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A EUCON containership, Elbetrader makes an arrival at dusk in the outer approaches of Dublin Bay when bound for the capital, having sailed on a routine passage from the major Dutch port of Rotterdam. The photo was taken from Irish Ferries Holyhead bound Ulysses, which likewise of the containership represent divisions within ICG.
#Jobs&Careers - Eucon, part of the Container & Terminal division of Irish Continental Group (ICG) have become the first company registered for a new Logistics Associate Apprenticeship programme. The apprenticeship programme is to be delivered in association with Dublin Institute…
Alistair Rumball explains his dedication to the business in conversation with Fergal Keane
#INSS - On the latest episode of RTÉ Radio 1’s Seascapes, Fergal Keane chats with Alistair Rumball, who is celebrating 40 years of his Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Some 3,000 youngsters are expected to…
Dragons racing at Cork Week
This was the subject of some discussion aboard our Dragon at the recent Volvo Cork Week. We had a UK Dragon sailor with us who also happens to be the organiser of the British Dragon Association East Coast Championships later…
This whale tale sighting was no fluke for the Nationwide team that went to sea with Cork Whale Watch this past May
#OnTV - Be sure to tune in to RTÉ One’s Nationwide tomorrow evening (Monday 30 July) for a special feature on whale watching and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s (IWDG) conservation and research work. RTÉ filmed with IWDG sightings…
The red Fletcher speedboat after the incident in December 2015 that claimed the life of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown
#Speedboat - A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for the manslaughter of a woman who died after his speedboat crashed in London three years agp. According to The Guardian, Jack Shepherd (31) was absent from sentencing…
A full repaint using Jotun Yachting products has helped breathe new life into the classic yacht Lively Lady
Fifty years after her first single-handed global circumnavigation, the 36ft cutter Lively Lady is once again back in the water in an as new condition having recently undergone a long and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company by volunteers from…
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Opens Internship Programme
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in County Dublin is keen to help develop careers and opportunities within the marine industry. There is a resurgence of interest in getting out and enjoying the water in Ireland…
Jonny Swan's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth YC was the overall winner of Cork Week's in-harbour race using North Sails
North Sails Ireland was to the fore at Volvo Cork Week with NS Ireland–powered boats claiming victories and podium positions across most of the IRC and one-design classes. Nigel Young, Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Shane Hughes from the North Sails Ireland…
Malin Head in Co Donegal
#MalinHead - The local man who died after a boat capsize off Malin Head in Donegal on Tuesday afternoon (17 July) lost his father in the same area four decades ago, it has emerged. According to the Irish Independent, Gerry ‘Malin’…
MGM's Prestige 460 Flybridge in Cork Harbour yesterday. The new model has Volvo Penta 'Pod Drives' and 'joystick docking' capabilities.
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats took to the waters of Cork Harbour yesterday for Cork Week Regatta's in–harbour race (photos and report here) to demonstrate their new Prestige 460 Flybridge motor cruiser. It was a perfect day for the harbour…
The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 was involved in yesterday’s operation off Malin Head
#Donegal - A man in his 60s and a teenage boy have died after the fishing boat they were on capsized off Malin Head in Donegal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 17 July). As Independent.ie reports, it’s believed the vessel got into…
Mary and George Coombes aboard their new Lagoon 450S Realta Bheag
When does life really start? asks W M Nixon. Maybe it’s when the kids have grown up and left home, and you’ve the resources to buy the dream second home for the perfect holidays of your retirement. Of course, 95%…
The Prestige 460 has an L-shaped cockpit, which allows for maximum use of space
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats have arrived at Cork Week's festival of sailing with one of their new Prestige 460 Flybridge motor cruisers for demos and display purposes. The boat, that is based a the Royal Cork Marina in Crosshaven is fitted…
Hubo, sailing downwind during the North Sea Series
UK Sails Ireland has put sails on two very competitive entries for the inaugural IRC/ORC worlds, commencing in the Hague in Holland this weekend. The boats are Rob McConnell's A35 'Fools Gold' from Dunmore East, with a full Irish crew…
CH Marine’s Guide To Buying A Lifejacket For Your Child
#WaterSafety - Finding a lifejacket for your child isn’t hard — but it is vital to choose the right jacket with the right features, as CH Marine’s new handy buying guide explains. Lifejackets are now designed even for infants as…
Howard Pridding has taken up the role of interim Director of External Affairs at the RYA
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced the appointment of Howard Pridding in the role of interim Director of External Affairs. No stranger to recreational boating, Pridding previously worked in a variety of roles at British Marine for over 27…

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