A view of Rockall, a small uninhabited rock approximately 230 nautical miles north-west of Donegal and 167 miles west of deserted Scottish island of St Kilda. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

There is an “increased risk” that Scottish authorities will take enforcement action against Irish vessels operating in the waters around Rockall, the (...)

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(...)

Fisherman Michael Cavanagh at Greencastle Port in Co Donegal: the small fishing harbour faces a unique Brexit problem. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The Irish fishing industry is bracing itself for thousands of job losses as Brexit talks limp on with no sign of a breakthrough on the future of fishe(...)

The long-running dispute  has pitted the Government against the fishing industry, Fianna Fáil and most of the Opposition. File photograph: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg

Some €6 million in EU funding for the Irish fishing sector has been suspended by the European Commission because of the failure to establish a penalty(...)

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

Irish fisheries organisations are seeking legal advice about overturning a 2013 agreement between Ireland and the UK that includes Rockall in Britain’(...)

Two Northern Ireland registered fishing boats seized by Naval Service   in  February. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fishermen living in the Republic have condemned the Government decision to rush through an amendment to legislation which will give Northern Ireland v(...)

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(...)

A map indicating the potential impact of Brexit on Irish fisheries. EEZ areas are exclusive economic zones  Image: Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation

British environment secretary Michael Gove has said the UK government is “committed to protecting our strong, historic ties with Ireland” , in spite o(...)

Controversial legislation on fishing access to Irish waters would deliver an “open back door” to EU vessels and undermine Ireland’s position during Brexit talks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversial legislation on fishing access to Irish waters would deliver an “open back door” to EU vessels and undermine Ireland’s position during Br(...)

A file image showing a fishing boat out of the Co Dublin port of Howth. Photograph: Alan Betson/THE IRISH TIMES

A Government plan to formalise a 52-year-old “gentleman’s” agreement permitting northern and southern Irish fishing vessels reciprocal rights to the i(...)

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