The  audit was conducted last March in  Killybegs, Co Donegal,  where the largest volume of fish is landed

Ireland’s fishery protection controls suffer from “severe and significant weaknesses” with a lack of “effective” enforcement and penalties, according (...)

Keith Clarke at Inishmurray Island off Co Sligo

Keith Clarke has been bringing visitors to Inishmurray Island, seven kilometres off the coast of Sligo, for 32 years, but says he was devastated last (...)

The King of Tory Patsy Don Rodgers outside the Dáil last month with fellow Tory Island residents calling for an a new ferry to service the island off Donegal. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Island Federation, Comhdháíl Oileáin na hÉireann, has welcomed a Government commitment to review its handling of State transport links to of(...)

The European Commission is taking action against Ireland for allegedly failing to comply with EU law on the mutual recognition of seafarers’ qualifica(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

The Irish Coast Guard claims Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has “not been sufficiently advised” of the full consequences of reorganisation proposals. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that the lives of both rescue staff and volunteers could be put at risk by a reorganisation of maritime safety which (...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said the reorganisation of maritime safety and marine emergency services would co-ordinate efforts more closely between the Irish Coast Guard and Marine Survey Office. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Cabinet has approved a reorganisation of maritime safety and marine emergency services by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar which will combine t(...)