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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Atlantic

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# Atlantic
Defence Forces release images of Russian, French and US ships in international waters off Ireland
The Defence Forces issued an update of its monitoring operation this afternoon.
# Atlantic
Monitoring of Russian Naval ships begins off the south coast
The Russian military are expected to conduct drills from tomorrow in the Atlantic at a location off the south coast.
# Atlantic
Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.
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# atlantic coast
A 'significant' amount of pure cocaine is washing up on France's west coast
On Friday two people discovered two packages on the beach at Arcachon, southwest of Bordeaux, containing 3 kg of cocaine.
# deep dive
How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.
Voices
Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?
It’s time for the government to ban fossil fuel exploration and invest in the real local, rural renewable economy on our coastlines, writes Sinead Mercier.
# plastic pollution
Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds
It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.
# Argentina
Relatives angry as 'explosion' dashes hopes for missing 44 on board submarine
Relatives reacted with anger as the news emerged.
# Don't Try This At Home
Three Irish doctors and a businessman are rowing across the Atlantic for charity
Three experienced rowers and one novice are taking their boat Saoirse across the Atlantic in a charity row.
# long haul
Former Connacht and Leinster lock Browne preparing to row across the Atlantic
Now 37, the second row is raising money for MSF, Madra and the Strong Roots foundation.
# something fishy
'It's misleading' - is a tricolour sticker on fish enough to convince you it comes from Ireland?
The large supermarkets in operation here have adopted similar approaches to each other when it comes to marketing fish sourced from abroad.
# blacksod
'You hang on to a thread of hope but are fearful' - The search for Rescue 116
Three crew members are yet to be recovered.
# tricolour flying high
This Galway man just rowed the Atlantic solo and the photos of him finishing are amazing
“To do it for Ireland.”
# row paddy row
This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic
Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED
# wild atlantic
British man begins his attempt to swim across the Atlantic
Ben Hooper is expected to take five months.
# ocean journey
Grandfather who fought off sharks in last solo kayak plans to cross Atlantic for third time
He once rafted along the Amazon in Peru but had to abort the mission after encountering bandits.
# Atlantic
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.
# no smooth sailing
WATCH: Cruise ship forced to turn around after sailing into hurricane-force winds in the Atlantic
The Royal Caribbean cruise liner was hit by 30 foot waves and 150mph winds.
# hurricane alex
The weather is getting weirder. There's a hurricane FIVE MONTHS before hurricane season
Hurricane Alex is the first Atlantic hurricane to form in January in 78 years.
# Property Porn
Fancy a peek inside the most expensive house for sale in America?
Got a spare €126 million knocking around?
# cable ties
A €280m cable is going to link Mayo and New York
The news could mean brilliant things for the economy out west…
# Climate Change
The 'pause' in global warming could last another 10 years
… however things will start heating up rapidly after that.
# Emotional contagion
Facebook 'manipulated users emotions' in secret study
For one week in 2012 Facebook tampered with the algorithm to see how it affected users.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you ever swim in the sea in Ireland?
Do you brave the always ever-so-icy-waters here? (Wearing a wetsuit is cheating, you know).
# Natural Resources
From The Pipe to the Atlantic: telling the story of Irish marine resources
The maker of the acclaimed documentary The Pipe is appealing for help in finishing his newest film.
# derrr-der derrr-der
Incredible photo captures huge shark approaching swimmer off Kerry beach
Too close for comfort…
# hold onto your hats
Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplaning all hazards as storm approaches
Winds gusting 100 to 130 km/h are expect to hit Atlantic counties later tonight.
# storm ireland
Why Storm Christine wasn't actually called Storm Christine
It was loud and impressive but what was it called?
# fish fight
Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas
The European Commission is attempting to end a dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands over fishing rights in the north-east Atlantic.
# come back sunshine
Video: Let's take a moment to remember just how great the heatwave was
Remember when it was so hot that we needed ways to cool off? This video shows people jumping off the diving platforms at Blackrock in Galway.
# review 2012
Sitdown Sunday: The 20 deadliest reads of 2012
It’s been a year of great writing. Here’s the very best from around the web.
# Golf
Watch out Tiger, Jack - Rory's hungry for more
“My biggest goal this week was to try to win the Singapore Open and I just came up a little bit short,” he said.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.
# Weather
Weatherwatch: Here's why June has been so soggy
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the Azores High to deliver a ‘summer’.
# titanic100
Who owns the Titanic, and who can dive at the wreck?
TheJournal.ie has been looking into issues surrounding the Titanic disaster 100 years after the ship struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage.
# Rescue
Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic
The six rowers, five British and one Irish, were taking part in a challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados.
# Irene
Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact
Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…
# Hurricane Dora
Hurricane Dora gaining strength off Mexican coast
The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm watch for the country’s southwestern coast over the strengthening hurricane – the fourth to be named this season.
Voices
The quiet coup
A former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund reveals why we shouldn’t really be scared of the big, bad wolf.
Voices
Shame on us for making Pastor Jones a celebrity
The Pastor may be legally entitled to set the Qu’ran alight – but that doesn’t make it right.