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Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Gary O’Donovan had to settle for fourth in his C Final of the lightweight single sculls at the European Rowing Championships today. Rainer Kepplinger of Austria led for virtually the entire race and won well. O’Donovan, along with Eleftherios…
Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Gary O’Donovan took fourth place, one slot outside the qualifying spots for the semi-finals, in his repechage at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne today. Norway, Turkey and Serbia battled it out at the head of the field and…
Industry representatives at a meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty, Co Cork
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that he has approved a new conservation measure that will provide legal protection for v-notched crawfish. The measure received widespread support when the Minister discussed it with…
Fintan and Jake McCarthy
#Rowing: Jake and Fintan McCarthy produced a brilliant final sprint to take a place in the semi-finals of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne today. Just two crews would go through, and Italy led the…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure opened her account at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne with a good win. The world champion in the single sculls was given a good test in the third heat by Victoria Thornley of Britain, who stayed…
Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Gary O’Donovan took sixth place in his heat of the lightweight single sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne this morning. The Skibbereen man, competing for the first time at this level in a single, found himself at…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne gave Ireland a top-class start to the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne this morning. They won their heat of the double sculls with a powerful display, seeing off a challenge by Romania, who gave…
A screenshot from Beaches.ie showing the restriction in place at Galway's Grattan Beach
Galway City Council is investigating whether a testing fault has resulted in high levels of bacteria being reported at several of its beaches. As Afloat reported earlier today, a swimming ban has been imposed at Silver Strand, Salthill and Blackrock,…
BIM garden designer Oliver Shurmann in his award winning rock pool garden at Bloom
A marine garden containing almost 30,000 cubic litres of Atlantic seawater and brimming with sea life from different types of seaweeds to fish species native to Irish waters has been named the overall winner in the concept garden category at…
The popular beaches at Silver Strand and Salthill and Blackrock diving board are all affected by a prohibition placed by Galway City Council.
High levels of bacteria detected in inner Galway Bay have resulted in swimming restrictions being imposed on four Galway city beaches writes Lorna Siggins. The popular beaches at Silver Strand and Salthill and Blackrock diving board are all affected by…
Garden designer Oliver Shurmann in the BIM rock pool garden at Bloom
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, today (May 29th) unveiled the first ever underwater garden to appear at Bloom. The marine garden, Aquamarine, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, is brimming with sea life from different…
Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne and Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries Seán Canney at the announcement of the new pilot programme for catch and release of bluefin tuna by a limited number of sea angling vessels
The rapid swimming migratory Atlantic bluefin tuna may be targeted by a limited number of Irish recreational craft under a pilot scientific research programme run by several State agencies writes Lorna Siggins. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Marine Institute are…
Paddling Film Festival Returns To Dublin This Week
Returning to Dublin for the second year running, the 14th annual Paddling Film Festival, in association with the RNLI, will drop in on Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Thursday 30 May. Audiences will see exciting whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring…
Jenny Egan with her silver medal in Poznan
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan had another podium finish at a World Cup today. She took silver in the K1 5,000 in Poznan in Poland. Egan and Inna Hryshchun on the Ukraine broke clear of the rest of the field after…
St Michael's take silver at Dorney Lake
#Rowing: St Michael’s of Limerick had an excellent day at the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake. Their Girls’ Championship Four took silver behind Henley, pushing the elite English crew right to the finish.  Ryan Spelman of St Michael’s also…
Peter Murphy and Sam Balcombe who took bronze for Enniskillen at Dorney Lake
#Rowing: Enniskillen’s Sam Balcombe and Peter Murphy took a fine third place in the men’s Championship Pair at the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake today.  On Saturday, Enniskillen had won gold in the Junior 16 Girls coxed four by…

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