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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…
The new time set by Van Gelderen in Africa
There are unconfirmed reports coming from the Luderitz speed canal in Namibia that Irish Windsurfer Oisin Van Gelderen has broken the Irish speed sailing record time over 500m.  Van Gelderen has joined the fastest sailors in the world at this…
St. Michael's Rowing Club Compete for the First Time at World Coastal Rowing Championships
Two rowers from the St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire, Colm Crily and Martin Dowd, qualified for and participated in the World Coastal Rowing Championships, which took place from the 1st to the 4th of November in Hong Kong. This…
The survey will be conducted from the RV Celtic Voyager from 1-10 December
The Marine Institute’s Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS) department will undertake a survey of herring off the West and North West Coasts from 1-10 December. This survey is the fourth in a time series that is hoped will be developed…
The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Community Rapid Response helicopter
Update: The Irish Mirror has since reported that the 20-year-old student recovered from the Caragh River at the weekend had died in hospital. The Irish Times reports that a University of Limerick student is in critical condition after getting into…
Sionna Healyin action today
#Rowing: Ireland’s Sionna Healy placed seventh in the women’s solo at the World Coastal Championships in Hong Kong this morning. In tough, choppy, conditions, the Arklow woman clung on to sixth for most of a race which was won by…

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