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Paul O'Donovan competing at the Irish Indoor Championships
#Rowing: The Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick featured a good collection of personal bests – and Irish records. Sanita Puspure, the world champion in the single scull, pushed the women’s record to a top-class six minutes…
Sailors Turned Swimmers Are all Kitted Out for Drop in Temperatures at Viking Marine
Some of us here in Viking Marine are braving the Forty Foot bathing place on Dublin Bay every morning and have to admit to nearing addiction on the daily plunge writes Ian O'Meara. Porridge is even back on the breakfast…
Rosslare RNLI Lifeboat
Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescued a windsurfer who fell off his board and got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon, ending up in the water for an hour and a half. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by…
Matthew Moran and Oisin Fynes of Newport Sea Angling Club in action during a fishing trip in 2018
#Angling - Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, has welcomed the success of Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo in securing fishing equipment for junior anglers in the community. Along with many others around Ireland,…
UK Fishing Fleets Urged To Prepare For Catch Certificates In Event Of No-Deal Brexit
#Fishing - The UK’s fishing industry has been advised to prepare for the introduction of EU catch certificates in the event of a no-deal Brexit. As Prime Minister Teresa May’s key Commons vote on her proposed Withdrawal Agreement looms tomorrow…
Target for 100% of Irish Trawlers to Recover Plastic Waste from the Oceans on Every Fishing Trip
Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced Ireland's Clean Oceans Initiative and called for the participation of the entire Irish trawl fishing fleet in the scheme by 31st December 2019. His ambition is to have…
Niall O’Toole hosting a Crew Class indoor rowing session
#RowFit - The Royal St George Yacht Club has teamed up with former Olympic rower and world record holder Niall O’Toole to offer members and friends a unique fitness experience for the New Year. Participants in the Crew Class Indoors programme…
Mick McCullagh and Teresa Gallagher, youth workers at Finglas Youth Resource Centre, with the new fishing equipment purchased with funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland
#Angling - Finglas Youth Resource Centre (FYRC) has been awarded €4,800 to purchase new equipment for angling. The centre, which works with young people from ages 10 to 24 in the Finglas area, delivers a fishing programme which Inland Fisheries…
George's Dock between the IFSC and the CHQ Building is the site for the proposed €12 million white-water course
#GeorgesDock - Dublin City councillors were yesterday presented with plans to transform George’s Dock into an “elite” white-water canoeing amenity for sports and rescue training, according to The Irish Times. Last April, it was reported that a design tender had…
Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska, two of Ireland's successful women's rowers.
#Rowing: Rowing Ireland has received a commendation from the International Olympic Committee for its work in promoting women’s sport. The Irish governing body were awarded the “Women and Sport” Achievement Diploma in recognition of its “outstanding contribution to promoting the…
Atlantic salmon
To track Atlantic salmon movements from river to sea and back, millions of salmon have been tagged over the past 50 years as part of scientific international tagging programmes. Recently, ICES published a co-operative research report documenting 50 years of…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
Former commercial eel fisherman in Galway will receive compensation up to a maximum of €3 million from this month, as Galway Bay FM reports. Applications were opened till the end of November for the Support Scheme for Former Feel Fisherpersons…
Michael McCann about to land the first salmon of the season on the Lackagh River in Co Donegal
#Angling - Only hours after 84 Irish rivers were opened to salmon angling on Tuesday 1 January, the first salmon of 2019 was caught and released on the Lackagh River in Co Donegal. Michael McCann of Templeard, Derry landed the…
Public Consultation On Quota Balancing Scheme For Demersal Fish Stocks
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has launched a public consultation on a proposal to implement a pilot quota balancing scheme for demersal fish stocks. Quota balancing means that where a vessel exceeds its catch limit for a relevant stock…
42 rivers to be open as a surplus of fish has been identified in these rivers
Seán Canney T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2019. These will come into effect from Tuesday 1 January…
Stand-up paddle boarders ride the waves off Dollymount
Ireland’s hottest surfing spot is… Dublin? It might not be Mullaghmore, but many surfers swear by the waves off Dollymount Strand in Dublin Bay, widely believed to the the longest in Ireland. Local kitesurfers already know the score — the…

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