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Fintan McCarthy won the senior single sculls at the University Championships.
#Rowing: Trinity won the men’s senior eights at the University Championships of Ireland at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. The race had a thrilling finish: Trinity led by less than a length, but UCD finished strongly and almost…
Rescue 115 was involved in the SAR operation in Galway Bay since yesterday, Thursday 12 April
#Galway - A body was found this morning (Friday 13 April) in the search for a swimmer missing off Salthill in Galway since yesterday. The Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 spotted the body on the seabed in shallow…
The Skibbereen Four which competed in New Zealand
#Rowing: Skibbereen Regatta, set for this Saturday and Sunday, April 14th and 15th, at the National Rowing Centre, has been cancelled. The weather forecast, which orginally put the Sunday of the event in doubt, worsened. Saturday evening was set to…
Trinity's senior men's eight beating UCD at Neptune Regatta. They will be rivals at the Univeristy Championships.
#Rowing: This weekend is one of the busiest of the year for Irish rowers. At the National Rowing Centre in Cork the University Championships of Ireland will be held on Friday, April 13th, and Skibbereen Grand League Regatta is scheduled…
Fishcounter in the River Strule at Omagh, south of Newtownstewart
#Angling - Hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout escaped from a commercial fish farm in Co Tyrone last year, according to the Loughs Agency. BBC News has details on the cross-border body’s report into the incident on the River Strule…
Rescue 118, pictured above, airlifted three casualties from a life raft 16 miles off Eagle Island
The Irish Mirror reports that a man has died after a fishing boat capsized off the Mayo coast yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 10 April). It’s understood that the deceased was a man in his 50s from North Mayo. He was one…
IAMS 2018 is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute’s annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) for 2018 is scheduled to resume today, Tuesday 10 April. After January's survey off the West and South Coasts, this month's survey will be carried out till Saturday…
Neptune's women's novice coxed quadruple on the way to beating Trinity at Commercial Regatta
#Rowing: Trinity won the men’s senior eight at Commercial Regatta at Islandbridge today. Commercial had divided their Championships winning eight into two crews. The rain came – at almost exactly the same time as in Saturday’s Neptune Regatta, but the…
Neptune on the way to a one-foot win at Neptune Regatta
#Rowing: Trinity looked strong as they beat UCD in the men’s senior eights final at Neptune Regatta this evening. The final verdict was under a length, but as the crews passed the Neptune boathouse the men in white looked in…
Action From Neptune Regatta
#Rowing: The first set of finals at Neptune Regatta was a good one for UCD. Their B crew beat Neptune – by three-quarters of a length – in the competitive club one eights and their B crew beat Trinity in…
Tristan Orlic
#Rowing: Neptune’s Club One eight came through two rounds to qualify for Saturday’s action in the Neptune Regatta at Islandbridge on Friday. They beat Commercial A in the first round and then had just a canvas to spare over a…
The Marine Institute’s research facility in Newport, Co Mayo
The Marine Institute’s Research Facility in Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo will open its doors on Saturday 14 April from 11am to 4pm. The open day is for all, and visitors will have the opportunity to view the facility for studying…
Some harbours in Co. Galway are to receive funding for projects.
#IrishHarbours - According to Galway Bay fm, €225,000 has been ringfenced for harbour projects in the county. €112,000 will be spent on slipway and pier infrastructure at Crumpan Pier, Carna. A further €112,000 will go towards slipway and pier extension…
Buoy Change At Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 13 of 2018 advises that the No 3 Green Perch at the entrance to Castletownbere  Fishery Harbour Centre in West Cork has been removed due to damage. The No 3 Green Perch has been replaced by…
New Report Says Ireland ‘Tops League Table’ For Fishing Quotas Against Scientific Advice
#Fishing - A new study points at Ireland has one of Europe’s worst offenders for overfishing, as The Irish Times reports. The study from the New Economics Foundation was based on the outcomes of EU fisheries negotiations, evaluating total allowable…
Putting a spin on it - a new twist in the ancient interaction between horses and the sea has been revealed in rumours of negotiations affecting the Irish bloodstock and fishing industries
Following the outstanding success of the Irish contingent at the recent Cheltenham horse-racing festival, Afloat.ie understands that ongoing exploratory international talks have been stepped up to ensure that existing access is maintained and developed to countries where our thriving bloodstock…

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