Dick James

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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(...)

Fish producers’ representative Dick James at Portavogie harbour, Co Down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dick James, who leads the 170-plus fishermen plying their trade every day from the ports of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie into the waters around No(...)

 Chief executive of the Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation Dick James: “Unless our politicians are extremely weak in their negotiating, then we have got a hell of a strong hand to play here.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In Portavogie on the Ards peninsula a new flag is flying proudly among the British union and Red Hand of Ulster flags fluttering from the lamp posts (...)

The trawler is the latest in a long line of fishing vessels believed to have been dragged by submarines in the Irish Sea.  Archive photograph of a fishing vessel: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The crew of an Ardglass-based fishing trawler escaped injury when their vessel was towed by a suspected submarine off the coast of Ireland on Wednesda(...)