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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(...)

Seagulls gather around a boat unloading their catch in Killybegs. Photograph: Brian McDaid

When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was snapped exchanging a “high five” with New Zealand flyboarder Beau Weston from the deck of the State’s research ship Ce(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a high-five  to flyboarder Beau Weston  at SeaFest 2017 in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed support for a new all-island sail training ship that would be a replacement for the Asgard II. A €16 million pla(...)

Marcus Connaughton will drop his anchor and come ashore for the final time on Friday. Photograph: Seascapes/Twitter

When he drops anchor and comes ashore for the final time on Friday night after presenting his last edition of Seascapes, Marcus Connaughton will have (...)

Family and friends of Paul Ormsby arrive at St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rescue 116 crew member Paul Ormsby was a consummate professional who knew how to make people laugh and smile, his memorial service has heard. Hundred(...)

 Ciarán Smith’s family  arrive at a church in Oldtown, Co Dublin, for his memorial service. Photograph:  Garrett White

Rescue 116 crew member Ciarán Smith was a “drop-everything” kind of friend to whom “time and distance meant nothing”, hundreds of mourners heard at hi(...)

Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile anchored off Black Rock Island Co Mayo last week as the Rescue 116 recovery operation continues. PHotograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 Sikorsky S-92 helicopter had “no mechanical anomalies” before it crashed off the north Mayo coast with the loss of (...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter  at Blacksod, Co Mayo in the search for the missing men.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

West Cork-based tug Ocean Challenger is on its way to north Mayo to help with the search for two airmen still missing from the Irish Coast Guard Rescu(...)

UCD’s David O’Malley:  the stroke man, with Shane Mulvaney,  formed the Ireland lightweight pair which finished fourth at the World Under-23 Championships.

In an action-packed weekend - there are events in Munster, Ulster and Leinster – the Colours Races on the Liffey stand out. UCD’s senior men’s eight t(...)

A Navy vessel off Blacksod Lighthouse, where the search for Rescue 116 is being concentrated. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Efforts are continuing in a short weather window to find the three missing crew from Rescue 116, the Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 air-(...)

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