Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

Rescue 116: the Irish Lights ship Granuaile carrying wreckage from the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Lights ship Granuaile has returned to north Co Mayo to continue the search for two missing airmen from the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 sq(...)

Fishing vessels will converge on north Mayo’s Blackrock island at first light on Saturday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

A fleet of fishing vessels will converge on north Mayo’s Blackrock island at first light on Saturday to sweep the Atlantic seaboard for two missing Ir(...)

The Granuaile arriving in Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard says it is extending shore checks for the two missing Rescue 116 air crew from Cleggan in Galway to Donegal. It also plans to r(...)

Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork: “Brexit should be used as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire Common Fisheries Policy.”

Picture postcard images of two Atlantic fishery harbours in the stillness of winter would suggest they have more to unite than divide them. In the S(...)

Francis O’Donnell said Ireland has one of the largest and biologically fish-rich sea areas, but has been allocated quotas for 18 per cent of the total catch.   Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

An Irish fishing industry representative says north Atlantic coastal states, including Ireland, Iceland and Norway, should form their own economic uni(...)

Former minister for the marine Simon Coveney: set up a  taskforce which initiated the Atypical Working Scheme for Non-European Economic Area Workers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government’s new scheme to protect African, Filipino and other non-Europeans working on Irish fishing vessels from working long hours for low pay (...)

Fishermen aboard a French trawler.  The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern over EU fisheries policy. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern about what it describes as the “continuing decline of the marine environment in the Irish Sea”, followi(...)

The new annual fishing quota deal includes a ban on discarding undersized or over-quota fish at sea, including prawn, whiting, haddock (above) and hake. Photograph: Getty

Fishing industry representatives have welcomed the annual quota deal secured by Minister for Marine Simon Coveney in Brussels early on Wednesday, whic(...)

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