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Collaborative Research Project Develops Marine Toxin Warning Network
The Marine Institute has collaborated with 10 European partners as part of the research project Alertox-Net: Atlantic Area Network for Innovative Toxicity Alert Systems for Safer Seafood Products. Alertox-Net has focused on developing a marine toxin warning network to facilitate…
Tourism Minister Catherine Martin TD (left) pictured at Killiney Beach with Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and Cllr Una Power, Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Funding of €19 million will be used to build “world-class” facilities at 22 locations across the country where water-based activities are a key visitor attraction. Tourism Minister Catherine Martin and Fáilte Ireland today (Thursday 15 April) launched the investment to…
Tramore's RNLI D Class lifeboat
Tramore Lifeboat RNLI was tasked yesterday afternoon to the aid of a child who was swept out to sea.  It is the fifth call out this year for the Tramore crew, three of which have involved sea swimmers. The lifeboat…
Sea angling off the coast of Co Wexford
A new online survey aims to collect changes in sea anglers’ catches in Ireland’s coastal waters over time. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says anglers participating in the survey will contribute towards understanding changes in angling species here. Ireland’s sea angling…
Minister Publishes Agriculture, Food and the Marine Action Plan 2021
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has today (Wednesday 14 April) published the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Statement of Strategy 2021-2024 alongside an Action Plan for 2021, which outlines 75 actions to further develop a sustainable, innovative and competitive…
The River Finn flows from Lough Finn Co Donegal to the River Mourne in Co Tyrone
The Loughs Agency has announced that angling permits for its waters on the River Finn and River Foyle, including the Greenbraes, are now available to purchase online. Online permits will make angling in these rivers even more accessible, particularly during…
The Ireland Women's Four, European Silver Medallists
The Ireland rowing team which did so well at the European Championships in Italy will not return home as planned before their next outing in Lucerne in Switzerland. The team reached six finals and won gold and silver at the…
New Responsible Outdoor Recreation Guide for Angling Launched
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has teamed up with Leave No Trace Ireland to launch an outdoor recreational guide for angling based on the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. As custodians of our natural fisheries resource, anglers can refer to…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan with European gold today
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won gold for Ireland at the European Rowing Championships today in Italy, adding to an excellent silver for the women’s four earlier.   The Ireland lightweight double saw off a spirited display by Germany, who led…
Ireland's women's four celebrate their silver with gold medallists the Netherlands
The Ireland women’s four took a wonderful silver medal at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, today.  The crew of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty raced so well that they pushed up very close to…
Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite data showing Ringsend waste Water Treatment Plant on the 10th October 2020, one of the days Irish water reported over 75,000 m3 of storm runoff at Ringsend
The environmental action group, SOS Dublin Bay, has today launched a detailed policy document entitled - “The water quality crisis in Dublin Bay - what is happening and actions needed to protect the public”. Download the full documents and survey…
Daire Lynch raced in single sculls
On a day of promise for Ireland in A Finals of the European Rowing Championships, Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne finished their campaign with a fine win in the B final of the double sculls.  Italy set the early…
File image of fishing trawlers at Helvick Head in Co Waterford
Marine Notice No 20 of 2021 reminds owners, skippers and crew of fishing vessels of the requirement for crew lists on all registered fishing vessels. Article 12 of the Annex to Council Directive (EU) 2017/159 — which aims to implement…
Old Firm: Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen
Two superb performances by lightweight doubles got Ireland off to an excellent start on day two of the European Rowing Championships in Varese today.   The men’s crew of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy would go on to have a great…
Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh of the Ireland Four.
Ireland’s good first day at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, was all the better because two crews targeting qualification next month for Tokyo did the business. Of the eight Ireland crews competing, the rejigged women’s four were the…
Ten speakers will present a range of cutting-edge sensors being developed in Wales and Ireland to support the aquaculture industry
Swansea University in collaboration with the Waterford Institute of Technology has announced the line-up of speakers for its webinar entitled Application of Sensors in Precision Aquaculture. The webinar will take place on the 25th of May 2021 and is free…

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