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Bundoran RNLI
Bundoran RNLI was involved in the rescue of a woman who got into difficulty off the Main Beach in Bundoran early yesterday morning (Sunday 10 October). The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat by Malin Head Coast…
David McClure became Irelands first-ever European Champion in Freestyle in the K1 Men division
Kayaking in Ireland has had two new pages added to its history books, with the first medals ever being won in the discipline and Ireland's first-ever European Champion being crowned. At the recent Championships, held on the 2024 Olympic course…
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Extinction Rebellion is teaming up with other environmental groups to stage a ‘Bycatch Parade of Dead Sea Life’ through central Dublin tomorrow (Monday 11 October) to demand better protection for our oceans. Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland, the Irish Wildlife…
Conor Maguire surfs down a giant wave of Mullaghmore Head in the wake of Hurricane Epsilon
Irish surfing star Conor Maguire has been nominated for Ride of the Year in this year’s Red Bull Big Wave Awards, which recognise the most astounding big wave surfing feats the world over. He’s also up for Biggest Tow for…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue TD has welcomed the publication of today's revised National Development Plan. The NDP will set the Department’s new five-year rolling capital allocations. It will support economic, social and environmental development across the country. ‘As we emerge…
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The Department of Transport is reminding all fishing vessel owners, operators, skippers and crew of the hazards associated with trawling, including beam trawling and scallop dredging. It follows the report in August from the Maritime Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) into…
The RMS Lusitania, from the Library of Congress photographic archive
Four Cork divers put a full year of training and preparation to the test as they embarked on an expedition to the wreck of the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale last week. As Cork Beo reports, Timmy Carey…
EU Commissioner for Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius
EU Commissioner for Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius has said he is taking a “cautious” approach to reviewing the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). In an interview with RTÉ Radio 1 Countrywide during his two-day visit to Ireland early last week, the commissioner…
The Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat crew members under Coxswain Mark John Gannon after they arrived back, to the Courtmacsherry Pontoon. Left to Right. Mark John Gannon, Ciaran Hurley, Kevin Young, Evin O Sullivan, Donal Young and Stuart Russell. (Ken Cashman missing from picture)
The Courtmacsherry All-Weather Trent Class RNLI Lifeboat was called out on Friday evening at 5.45 pm, to go to the immediate aid of a lone Kayaker that was spotted in trouble off the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.…
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Waterways Ireland advises all masters and owners of vessels on the Grand Canal that Offaly Rowing Club will be holding its Tullamore Time Trial on the inland waterway in the Cappincur area on Saturday 2 October. The event will take…
Aerial image of Howth Harbour, with the West Pier on the right
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is inviting tenders from suitably qualified contractors to carry out various upgrade works on the Arsenal Building on Howth Harbour’s West Pier. The building currently serves as the fishermen’s toilet and shower…
A documentary on the crisis facing Irish coastal communities in the wake of Brexit is due to be released today. (View video below) Oireachtas members are invited to view the 26-minute film at a screening in Dublin when it will…
Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius (left) with Minister Charlie Mc Conalogue T.D. on a visit to Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius yesterday accompanied Minister Charlie Mc Conalogue T.D. on a visit to Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre, as part of his two-day visit to Ireland. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that it is seeking a judicial review into the granting of an aquaculture licence for Atlantic salmon at in Bantry Bay. As the matter is due before the High Court tomorrow, Tuesday 28 September,…
EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius
EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius is due to begin a two-day visit to Ireland this morning with a visit to Killybegs fisheries harbour in Donegal. The commissioner plans to meet representatives of the fishing industry…
Fethard Lifeboat launched at Duncannon Strand
Fethard RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch today (Saturday 25 September) by the Irish Coast Guard shortly before 12.30 pm, following a call for help from two stranded fishermen in a small open punt. Their craft had outboard engine difficulties…

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