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From February 1st, Howth in Co Dublin will be added to the designated ports list. File photograph: iStock

Five additional ports in the State will be opened up for Northern Ireland-registered vessels to allow them land their catches from early next month. (...)

Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín on a routine patrol off Rockall. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

A renewal of tensions over fishing access around Rockall in the North Atlantic now threatens to “finish” seasonal Irish squid fishing, industry repres(...)

The men were rescued by the Coastguard shortly after abandoning the FV Kayleigh,   based out of Skibbereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Two fishermen were severely burned when they were engulfed by a fireball while trying to deal with a blaze onboard their sinking ship last March. The(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘I would like to see it happening before Christmas, it could go beyond Christmas Day.’ Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that a post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and the UK is “more likely than less likely” but that a deal on fishing is (...)

Penguins at Fota are set to benefit from the donation of  fish to the wildlife park. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

They may be facing the prospect of British prime minister Boris Johnson ordering British gunboats to patrol waters that they have fished in for years,(...)

Dinah Busher: ‘If there isn’t a deal done to allow us to continue to fish in UK waters, then that’s all off limits to us and we’re losing out on five months of income.’ Photograph: Niall Duffy/West Cork Photo

The sky is an azure blue above Hungry Hill and a bright, silvery sun dances on the glass-like waters of Castletownbere Harbour, but the serene setting(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the Irish fishing sector was worth €1.4 billion annually and supported 16,000 jobs,  Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Irish fishery rights are central to the EU’s fraught negotiations with the UK on their post-Brexit relationship, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Co(...)

The directive from the department had banned trawlers over 18m from fishing within the six-mile limit. File photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

A leading fishing organisation has welcomed a High Court ruling which has effectively led to a Department of the Marine ban of vessels over 18 metres (...)

  PJ Sheehan

Born: March 17th, 1933 Died: August 10th, 2020 Paddy (PJ) Sheehan, a former Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, was a formidable political figure whose(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick PJ Sheehan.

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick “PJ” Sheehan, who was involved in politics for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 87, a week after the death of hi(...)

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