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Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 605 Marlin
Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 605 Marlin represented in Ireland by MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin has been named Best of Boats 2019 in the “Best for Fishing ” Category in the International Best of Boats Awards. This prize is…
Pictured are Stephen Kiely, Sean Cremin and Tom O’Riordan, Inland Fisheries Ireland Fisheries Officers who received the SEIKO Just in Time Rescue Award at the Water Safety Ireland National Awards Ceremony 2019. The award was presented by Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development. They received the award for their valiant efforts in saving a life when they came across a person in difficulty during a routine fisheries patrol operation
Inland Fisheries Ireland has acknowledged members of Fisheries Officers Stephen Kiely, Sean Cremin and Tom O’Riordan for their brave and combined valiant efforts in saving a life when they came across a person in difficulty during a routine fisheries patrol…
Demonstration of a lifeboat Search & Rescue Radar Transponder (SART) to students at BIM National Fisheries College, Greencastle, Co Donegal.
A new deckhand fishing training programme, aimed at attracting young entrants to the fishing industry has been announced by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency today (Wednesday, 27th November). Trainers on the programme include experienced mariners and former…
The fisheries funding has been awarded to 25 projects in 16 counties, alongside two nationwide initiatives
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, has today announced the recipients of €1 million in funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland. The grants will support fisheries conservation, protection and education initiatives and give the public greater access to…
Some of the winning pupils from Doora National School in Ennis, Co Clare
Doora National School from Ennis, Co Clare has been named winner of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) national Something Fishy contest for 2019. The students from sixth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy by Pat Breen TD, Minister…
The inflatable kayak found ashore at Millisle in Co Down on Monday morning
Belfast Coastguard in Northern Ireland is appealing for the owner of a kayak found washed ashore at Millisle in Co Down. The discovery of the green-and-black inflatable kayak yesterday morning (Monday 25 November) prompted a search operation in the area of…
Marine Institute CEO Dr Paul Connolly (left) presents Marine Minister Michael Creed (centre) with this year’s Stock Book
Marine Minister Michael Creed took receipt of the 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book yesterday, Thursday 21 November. One of the institute’s primary annual publications since 1993, the Stock Book provides scientific advice on commercial fish stocks of interest to…
Peadar Casey
Peadar Casey, who has died aged 86, was involved with rowing virtually all his adult life, often in very senior roles. He also played a big part in Olympic sport in Ireland. He was a member of the Garda Síochána…
Bishop Robert Byrne at a visit to Tyne Port
A message issued on World Fisheries Day (21st November) by Cardinal Peter Turkson calls for significant improvements in working conditions for those working in the fishing industry. With over 32,000 losing their lives while at work each year, it is…
File image of Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat put to sea at 1.20pm on Saturday afternoon (16 November) after being tasked to assist a whelk fishing vessel in difficulties. The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh and a volunteer crew, was alongside…
Andy Harrington, stroke of the Shandon eight
Shandon's senior men's eight were the fastest rowing crew at the Skibbereen Head of the River at the Marina in Cork on Saturday. They covered the course in nine minutes 4.97 seconds.   Andrew Sheehan of Lee, a junior 18…
The abandoned fishing vessel at Ballyhalbert
Ards and North Down Borough Council paid £36,000 to scrap an abandoned fishing trawler in Ballyhalbert harbour on the Ards Peninsula writes Betty Armstrong. Ballyhalbert is a small seaside village on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula at…
Picture shows l-r, Carl Obst, IDEEA;  Gráinne Devine, BIM; Jane Stout, Chair of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital and Professor in Ecology in Trinity College Dublin; Jim O'Toole, CEO, BIM and Mark Eigenraam, IDEEA
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency and the Irish Forum on Natural Capital co-hosted a breakfast seminar Exploring Natural Capital Solutions for the Marine Environment today in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin. Natural Capital is the…
Dublin Head of the River Cancelled
Dublin's Head of the River has been cancelled. The organisers of the rowing event, set for Saturday, November 16th, felt the conditions on the course, especially at the weir, were not safe due to the heavy rainfall recently.
Sionna Healy (right) in action at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong. Scroll down for highlights video
The World Coastal Rowing Championships were a big success. The Hong Kong sights provided a spectacular backdrop for a huge event. Ireland sent a big team, with multiple A Finalists, five in the solo women’s class: our top two, Sionna…
Action from the All-In-A-Row charity event
Niall O’Toole, the first Ireland world champion in Olympic-class rowing who now runs indoor rowing courses, remembers fondly how he was invited to race in a boat class that goes back over a century. Cracking the Code of East Coast…

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