Atlantic bluefin is the largest tuna; it can reach over 600kg and live for more than 30 years. Illustration: Michael Viney

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to (...)

Capt Sinéad Reen, of the National Maritime College of Ireland,  was the first Irish woman to qualify as a master mariner. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Not so long ago, a British navy captain received an extraordinary reaction to a video he posted on Twitter in response to a jibe about “women drivers”(...)

Lough Derg RNLI go to assist a horse stranded in flood water. A bucket of oats was used  to coax the animal in.

A young horse which slipped into a flooded river on New Year’s Day has been rescued from Lough Derg by the RNLI lifeboat. The animal was spotted stru(...)

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Half past midnight, and I had gone to bed with Sense and Sensibility.Just as Willoughby was to sweep Marianne into his arms, my pager sounded. Wind hu(...)

The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat crew came to the rescue of a family on a cruiser which had suffered engine failure near Hare Island. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A family on a cruise boat were rescued by a lifeboat crew after their vessel suffered engine failure on Lough Derg last night. Valentia C(...)

Women take part in the “Dip In The Nip” fundraiser in aid of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation and cancer services at Pillmore beach in Youghal, Co Cork, yesterday. It was one of several similar events held over the weekend. Photograph: Diane Cusack

The RNLI lifeboat station on the river Shannon’s Lough Derg has urged water users to check local weather forecasts, following two alerts within 24 hou(...)