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 (...)

East Atlantic bluefin tuna have survived extreme overfishing.

Somewhere out there beyond the islands – or so I may imagine this autumn – swim pods of giant bluefin tuna, the world’s most valuable fish. It is also(...)

Mizen Head. Spanish-registered fishing vessel “Virxen da Blanca”   was boarded by an inspection team from the LÉ “William Butler Yeats” 150 nautical miles south of Mizen Head.

A Spanish-registered fishing vessel detained by the Naval Service off the southwest coast has been found to have more than a tonne of shark fins (...)

Sean O’Donoghue: “Any State bodies I am involved in or have been involved in are declared.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading fishing industry representative has said he sees no conflict of interest between his role as a national negotiator and his directorship of a(...)

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(...)

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed: “Extremely disappointed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed has accused Opposition parties of “acting recklessly” after a Dáil vote to cancel out legislation on penalty poi(...)

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has warned that Ireland faces large fines  if Fianna Fáil continues to oppose the Government’s legislation on penalty points for serious fishing offences. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has warned that Ireland faces large fines and risks losing an additional €37 million in EU funds if Fianna Fáil cont(...)

In all, some 3,600 inspections took place at sea, inshore and on landings of both Irish and foreign vessels in 2017.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 580 vessels from states other than Ireland were inspected at sea during 2017 by the Naval Service. In all, some 3,600 inspections took plac(...)

More than 300,000 people work for the public service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
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It is not too long ago that the public service and the banks were the main providers of job opportunities for school-leavers. Summers seemed to be one(...)

A file image of the LE Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire.

The Cork auctioneer who handled the State’s sale of the Naval Service patrol ship LE Aisling for €110, 000 has said he is not surprised if the vessel (...)

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