Mackerel may be in larger numbers outside traditional fishing waters, but are showing signs of starvation

The strongest voice for marine science in the northeast Atlantic comes from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), based in (...)

Trucks and freight lined up at Rosslare Euro Port on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The loss of the Irish Ferries services between Rosslare and France next year could severely impact Irish, Spanish and French exporters of fresh fish a(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said the contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit was ‘long overdue’ but the pharmacies needed ‘clear guidance and practical solutions’ to benefit patients. Photograph: EPA

The Government must produce more information on how businesses would manage a no-deal Brexit “on the ground” and to provide “more meaningful” support (...)

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(...)

John Lynch, skipper of the fishing vessel Eblana: “Fish don’t do borders. They have tails; they move.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is an overcast but dry December morning at Howth pier in north Co Dublin. John Lynch and his crew are preparing to take his trawler, the Eblana, ou(...)

 Chris Winning, Margaret Horgan, Una Scally and  Tánaiste  Simon Coveney,  at the Getting Ireland Brexit Ready conference in Cork. Photograph: Julien Behal

Large supermarket chains have asked suppliers to conduct “mapping” exercises to track where their products originate as part of planning for Brexit to(...)

Sean O’Donoghue: “Any State bodies I am involved in or have been involved in are declared.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading fishing industry representative has said he sees no conflict of interest between his role as a national negotiator and his directorship of a(...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes celebrates scoring a late point to equalise the game against Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick manager John Kiely felt that his team belied the numerical disparity as they earned a draw against Cork on Saturday night despite playing mor(...)

Irish boats catch nearly half of the total value of annual quotas in British waters, and Britain is one of the most important markets for exports.  Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Former Bord Iascaigh Mhara chairman Joey Murrin has criticised Minister for Agriculture and Marine Michael Creed over Brexit negotiations, accusing hi(...)

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