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Irish canoeists are generally very pleased that the whitewater course on the Dublin Docklands as been given the greenlight. Though the idea for the course did not orginate from Canoeing Ireland, it opens up the welcome possibility of slalom canoeists…
Artist's impression of the proposed white water course for George's Dock
Dublin City councillors have voted to approve controversial plans for a white water rafting course in the city centre’s George’s Dock that has already seen the council spend half a million euro, as The Irish Times reports. Plans for the…
Five of the UCD 1969 Eights Champions of Ireland: Paul McElwee, Niall Sheehy, Rodney Mearns, John Riney and Frank Durkin.
The UCD Boat Club Annual Dinner was a celebratory end to an outstanding year for the rowing club. The victory of the men’s senior eight at the Irish Championships was marked with a special presentation - the club had also…
The National Inshore Fisheries Forum November meeting
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today hosted the 19th meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) at Agriculture House, Dublin. The Inshore Fisheries Forums, established in 2014, are currently going through a renewal…
Still from an animation showing the proposed rafting centre in operation
Costs for the proposed white water rafting centre at George’s Dock have doubled to nearly €23 million, as The Irish Times reports. The news comes as controversy over plans for the site in Dublin’s Docklands caused a storm on social…
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…

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