Sean O’Donoghue, chief executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation: ‘It can’t work. You are really going back to the stone age in terms of weighing.’ File photograph: William Edwards/AFP

Efforts are under way for the Irish fishing sector to access a controversial European Commission investigation report that led to catches having to be(...)

From February 1st, Howth in Co Dublin will be added to the designated ports list. File photograph: iStock

Five additional ports in the State will be opened up for Northern Ireland-registered vessels to allow them land their catches from early next month. (...)

A view of Rockall, a small uninhabited rock approximately 230 nautical miles north-west of Donegal and 167 miles west of deserted Scottish island of St Kilda. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

There is an “increased risk” that Scottish authorities will take enforcement action against Irish vessels operating in the waters around Rockall, the (...)

Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín on a routine patrol off Rockall. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

A renewal of tensions over fishing access around Rockall in the North Atlantic now threatens to “finish” seasonal Irish squid fishing, industry repres(...)

Taoiseach says while the deal reached between the EU-UK would disappoint fishermen, it is was still better than no deal. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the Irish fishing industry will be disappointed by the EU-UK trade deal, which he called “the least bad version of Brexi(...)

UK chief negotiator David Frost leaving the UK ambassador’s residence in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

Talk turned to how to limit the damage on January 1st as a resolution remained elusive in talks between the European Union and United Kingdom to set t(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and the Marine has been told that recent successes in increasing fish stocks could be reversed. File photograph: Getty

Fears have been raised over the potential for significant ecological damage to fishing grounds if a no-deal Brexit drives more EU boats away from UK w(...)

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation said it would be ‘totally unacceptable’ if the UK was proposing to discuss EU access to pelagic stocks in British waters in ongoing annual negotiations. File photograph: Getty

The UK proposal to strip pelagic fish stocks such as mackerel out of talks on a trade deal with the EU could undermine the viability of Irish fishing,(...)

The Irish fleet relies heavily on mackrel in British waters. Photograph: iStock

Handing back the share of fish caught by EU fleets in UK waters proposed by Brussels in Brexit trade talks would be an “unmitigated disaster” for Iris(...)

Fisherman Michael Cavanagh at Greencastle Port in Co Donegal: the small fishing harbour faces a unique Brexit problem. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The Irish fishing industry is bracing itself for thousands of job losses as Brexit talks limp on with no sign of a breakthrough on the future of fishe(...)

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