Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney  said  a new €241 million investment programme in the seafood industry will increase the sector’s annual value to €1 billion by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said that a new €241 million investment programme in the State’s seafood industry will increase the sector’s(...)

Biddy White Lennon and Georgina Campbell. Photograph: Alan Betson

Biddy White Lennon has been a food writer for more than 30 years and is a founding member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild which this week held its(...)

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency deployed a rescue helicopter from Stornoway to save the five-man crew after the 23-metre wooden vessel Iúda Naofa  started taking water on Monday.  Screengrab: British Maritime and Coastguard Agency 0:31

Aran Islands skipper Mairtín “20” Ó Conghaíle is delighted to be marking a big birthday next week - all the more so after spending some unscheduled mi(...)

Minister for the  Marine Simon Coveney says  there is great potential for all types of aquaculture around Ireland’s coast. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six hundred applications for fish farm licences are under consideration by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney. He said he anticipated “significant (...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney: new measures.

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has angered inshore fishermen on the west coast with new measures to protect lobster stocks that he has signed (...)

Food waste occurs in many ways such as when farmers dump ugly vegetables or supermarkets dump unsold stock

Irish hospitals used to spend a mind-numbing €600,000 on unused salt and pepper sachets.The sachets were supplied with every meal served to patients(...)

Martin Shanahan (left), owner of Fishy Fishy Cafe & Restaurant with Gerard Collier, winner of BIM’s Fishmonger of the Year competition. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Gerard Collier of Fisherman’s Catch in Clogherhead, Co Louth is the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Young Fishmonger of the Year. Collier earned the title f(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)

The edible Irish seaweed Dilisk. The global market for farmed seaweed for human consumption is currently worth €6 billion.

A rapidly growing European market for seaweed or “sea vegetables” could generate up to 200 jobs in coastal areas, a new report published by Bord Iasca(...)

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney who is developing the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy for the marine sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government’s prioritisation of the “blue economy” in the budget has been welcomed by those working on marine research and ocean energy projects.Mi(...)