Ireland’s seafood exports are worth about €645m, but it also imports more than €300m. Photograph: iStock

For an island nation, we don’t eat a lot of fish – though the industry is sizeable, contributing about €1.15 billion to the economy. Ireland’s seafood(...)

 Joan  Mulloy’s 2018 goal is to compete in the Solitaire du Figaro, a multi-stage race for about 40 boats every August

Truth be told, Joan Mulloy isn’t too bothered about the male-dominated world of professional sailing. That the status quo is changing ever so graduall(...)

Sign of the times: a protester holds an anti-Trump sign during a protest ahead of a visit by the US president  earlier this week, in San Diego, California.  Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

In numbers: Fishy business €1.15 billion Value of Ireland’s seafood sector in 2017, taking it past €1 billion for the first time, according a report(...)

In addition to sector-specific skills, transversal and cross-sectoral employability skills are increasingly being sought by employers. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Undergraduates expecting to secure employment upon graduation might be surprised to discover that they may lack a range of core skills which employers(...)

UCD offers an MA in Irish Folklore & Ethnology which includes archive work.

UCD’s Top five courses MSc in Actuarial Science MSc in Sports Physiotherapy Master of Business Administration MSc in Behavioural Economics MSc F(...)

Irish boats catch nearly half of the total value of annual quotas in British waters, and Britain is one of the most important markets for exports.  Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Former Bord Iascaigh Mhara chairman Joey Murrin has criticised Minister for Agriculture and Marine Michael Creed over Brexit negotiations, accusing hi(...)

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with a golden redfish at his stall at the Saturday market in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Phenomenal” numbers of mauve stingers on the west coast and more frequent sightings of lion’s mane and Portuguese men-o-war in Irish waters made for (...)

A social media depiction of the  Cárna-Caiseal GAA team   of 2005. Over half the players have left the area and their faces  are  blanked out – two further team members have left since those blank-outs were made. Photograph: Sportsfile

If a photograph can tell 1,000 words an image on social media can reflect the story of a whole lost generation from a western region. A photo of a s(...)

Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

Steve Conneely of the Maria Magdalena III fishing vessel, with Ernest Okutu. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Migrant crew members on Irish fishing vessels are subject to discrimination, exploitation, verbal and physical abuse and “severe underpayment”, accord(...)

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