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A shopfront in Ringsend pays tribute to local legend Ken Cunningham, who died on Tuesday 30 January
Ringsend residents lined the streets of the south Dublin village to pay respects to the late Ken Cunningham following his funeral Mass on Saturday (3 February). For many years Ken ran the passenger ferry, Licence No 1877, from Coliemore Harbour…
Ballycotton RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat, The Austin Lidbury, tows the 12-metre boat that was disabled 23 miles southeast of Ballycotton lighthouse
Ballycotton RNLI, a team of volunteer lifeboat crew, rescued three fishermen on board a 12-metre boat that was disabled 23 miles southeast of Ballycotton lighthouse on the County Cork coast. The rescue happened during the early hours of Sunday morning.…
File image of oyster trestles
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Marine Institute will host a workshop for industry this week on the requirements relating to sanitary surveys for shellfish harvesting areas and Ireland’s implementation of the relevant legislation.…
Deployment of a data buoy off Deenish Island in Co Kerry for the EuroSea aquaculture observatory project
Extreme marine events such as marine heat waves are increasingly threatening to degrade ocean ecosystems and seafood security with potential devastating consequences to aquatic related businesses. In order to prepare for such events, the Marine Institute, with colleagues in the…
Directors of North Dublin based seafood business Kish Fish, brothers Tadgh and Damian O'Meara pictured at their Howth shop
A north Dublin seafood business has benefited from a €160,000 expansion, with grant-aid from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR). Howth-based award-winning company Kish Fish has increased its production targets significantly as part of the project. Almost €70,000 was grant aided…
Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD officially opens the Dinish Wharf Expansion at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre
Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre in County Cork, one of the six State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, has officially opened the Dinish Wharf Expansion. The €48m project was funded through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Fishery Harbour and Coastal…
File image of the RV Celtic Explorer, one of the Marine Institute’s two active research vessels
The first and second legs of this year’s Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2024) will be carried out from Thursday 8 February to Sunday 3 March. Surveys will be conducted to the West, South-West and South Coasts of Ireland…
The incident occurred on board the 21 metre-long fishing vessel Aquila
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has recommended that the Minister for Transport should consider introducing regulations specific to the installation and operation of articulated hydraulic deck cranes on fishing vessels. The MCIB recommendation is one of a number issued…
Swim Ireland is emphasising the focus on increasing the number of people taking part in the aquatics across Ireland
Swim Ireland says it is creating a panel of qualified and experienced swimming teacher and coaches as part of its plan to create “an island of swimmers” “As part of our Strategic Plan 2022-26, Swim Ireland is emphasising the focus…
Irish Sea Swimmers are among nominees in World Open Water Awards
Open water swimmer and author Nuala Moore is one of a number of Irish nominees in the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) awards. Irish para swimmers Nicola Doran and Patricia Heffernan, Leinster-based swimmer Brianna Jackson and senior male swimmer…
Professor Ray Bates, a leading Irish and international meteorologist
Tributes have been paid to the late Professor Ray Bates, a leading Irish and international meteorologist who was from a well-known Co Wexford family involved in fishing and marine science. Met Éireann has said he was a pioneer in several…
A ghost net retrieved in Donaghadee, Co Down in late 2022
This year will see divers join in beach clean efforts in Ireland for the first time, using their skills to find and remove discarded fishing gear also known as ‘ghost nets’ from around the coast. According to the Irish Examiner,…
File image of Ardmore Peninsula on Clifden Bay in Connemara
An aquaculture start-up is celebrating the launch of its first seaweed farm in Connemara, as vegan business magazine Vegconomist reports. US-based Sea&Believe develops ingredients for food and cosmetics using Palmaria palmata, a red seaweed more commonly known as dillisk or…
A crisis in the inshore fishing industry in Ireland will be addressed by an Oireachtas Committee Meeting
A crisis hitting the Irish inshore fishing sector will be outlined at an Oireachtas parliamentary committee this evening (Wednesday, Jan. 24). Representatives from the National Inshore Fishermen's Association (NIFA) will address members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food…
IFI fisheries officers use ebikes to get around on their patrols
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a new national recruitment drive to hire 52 temporary staff. IFI’s seasonal fisheries officers and seasonal fisheries assistants are to be deployed across 15 counties from April to September. Starting salaries of €29,053 per…
Annamarie Fegan has become the first female admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club
History was made at the world’s oldest yacht club last night when Annamarie Fegan became the first female admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Fegan, who was a coastal rower before she took up sailing later in life, had…

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