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Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector
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Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector

Apr 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,893 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.
Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation
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Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation

Apr 7th 2021, 8:25 PM 78 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.

Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact
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Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact

Apr 6th 2021, 8:30 PM 45,962 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy reveals over 30 tonnes of threatened fish were discarded in one year, including the endangered basking shark and critically endangered skates.

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast
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# Lé James Joyce

Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast

Mar 1st 2021, 5:31 PM 32,691 Views 27 Comments

The vessel was detained for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
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'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:53 PM 12,938 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.

Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal
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Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal

Jan 18th 2021, 5:09 PM 16,392 Views 27 Comments

Metropolitan Police confirmed that 14 people had been issued with fines after a protest this morning.

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month
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# Brexit Impact

Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month

Jan 18th 2021, 2:34 PM 15,275 Views 7 Comments

The five new ports designated are Ros a Mhíl, Greencastle, Howth, Rathmullen and Burtonport.

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
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# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,196 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

Shots fired as patrol officers discover illegal salmon fishing on River Suir
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# Tipperary

Shots fired as patrol officers discover illegal salmon fishing on River Suir

Aug 18th 2020, 3:02 PM 69,087 Views 50 Comments

Gardaí said they are investigating the incident.

'We didn't really perceive him as this famous person, he was just big Jack to us'
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'We didn't really perceive him as this famous person, he was just big Jack to us'

Jul 13th 2020, 10:45 AM 39,011 Views 6 Comments

Former Galway player Alan Kerins on his family’s close links to Jack Charlton.

Anglers can now fish within 5km of their home
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# Restrictions

Anglers can now fish within 5km of their home

May 6th 2020, 2:48 PM 19,494 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil last week that “the issue of solitary fishing… has come up on a number occasions”.

Taoiseach to ask NPHET for advice on if people can go fishing under Covid restrictions
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# Take The Bait

Taoiseach to ask NPHET for advice on if people can go fishing under Covid restrictions

Apr 30th 2020, 9:46 PM 35,878 Views 96 Comments

Some TDs have been angling for a change to the restrictions to allow solitary fishing.

Dingle protesters stop Spanish trawler from landing at harbour, citing Covid-19 fears
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# Coronavirus

Dingle protesters stop Spanish trawler from landing at harbour, citing Covid-19 fears

Apr 20th 2020, 3:24 PM 31,336 Views 35 Comments

The Spanish-owned boat arrived instead at Castletownbere this morning.

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing
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# Extinction Rebellion

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing

Dec 9th 2019, 2:01 PM 12,341 Views 20 Comments

“The oceans are dying before our eyes – we should be doing everything we can to reverse this situation before it is too late.”

'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system
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'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system

Jul 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,276 Views 15 Comments

The government has previously tried to implement the points system – in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – failing each time.

New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead
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New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead

Jul 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,770 Views 11 Comments

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines
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# Slap On The Wrist

Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines

Jul 4th 2019, 5:49 PM 8,743 Views 15 Comments

The EU Commission has suspended more than €6 million in funding as a result of Ireland’s failure to establish a points system.

Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'
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# Rock On Rockall

Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'

Updated Jun 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 32,470 Views 91 Comments

The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island.

Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland
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# Rockall Dispute

Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland

Jun 10th 2019, 2:02 PM 13,405 Views 21 Comments

Coveney said that it was important to “take the heat” out of the discussion around the disputed island.

Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall
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# Ongoing Dispute

Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall

Jun 7th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,049 Views 60 Comments

The jurisdiction over the 12 mile area around Rockall have long been disputed.

Bill to allow Northern Irish boats to fish off Ireland's coasts approved by Dáil
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# Voisinage

Bill to allow Northern Irish boats to fish off Ireland's coasts approved by Dáil

Mar 28th 2019, 9:31 PM 11,600 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland allows Irish boats to fish in its 0-6 mile zone off its coasts – but Ireland had no laws to reciprocate the same measure.

Fishermen appear in Louth court after NI trawlers seized by Irish naval service
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# Uk Trawlers

Fishermen appear in Louth court after NI trawlers seized by Irish naval service

Updated Mar 1st 2019, 3:00 PM 61,417 Views 109 Comments

The two trawlers were detained in Dundalk Bay by Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla.

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast
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Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

Jan 11th 2019, 11:54 AM 19,903 Views 21 Comments

The ship was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry
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# Cod

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry

Jan 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 7,130 Views 39 Comments

Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.

84 rivers to open for salmon fishing in 2019
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# Year Of Salmon

84 rivers to open for salmon fishing in 2019

Dec 28th 2018, 1:46 PM 23,248 Views 25 Comments

Half of the rivers will be classified as open for catch and release.

Large fishing trawlers banned inside six miles of Irish coast under new shake up
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Large fishing trawlers banned inside six miles of Irish coast under new shake up

Dec 21st 2018, 10:15 PM 17,176 Views 36 Comments

The restrictions will kick in in 2020.

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'
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# Human Trafficking

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 13,207 Views 0 Comments

Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.

Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done
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# Fishing Rights

Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done

Sep 15th 2018, 8:10 AM 27,441 Views 47 Comments

At present, Irish-registered vessels are permitted to fish off Northern Ireland shores.

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
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# Marine Litter

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,349 Views 38 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

Eel fishermen who went out of business after Irish ban may soon receive financial support
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Eel fishermen who went out of business after Irish ban may soon receive financial support

Mar 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 15,252 Views 19 Comments

The government has opened up talks with the European Commission to set up a support programme.

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
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# Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

Jan 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,605 Views 24 Comments

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit
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# Lough Foyle

A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit

Dec 30th 2017, 7:15 AM 34,110 Views 24 Comments

Both Ireland and the UK claim Lough Foyle as their own – so what fishing rules will be implemented after Brexit?

Two men rescued from sinking fishing boat that was 'almost underwater'
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Two men rescued from sinking fishing boat that was 'almost underwater'

Nov 2nd 2017, 10:32 AM 25,839 Views 16 Comments

The Skerries RNLI set out from the Laytown coast shortly after 5.30am this morning.

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
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# Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,643 Views 29 Comments

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

Over 100 Irish ships have violated a scheme that protects foreign fishermen
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Over 100 Irish ships have violated a scheme that protects foreign fishermen

Jul 20th 2017, 3:44 PM 12,088 Views 17 Comments

An investigation by The Guardian found workers on Irish trawlers were being exploited.

'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer
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# Sewage

'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer

Jul 20th 2017, 9:42 AM 46,439 Views 37 Comments

The blockage led to a manhole cover overflowing and sewage being discharged into the River Tolka.

Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing
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# Rod Stewards

Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing

May 21st 2017, 8:00 AM 10,407 Views 21 Comments

The scheme aims to teach children fly fishing with a view to introducing them to a lifelong hobby.

'The system is a joke': A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers
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# Fishy Business

'The system is a joke': A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers

Apr 9th 2017, 5:40 PM 23,480 Views 40 Comments

A scheme was brought in last year to protect foreign staff – but there are claims that exploitation is still rife.

Could Brexit make Ireland's change to Sea Fisheries rules redundant?
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# Foreign Waters

Could Brexit make Ireland's change to Sea Fisheries rules redundant?

Mar 28th 2017, 6:01 AM 11,909 Views 14 Comments

Britain wants to use this break from the EU to keep its shores to itself – and revive its fishing industry.

The government wants to open up Ireland's exclusive fishing boundaries - and Senators aren't happy
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# Muddied Waters

The government wants to open up Ireland's exclusive fishing boundaries - and Senators aren't happy

Mar 26th 2017, 8:15 AM 25,541 Views 28 Comments

Seanad members have been debating an amendment to the Sea Fisheries Bill.

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