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Minister Lenihan Supports Environmental Initiative on Dublin's River Dodder
Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, T.D., has joined 4th class pupils from St. Pius X Girls national school, Terenure on a field trip of the River Dodder. The purpose of the field trip was to analyse the water quality…
Cork Crews Rise to the Top at Cork Head
Cork crews saw off rivals from far and near at the Cork rowing Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. UCC’s men’s senior eight were the fastest men’s crew – by 1.3 seconds from De Maas of Rotterdam,…
Videos Get Up Close With Prowlers
Two new videos posted online offer a fasincating insight into the impressive and mysterious west coast big wave spot known as Prowlers. The first includes footage and images from the infamous surf session from last November that put the wave…
Hooked Live! Comes to Citywest
Hooked Live! returns to Dublin’s Citywest Hotel and Lakes from 26-27 February in what organisers promise will be their biggest and best weekender yet. Whether you are an expert at angling or just looking to try the latest fishing gear,…
Intro to Fly Fishing for Kids
The Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) is set to host an introductory course on fly fishing in Dublin next month. The event at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin on 5 March hopes to be a first step into the art of fly…
Surfers Take On Big Waves in Sligo
More than 20 of Ireland's and Europe's top surfers took on the monster waves at Sligo’s Mullaghmore Head at the weekend in Ireland's first ever 'big wave' surf contest. The Tow-in Surf Session was organised by the Irish Surf Rescue…
Surf Calendar Kicks Off With Intervarsities
The Irish surfing calendar begins on 19 February with the 2011 Irish Surf Intervarsities at East Strand in Portrush, Co Antrim. The weekend will feature contests in men's and women's surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding, as well as a novice surfing…
McCrohan and Maher Fastest in Newry Test
Lightweight scullers Michael Maher and Siobhan McCrohan were the fastest man and woman at the five-kilometre time trial at the Rowing Ireland National Assessment in Newry today. McCrohan  won her battle with fellow lightweight Claire Lambe, and her time of…
Elite Rowers Set High Standard in Newry
A number of Ireland’s elite rowers set personal bests during the ergometer (rowing machine) tests yesterday, the first day of the two-day National Assessments in Newry. Top heavyweight oarswoman Sanita Puspure knocked three seconds off the time she set in…
Surfing Monsters at the Giant Causeway - The Finn McCool Story
Our week began with the forecast of a huge swell hitting the North Coast of Ireland. It is usual that we travel through the night to meet the swell somewhere on the West Coast with great anticipation writes Conn Osborne.…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Announce Partnership with National Learning Network
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has today (Friday, 11th February 2011) announced the official launch of a partnership with National Learning Network (NLN) at an event in the Radisson Hotel, Dublin. The partnership will see six National Learning Network students…
Openings on National Inland Fisheries Forum
Inland Fisheries is seeking members for the national inland fisheries forum. The details are published this morning in an advertisement in the Irish Times. More from
Irishmen Break Ocean Speed Record (and Podcast!)
The Sara G, with Irishmen Rob Byrne and Adam Burke making up a third of the crew, set a new world record today by becoming the fastest boat in the history of ocean rowing. They rowed the long route across…
Significant EU Fishing Reforms On The Way
Fishing boats will have to land their entire catch - whether or not the fish are in a saleable condition - according to new European Union proposals. The Guardian reports that EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki has pledged to bring…
Al and Cotty Take On Giant Wave
The surfing website MagicSeaweed has posted a beathtaking pictorial of boarders Al Mennie and Andrew Cotton taking on the incredible Finn MacCools wave at the Giant's Causeway. "The funny thing is this wave has been breaking right under our…
Seafood Firm Meets Ministers Over Expansion Plans
Minister for Fisheries and Food Brendan Smith and Minister of State Sean Connick have met one of the world’s biggest seafood companies to discuss the potential for expansion of the industry in Ireland, the Irish Times reports. Marine Harvest,…

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