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(...)

 The 53-year-old London Fisheries Convention grants rights to six neighbouring coastal states to fish within six to 12 nautical miles of each others’ coasts. File photograph: Leon Neal/Reuters

Britain’s signalled withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention is its “first serious shot on Brexit”, according to Irish industry organisations. (...)

Katherine Zappone recalled how she and her wife, Anne Louise Gilligan, had often said to each other they hoped to be ‘ladies in our 80s’. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan decided to spend their life together six weeks after meeting in Boston College in 1(...)

Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork: “Brexit should be used as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire Common Fisheries Policy.”

Picture postcard images of two Atlantic fishery harbours in the stillness of winter would suggest they have more to unite than divide them. In the S(...)

Atlantic Dawn: the value of its  fishing assets was increased substantially by the European Commission’s decision to hinder the efforts of owners of other Irish vessels to upgrade their fleet

The former owners of Atlantic Dawn, which once was Ireland’s biggest-ever trawler, stand to gain a bounty of at least €135 million from a series of de(...)

Fishing boats are seen in Cobh harbour in Co Cork. Fishermen’s representatives have called for a review of EU fishing rules. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s fishing industry has breathed a sigh of relief, after Minister for Marine Michael Creed and his negotiating team in Brussels secured an over(...)

 A fishing boat out of Howth is seen fishing off the coast of Dublin. Irish fishermen have secured a larger quota for next year. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish fishing fleet will secure some 233,500 tonnes of quota next year which is worth €280 million to the industry, Minister for Marine Michael Cr(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said in his budget speech in the Dáil that the measures were to help farmers facing an “exceptionally poor year”to “step out” of income averaging this year. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Farmers will be allowed extra time to pay their tax bills and given access next year to a new low-interest loan fund of €15 million under measures ann(...)

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 (...)