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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed the presence of pike in Aughrusbeg Lough in Connemara, Co Galway. IFI research staff made the discovery during a fish stock survey earlier this week. It is the first official record of pike being…
Overhead drone image of the Marine Institute’s Lehanagh Pool research site in Co Galway
A new, free online training course in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture has been developed as part of the IMPAQT research project. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) involves farming multiple, complementary species from different levels of the food chain together for their mutual…
File image of the Nenagh River in Co Tipperary
Works are planned for improving angling facilities on the Nenagh River and other tributaries of the River Shannon in Tipperary and Offaly, according to the Nenagh Guardian. Details are included in the latest annual report of the Shannon Fisheries Partnership,…
Dozens of wild salmon in a Limerick front garden
A Limerick councillor has hit out at what he branded as the “utter incompetence” of inland fisheries officers after images circulated on social media of as many as 60 salmon allegedly poached from the River Shannon. As the Limerick Leader…
File image of a white-clawed crayfish, Ireland’s only native crayfish species
A public consultation is now under way in respect of the future management of the crayfish fishery to protect critically endangered species. The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of those with an interest in the future…
Olympic Gold medal winners in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls, both Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen Rowing Club) and Paul O’Donovan (UCC Rowing Club) will compete in multiple senior events at the Irish Rowing Championships
Irish Olympic Gold medalists will feature in this month's Irish Rowing Championships 2021 later this month for the first time. Fresh off their incredibly impressive gold medal victory in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls, both Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen Rowing Club)…
Items seized by IFI fisheries officers on the River Barrow on 21 July 2020 included a 3.6m aluminium boat with 18 metres of illegal netting
Two people have been fined and sentenced to prison for illegal netting of salmon on the River Barrow last summer in prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Michael Malone, of Taghmon, Co Wexford, received a sentence of five months’…
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Local coastal community groups and micro enterprises will benefit among 62 grants worth more than €900,000 awarded by Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) under Ireland’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme (EMFF). Announcing the grant awards totalling €915,295, Marine Minister…
File image of Barnagrow Lake in Co Cavan
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a serious fish kill incident at Barnagrow Lake near Shercock in Co Cavan, within the Annalee River and Upper Erne catchment area. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District…
IFI staff member John O’Connor in Co Kerry seizing an illegal fishing net from the River Feale in 2020
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed that over 13km of illegal nets were seized by its protection officers and inspectors around the country last year. Some 250 illegal fishing nets, measuring 13,158 metres in total, were among the 1,287 items…
The hard decision has been made to withdraw rower Sanita Puspure from the B Final of the Women’s Single, set to occur tomorrow due to her being unwell. Speaking this evening, Puspure said: “Over the past few days, I have…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan celebrate after winning gold.
Cork pair Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy have won a historic Olympic gold rowing medal for Ireland in Tokyo. The Irish favourites dominated their closest German challengers, and the rest of the lightweight men's double sculls field, to win in…
A photo montage of Castletownbere Quay Extension showing what the site will look like when works are completed
Taking time out from his visit to Castletownbere and Union Hall, as part of a nationwide tour of fishery harbours, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister Charlie McConalogue TD, presided at the signing by his Department of…
Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland in action during the  Lightweight Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Fintan and Paul finished with a World’s Best time of 06:05.33 and will now race in the A Final tomorrow morning.
Irish rowers Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan finished first in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls A/B Semi-Final. Fintan and Paul raced against, Caetano Horta Pombo & Manel Balastegui (Spain), Niels Van Zandweghe & Tim Brys (Belgium), Stefano Oppo & Pietro…
Ronan Byrne, left, and Philip Doyle of Ireland cross the finish line during the Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Rowers Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle competed in the Men’s Double Sculls B Final this morning. The Irish Men’s Double finished fourth after a photo finish with the Romania Double. Ronan and Phil competed against, Jack Lopas & Christopher Harris…
The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final
Rowing was the first sport to win a medal for Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final in the early…

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