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An infected carp from The Lough in Cork city as seen last week
#Angling - Scientists of the Fish Health Unit at the Marine Institute have advised that sample carp taken from The Lough and Belvelly Lake in Cork have tested positive for carp edema virus, or CEV. The poxvirus causes a disease…
Dublin Port ahead of deepwater channel dredging operations that began late last year
#DublinBay - All planned diving expeditions in Dublin Bay have been cancelled due to silt from dredging operations clouding the water, it has been claimed. The Irish Times reports that Irish Underwater Council members have abandoned all scheduled dives, as…
Tiernan Oliver, Mick Desmond (coach) and Nathan Hull. The two rowers won gold at BUCS Regatta on Monday in a quad.
#Rowing: Queen’s University won the Championships Quadruple at the BUCS Regatta in Nottingham today. The crew of Nathan Hull, Sam McKeown, Philip Doyle and Tiernan Oliver beat Reading into second and Oxford Brookes into third. The Queen’s women’s Beginners’ eight…
Rescue 115 is based in Shannon
#Rescue - RTÉ News reports that two fishermen were rescued after abandoning their sinking vessel off the Kerry coast this afternoon, Monday 7 May. The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was dispatched to the scene south off Scariff Island…
Tiernan Oliver, Philip Doyle and Nathan Hull show off their medals.
#Rowing: Queen’s University, Belfast, launched a very successful raid on the medals available on the first two days of the BUCS Regatta in Nottingham.    Queen’s had a very successful Saturday. They won the Beginners’ coxed four, and their talented…
An infected carp from The Lough
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland yesterday (Friday 4 May) responded to reports of a fish kill at The Lough in Cork city centre. The reports were received from Cork Carp Anglers Club who recorded a number of dead fish at…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
#Mussels - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the selection of a project team to run the new Freshwater Pearl Mussel Programme. The programme is one of a number of European Innovation Partnership (EIP) projects being rolled out by the…
NUIG's women's senior eight in action at Lough Rynn in 2017.
#Rowing: The organisers of Lough Rynn Regatta, set for Saturday, have cancelled the event. As Thursday went on the weather forecasts suggested that the mean speed of the win would be over 20 kilometres per hour with gusts which could…
Minister Creed today [3rd May] met his French counterpart Stephane Travert, in Paris. Pictured along with Ministers Creed and Travert (centre) are Patricia O'Brien (left), Irish Ambassador to France, Catherine Geslain-LanÈele, Director General in Ministry for Agriculture, France and Aidan O'Driscoll, Secretary General, DAFM
Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD, this morning (Thursday) met with his French counterpart, Stephane Travert, in Paris. This is the fifth in a series of bilateral meetings being conducted by the Minister with EU counterparts on…
Michelle Carpenter
#Rowing: Michelle Carpenter has been chosen as the new chief executive of Rowing Ireland. She will succeed Hamish Adams who recently left the position to take up the role of CEO with Athletics Ireland.  Carpenter has held a number of…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
Marine Minister Michael Creed announced today that he has taken steps to address a complaint made by the Byrne family regarding the application made by Ms Winifred Byrne to the Lost as Sea Scheme in 2003. Minister Creed said: “I…
Jack Dorney
#Rowing: Galway’s Coláiste Iognáid won the prize as the top school at the Irish Schools’ Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. There were 11 hours of competition on a sunny, cool day. St Brigid’s, Killarney, which won the women’s under-23 eight,…
Pictured at the Official Launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre, Farran, Cork were from left to right: Orla Creedon Championships Committee Secretary, David Hussey Rowing Ireland Coastal Division Committee, Ted McSweeney Chairperson Rushbrooke Rowing Club (Host Club), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr. Michael Creed T.D , Eddie Farr Chairperson of the Coastal Championships Committee, Kieran Kerr, Chairperson of Rowing Ireland Coastal Division and Shane Russell Regatta Director for the 2018 Championships
The National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork provided the  backdrop for the launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships which will be hosted at the Centre by Rushbrooke Rowing Club on the weekend of the 18th / 19th August…
Public Consultation on Trawling Activity Inside the Six Nautical Mile Zone
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed today launched a public consultation on trawling within the 6 nautical mile coastal zone. This consultation is taking place after a number of concerns were raised by stakeholders regarding the…
Kealan Mannix
#Rowing: Kealan Mannix won both the senior and intermediate single sculls at Limerick Regatta today. The Skibbereen man was competing for University of Limerick, who also won in the senior fours. Muckross were the top men’s club eight, while Galway…
Lough Derg
#Angling - RTÉ News reports on concerns among anglers on Lough Derg over Irish Water’s plans to pump water from the River Shannon to supply Dublin and the Midlands. The utility has proposed a pipeline from Parteen Basin, south of…

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