File photo of the French Navy's High-Sea Patrol / Patrouilleur de haute-mer (PHM) Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Hénaff (F 789) a corvette which called to Dublin Port in recent years at Sir John Rogersons Quay. A sister, PHM Premier maître l'Her (F 792) is currently on a visit to the port but berthed downriver in the main port located beyond the Tom Clarke (East-Link) bridge.
#navalvisitors - Navies from three EU member states have become the first foreign naval visitors of the year to call to Dublin Port having taken up berths since mid-week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Over the previous two days, French, British and…
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First Episode Of New Video Series Explains How X-Yachts Got Its Name
In the first of a new video series from X-Yachts, CEO and founder Niels Jeppesen explains how the Danish sailing yacht builder arrived at its unique name. It might surprise some in the yachting community to know that from its…
Methodist College, Belfast edge out Colaiste Iognaid in the Junior 16 Eights final at Lough Rinn.
#Rowing: Methodist College, Belfast, beat Colaiste Iognaid in a thrilling first final at the Irish Schols’ Regatta at Lough Rinn this morning. The junior 16 boys eight became a battle between the two crews in the final 200 metres, with…
Baltimore RNLI on Thursday night’s medevac callout to Sherkin Island
#Lifeboats - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac on Thursday night (11 April) from Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 9.29pm to…
The Swiss entry Team Work (Justine Mettraux and Gwenola Gahinet) showing the new Figaro 3’s foiling potential during the current Sardinha Cup series. A non-foiling version of the boat is being proposed as an economical possibility for the new Olympic Offshore Class. Meanwhile, the new fleet have to address some rig challenges and other teething problems before the Golden Jubilee Figaro brings the class to Kinsale in early June
The miraculous years of 2016 and 2017 provided a magic time in Irish sailing writes W M Nixon. Annalise won her Olympic Silver Medal. Shane McCarthy won the GP14 Worlds. And the most glamorous Round Ireland Race ever staged saw…
(from left to right): Colin Armstrong (Dept. Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs), Dr Pieter-Jan Schӧn (Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute), Gina McIntyre (CEO, Special EU Programmes Body), Dr David Bailey (Principal Investigator, University of Glasgow), Ross McGill (Principal Project Officer, Loughs Agency), Dr Peter Heffernan (CEO, Marine Institute), Joe Mahon, Sharon McMahon (Designated Officer, Loughs Agency), Dr Robert Rosell (Principal Investigator, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute)  © Mark Hamill Photography
A unique marine research project, the first of its kind in Europe, studying the seas around Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern Ireland was launched this week in Derry–Londonderry. The SeaMonitor project is led by the Loughs Agency and supported by…
Colin Morehead, RCYC Vice Admiral and Chair of Cork 300, RCYC Admiral, Pat Farnan, An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, Annamarie Fegan, Chair of Events & Communications, Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore and Gavin Deane, RCYC General Manager)
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has hosted its inaugural Sponsors & Members Corporate Lunch. An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, and Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore, both Club Members and avid sailors, were the Club’s special guests and they also took part…
A computer rendering of the proposed Páirc na Mara in Connemara
Galway Bay FM reports that An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a development at a Connemara site overseen by Udarás na Gaeltachta. Plans for the Páirc na Mara facility were previously approved by Galway County Council, but continued…
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The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show next month
A James Bond-style amphibious craft that uses four-wheel drive to enter and leave the sea will be making its European debut in North Wales. The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure…
The Francop (882TEU) to operate W.E.C. Lines new UK-Iberian service connecting two major Portuguese ports and a new link with Spain.
#ports&shipping - According to the Port of Liverpool, Dutch company West European Container Lines (W.E.C.) is beginning a new service connecting the UK port with two major Portuguese ports and a new link with Spain. The new weekly service will…
Fran Keane
#Rowing: Fran Keane has been chosen as Operations Manager and Pathway Coordinator for Rowing Ireland. Keane comes from a strong Athlone rowing family. His father and uncles rowed for Athlone Boat club and after following the family tradition he went…
Shipbuilding returns on Merseyside: Cammell Laird of Birkenhead, built the ro-ro freight-ferry Red Kestral which this month carried out sea trials. AFLOAT adds the 265 freight deck lane metre capacity vessel is seen while off Liverpool's more modern cityscape where previously shipping related activity dominated these quays.
#ferries - In the UK at the Merseyside shipbuilder Cammell Laird which has completed building its 1393rd vessel, the previously reported £10m freight-ferry Red Kestrel for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel. The Red Kestrel, a new ro-ro freight-only…

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