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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Boats

All time
# slap on the wrist
Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines
The EU Commission has suspended more than €6 million in funding as a result of Ireland’s failure to establish a points system.
# ultimate challenge
Dublin man attempting to sail around the world alone with no modern technology
Gregor McGuckin will take part in the Golden Globe Race in July.
# Lough Derg
Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'
The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.
# fibreship
Irish engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution
A new project will see the construction of vessels more than 50 metres in length using fibre materials.
# Swimming
'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
# Farsi Island
Ten US sailors detained after their boats drifted into Iranian waters
Tehran said the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly.
# Lost and Found
Gardaí are trying to find owners for 10 boats and a caravan
Gardaí have seized a lot of equipment.
# drownings
Australian Prime Minister tells EU to 'stop the boats' as hundreds more migrants die
Not everyone is happy about Tony Abbott’s comments.
# Migrants
Up to 400 feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean
Tension is currently mounting in Italy over a recent influx of migrants.
# Yacht the hell
This $150 million behemoth is the Rolls-Royce of superyachts
It has a helipad. For your helicopter, of course.
# see you in court
Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court
The European Commission asked Ireland to change legislation, and they haven’t.
# airbnb
Why stay in a hotel when you can rent a boat?
Take a look around some of the boats on offer on Airbnb.
# de Elcano
Ahoy! One of the world's largest tall ships arrives in Dublin
The Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the third-largest tall ship in the world, is staying over for five days.
# seven nation army
Massive cruise ship plays the opening notes of Seven Nation Army with its horns
Dunnnn dundundundun dunnnn dunnn….
# Immigrants
Italy mounts large-scale patrol of migrant boats after deaths
Italy has appealed for more help from other European countries to deal with the sharp increase in refugee arrivals.
# steady as she goes
Warning over "life-endangering" homemade boats
Several of the jury-rigged craft have been spotted along the Irish coast in recent days.
# Rescue
Two hour search for swimmer in Wexford proves to be a false alarm
The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI began a search after someone on Curracloe Beach spotted a swimmer in difficulty just after 5pm.
# Rescue
Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend
One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.
# remember
Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea
The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.
# Boats
Hardy Bucks' alternative Olympic commentary goes very, very viral
Know nothing about sailing? Neither does Francis ‘The Viper’ Higgins.
# save yourself
Women and children first? Not anymore says shipwreck study
A study into shipwrecks over the years shows that when it comes to survival it is every man for himself.
# Volvo Ocean Race
Fáilte Ireland: Get out of bed and welcome Volvo Ocean Race
Kerryman Damian Foxall is the watch leader on French entry Groupama, and says that “anything but overall victory” would be a disaster for them.
# Gaza
Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists
Fourteen Irish nationals are in Israeli custody after refusing to sign deportation papers.