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A Painted Lady butterfly pictured on a headland west of Castletownbere, Co Cork by Patrick Lyne

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, you don’t need to be a weatherman to know that we are experiencing an extraordinarily mild winter. And the evidence is not ha(...)

The EU sent a mission to Ireland in mid-March, as part of what it describes as a routine audit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission is investigating the State regulator’s system of monitoring some of the largest and most successful fishing vessels in the Iri(...)

The International Transport Federation has called on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to suspend a scheme allowing non-EEA fishermen to crew Irish boats. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

KITTY HOLLAND Social Affairs Correspondent Sixteen fishermen from outside the EU, who gardaí suspect have been trafficked for exploitation in the i(...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter  at Blacksod, Co Mayo in the search for the missing men.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

West Cork-based tug Ocean Challenger is on its way to north Mayo to help with the search for two airmen still missing from the Irish Coast Guard Rescu(...)

Debris from the helicopter being taken to the pier in Blacksod, Co Mayo, scene of the search for the missing Coast Guard crew. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and her crew were tasked on Monday night for a rescue mission, there was little to indicate that it would be anything more (...)

The Government’s system of permits for migrant fishing workers is “legitimising slavery”, a trade union official told a meeting in Liberty Hall. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s system of permits for migrant fishing workers is “legitimising slavery”, a trade union official told a meeting in Liberty Hall, Dubli(...)

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board  is investigating the death of an Egyptian crewman on board an Irish fishing vessel off the southwest coast. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

An Garda Síochána and the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) have launched investigations into the death of an Egyptian crewman on board an Ir(...)

The Irish fishing fleet has shrunk in size in recent years and many of the jobs on boats are now taken by non-Irish and often non-EU workers. File photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty

Revenue officials, gardaí and other agencies have raided fishing vessels in Dublin and Cork as part of an investigation targeting undocumented workers(...)

 Wicklow fishermen Gerald Copeland and David Massey, two of the three crew on the  MFV Lavicca, at the launch of BIM’s Live to Tell the Tale safety campaign at Howth Pier in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Whelk fisherman David Massey knew he was wearing no ordinary lifejacket when he hit the water unexpectedly about 11km off the coast of Wicklow in Apri(...)

The Art O’Neill Challenge January 15th-16th A 55km night hike/run out of Dublin into the Wicklow mountains to Glenmalure artoneillchallenge.ie Biki(...)

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