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Items seized by IFI fisheries officers on the River Barrow on 21 July 2020 included a 3.6m aluminium boat with 18 metres of illegal netting
Two people have been fined and sentenced to prison for illegal netting of salmon on the River Barrow last summer in prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Michael Malone, of Taghmon, Co Wexford, received a sentence of five months’…
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Local coastal community groups and micro enterprises will benefit among 62 grants worth more than €900,000 awarded by Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) under Ireland’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme (EMFF). Announcing the grant awards totalling €915,295, Marine Minister…
File image of Barnagrow Lake in Co Cavan
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a serious fish kill incident at Barnagrow Lake near Shercock in Co Cavan, within the Annalee River and Upper Erne catchment area. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District…
IFI staff member John O’Connor in Co Kerry seizing an illegal fishing net from the River Feale in 2020
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed that over 13km of illegal nets were seized by its protection officers and inspectors around the country last year. Some 250 illegal fishing nets, measuring 13,158 metres in total, were among the 1,287 items…
The hard decision has been made to withdraw rower Sanita Puspure from the B Final of the Women’s Single, set to occur tomorrow due to her being unwell. Speaking this evening, Puspure said: “Over the past few days, I have…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan celebrate after winning gold.
Cork pair Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy have won a historic Olympic gold rowing medal for Ireland in Tokyo. The Irish favourites dominated their closest German challengers, and the rest of the lightweight men's double sculls field, to win in…
A photo montage of Castletownbere Quay Extension showing what the site will look like when works are completed
Taking time out from his visit to Castletownbere and Union Hall, as part of a nationwide tour of fishery harbours, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister Charlie McConalogue TD, presided at the signing by his Department of…
Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland in action during the  Lightweight Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Fintan and Paul finished with a World’s Best time of 06:05.33 and will now race in the A Final tomorrow morning.
Irish rowers Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan finished first in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls A/B Semi-Final. Fintan and Paul raced against, Caetano Horta Pombo & Manel Balastegui (Spain), Niels Van Zandweghe & Tim Brys (Belgium), Stefano Oppo & Pietro…
Ronan Byrne, left, and Philip Doyle of Ireland cross the finish line during the Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Rowers Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle competed in the Men’s Double Sculls B Final this morning. The Irish Men’s Double finished fourth after a photo finish with the Romania Double. Ronan and Phil competed against, Jack Lopas & Christopher Harris…
The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final
Rowing was the first sport to win a medal for Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final in the early…
Marine Minister McConalogue and Dept officials inspected the Smooth Point Pier works during a tour of Killybegs fishing port
The Marine Minister and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, visited Killybegs for a day of engagements with the fishing industry on Friday 23rd July. The Minister started the day visiting the Harbour Centre and met the Harbour Master, lead officials on…
The Minister for Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD
The Minister for Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has undertaken a series of visits to some of Ireland’s main fishing ports. The Minister has met with fishers, processors fishing organisations and other stakeholders, as he visited Howth, Kilmore Quay, Dunmore East…
Irish Olympic canoeist Liam Jegou made the semi-finals in Tokyo
There was a heart-breaking end to canoeist Liam Jegou’s quest for a Tokyo medal, finishing 15th in the Semi-final and not progressing to the Olympic Final. A fantastic start to his racing was cut short with the tiny margins in…
Liam Jegou is into the C1 semi-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Liam Jegou has qualified through to the semi-final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the C1 Men category. This morning's heats provided some serious challenges for the field with Liam proving no exception to this. As Afloat reported earlier, the…
Liam Jegou picked up a missed gate penalty in the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom heats at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Liam Jegou got his C1 Canoe Slalom campaign underway at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre posting a time of 174.57 in his first run of the heats after picking up a missed gate penalty. “A shaky start I’ll call it,”…
Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style and competes in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday
In her third Olympic Games, the current World Rowing Champion in the Women’s Singles Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style in today’s race in Tokyo, and will now compete in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday. The Women’s Pair…

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