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’(...)

A cushion star  in Poor Knights marine reserve  off New Zealand

The move by Minister for the Marine Michael Creed to exclude large fishing trawlers from Ireland’s coastal seas is great news for the conservation of (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  ‘I think the less we talk about boardings and potential clashes the better.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has ruled out sending Naval Service vessels into the waters around Rockall. Mr Coveney said “(...)

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association at a protest outside Cork City Hall. Photograph:  Michelle Devane/PA Wire

John Flaherty travelled nearly 200km from his farm in Castleisland, Co Kerry to join more than a thousand others in Ballinasloe, Co Galway to have his(...)

A file image of  two Northern fishing boats seized by the Naval Service for fishing in an exclusion zone off the State’s coast. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Lawyers for fishermen who won a Supreme Court case over access by Northern Ireland vessels to Irish waters have written to President Michael D Higgins(...)

Gerard Kelly began a hunger strike outside of the Dáil to highlight his concerns in relation to the introduction of the controversial Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed has appealed to a mussel fisherman not to continue the hunger strike he began in protest over legislation to res(...)

The two Northern fishing boats seized by the Naval Service moored in Clogherhead, Co Louth. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Controversial legislation allowing Northern fishing vessels access to Irish waters is expected to pass in the Seanad this week, but without unanimity (...)

The Minister had wanted to complete all stages of the Irish Fisheries (Amendment) Bill in the Seanad on Thursday to have it finalised before the March 29th deadline for the UK’s departure from the EU.

A final decision on legislation allowing Northern fishing vessels access to Irish waters has been delayed until two days before the Brexit March 29th (...)

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

EU fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels reached agreement early this morning on next year’s fish quotas, amid continuing uncertainty over the impac(...)

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