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# fishing - Sunday 25 March, 2018

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

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

# fishing - Monday 15 January, 2018

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

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

# fishing - Saturday 30 December, 2017

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

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

# fishing - Thursday 2 November, 2017

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

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

# fishing - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

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

# fishing - Thursday 20 July, 2017

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

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

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

# fishing - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing

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

# fishing - Sunday 9 April, 2017

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

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

# fishing - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

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

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

# fishing - Sunday 26 March, 2017

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

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

# fishing - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Poll: Should Northern Ireland boats be allowed to fish off the Republic of Ireland's coasts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland boats be allowed to fish off the Republic of Ireland's coasts?

The Government is planning to allow boats from Northern Ireland to fish very close to Irish shores.

# fishing - Monday 6 February, 2017

The first salmon to be caught this year in Ireland was nabbed in Fermoy

The 7lb fish was caught in the River Blackwater last Wednesday.

# fishing - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Man left in freezing shark infested water for six hours after being dragged out of boat by fish

“He was just one tiny little head bobbing in the ocean”.

# fishing - Friday 23 December, 2016

Nothing fishy here: 500 children from across Dublin have been taught how to fish

Children from Darndale, Jobstown, Mulhuddart, Whitechurch and a number of inner city youth projects took part in the initiative.

# fishing - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources'

How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.

# fishing - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Coast Guard chopper and multiple lifeboats in search for missing fisherman

Rescue services and local boats have been out since 9.30 this morning searching for the man.

# fishing - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Three people rescued from sinking fishing trawler 20 miles off Cork coast

The boat had been taking on water rapidly by the time rescue arrived.

# fishing - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# fishing - Friday 16 September, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to spy on fishermen

“It gives the public an opportunity to see what is happening, even out in the middle of the ocean.”

# fishing - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster

The oft-cited odds of catching one are one in two million.

# fishing - Monday 4 July, 2016

MEP calls for "effective" ban on super trawlers in Irish waters

Líadh Ní Riada said that the trawlers were not being inspected properly.

# fishing - Sunday 22 May, 2016

This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry

Risteard O Domhnaill was behind the documentary The Pipe. Now he has returned with an acclaimed documentary voiced by Brendan Gleeson.

# fishing - Monday 28 March, 2016

Fishermen rescued off Arklow coastline

The distress call came in shortly before 8am this morning.

# fishing - Friday 22 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish lad caught a wallaby while fishing and was interviewed on the Australian news Australia

# fishing - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Brush with death: ‘I was fighting for air, spitting out sea water as the waves broke over my head’

Colm Plunkett does not think he would be alive today if he had not been wearing a lifejacket.

# fishing - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Egyptian national charged with immigration offence at Cork harbour

A search of a fishing boat was carried out this morning.

# fishing - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Exploitation on trawlers: Ministers were aware of illegal worker claims two years ago

Richard Bruton said he was “aware of the contention” that there were illegal workers in the industry.

# fishing - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Fisherman says the state confiscated his fish, then sold it themselves

But SFPA says it is merely observing the law.

# fishing - Monday 2 November, 2015

Major investigation by The Guardian lays bare 'modern slavery' on Irish fishing trawlers Trafficked To Ireland This post contains videos

Major investigation by The Guardian lays bare 'modern slavery' on Irish fishing trawlers

The year-long investigation says workers are being trafficked to Ireland.

# fishing - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Fisherman says he can't understand Met Éireann forecasters with foreign accents

The fisherman says he is not racist but has real health and safety concerns that weather reports are not being understood by some fishermen.

# fishing - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Fishing boat off Donegal coast nearly hit by submarine

The incident happened about 14 miles off Tory Island.

# fishing - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Man dies after being swept into sea off Waterford coast

The man was rescued from the water earlier this afternoon.

Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler

A second man remains in a critical condition.

# fishing - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Sligo shop is proudly selling some very kinky-sounding items Plugged In

This Sligo shop is proudly selling some very kinky-sounding items

Everything’s coming up Fifty Shades out West.

# fishing - Monday 17 August, 2015

Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan

The impact of the likely cause could be “severe” and “irreversible”.

# fishing - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Irish Sea rescue after lobster boat carrying three men capsizes

The men are being treated for hypothermia.

Thieves are fishing keys from homes and sending the stolen cars to Africa

They’re taking them through your letterbox, gardaí say.

# fishing - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Freshly-caught fish gets its last revenge on unsuspecting little boy Oops Upside Yer Head

Freshly-caught fish gets its last revenge on unsuspecting little boy

Fish slap! Baby, fish slap!

# fishing - Friday 3 April, 2015

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