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(...)

The seafarers’ tax allowance has been extended to the fishing fleet as a result of an Indecon consultancy review of marine taxation, and will amount to a tax credit of €1,270 for workers on board fishing vessels. File photograph: Getty Images

Extension of a seafarers’ tax allowance in Budget 2017 has been given a cautious welcome by the fishing industry. Up till now, only crew on merchant (...)

It is understood that the raids involved armed members of the force accompanied by members of the Garda Dog Unit as well as officials from Revenue and Customs and officials from the Workplace Relations Commission.

The Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO) has made a formal complaint to GSOC about the manner in which armed gardaí were deployed during raids on (...)

Penalty points mainly relate to quota infringements. Accumulation can lead to a suspension in fishing. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

The fishing industry has criticised new laws which enforce penalty points for fisheries offences even where the alleged offender is cleared by the co(...)

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