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Commercial on their way to winning the Dublin Head of the River
#Rowing: Commercial took first and second at the Dublin Head of the River today. UCD took third. The fastest women’s crew was Trinity's senior eight and Commercial were the fastest women's junior 18 eight. Neptune’s boys formed the fastest men’s…
Oisin sailing the Record Course at 85 kph. See the video below
Multiple times National Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has smashed the Irish Sailing Speed Record twice during his first two days competing at the 'Luderitz Speed Challenge' in Namibia, Africa. Van Gelderen has joined the fastest sailors in…
Clonakilty Hosts Key Mackerel Quota Negotiations For 2019
Marine Minister Michael Creed welcomed today’s (Wednesday 7 November) resumption on Wednesday of important international negotiations on 2019 mackerel quotas for the stock in the North East Atlantic. The negotiations, involving 11 EU and non-EU countries, are being hosted on…
Origin Green Ireland’s stand at last year’s China International Seafood Show in Qingdao
Later this week Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, will lead Irish participation in Qingdao, China at the Seafood Expo, one of the largest seafood fairs in the world. Irish seafood exports…
The Roughty River flowing west towards Kilgarvan
#Kayaking - RTÉ News reports on the death of a woman in her 30s in a kayaking incident on the River Roughty near Kilgarvan in Co Kerry yesterday (Sunday 4 November). The Cork woman was one of a group that…
Kevin Procter swimming the English Channel
Skin cancer is an incredibly common form of cancer - 60% of British people either currently suffer from, or will suffer from some form of the skin disease in their lifetime. A Gloucestershire man, Kevin Procter, recently decided he wanted…
The Irish Pike Society is planning to protest the Government over the new bye-law, which they say "will decimate a section of the Irish angling industry which supports over 11,000 jobs"
#Angling - The Connacht Angling Council has welcomed the new bye-law providing special protection for wild brown trout in the great western lakes. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law was signed last Thursday 25 October by…
The Ireland Flag flies highest for Sanita Puspure's gold at the World Rowing Championships 2018
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure, the O’Donovan brothers and Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey have all been chosen as finalists for the World Rowing Awards 2018. Puspure won gold in the women’s single sculls and Paul and Gary O’Donovan won the lightweight…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan finished fifth overall in the single sculls at the Armada Cup, and Sanita Puspure third in the Gold Cup in Philadelphia, a race that was part of the Head of the Schuylkill event.  At the Ireland trial…
The notice comes on the foot of a report into a fatal incident involving the FV Kerri Heather in November 2016
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport reminds all concerned in the fishing industry of the existing requirements for drills and musters for man overboard recovery systems on all fishing vessels. The legal requirements for…
New Protections For Wild Brown Trout As Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law Comes Into Operation
#Angling - The Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law was yesterday (Thursday 25 October) signed by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. The overall intention behind the bye-law is to afford additional protection to wild brown trout in…
Jack Dorney
#Rowing: Ireland’s Jack Dorney came in fastest of 36 starters in the Men’s Youth Singles at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll placed eighth in the Directors Challenge Men’s Quadruple, while O’Driscoll and…
Jim Warny ready to explore caves near his Ennis home in April this year
#Diving - Irish Water Safety has honoured cave diver Jim Warny for his role in the rescue of the Thai football team earlier this year. Warny also gave a presentation on the Tham Luang rescue operation at the IWS conference…
Vintage Windsurfers Set For Gathering In Dun Laoghaire This Weekend
Vintage windsurfers from all over Ireland are coming together for the first time in more than 30 years in Dun Laoghaire this weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday 20 October) the National Yacht Club plays host to The Gathering, organised by Two Score…
Anglers Reminded Of Water Safety Guidelines As Drowning Death Toll Reaches 3 For 2018
Three anglers have died in Ireland so far this year as a result of drowning, according to the latest figures from Irish Water Safety. The sobering news has prompted a reminder from Inland Fisheries Ireland to all anglers to follow…
Scientists recommend a further 61% cut in EU quotas for mackerel
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed held a key bilateral meetings on the margins of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg this week with his Danish and Spanish counterparts to discuss Brexit and fisheries priorities. Minister Creed met the…

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