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# fishing - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Anglers can now fish within 5km of their home

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

# fishing - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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

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

# fishing - Monday 20 April, 2020

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

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

# fishing - Monday 9 December, 2019

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing

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

# fishing - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

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

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

# fishing - Sunday 7 July, 2019

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

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

# fishing - Thursday 4 July, 2019

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.

# fishing - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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

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

# fishing - Monday 10 June, 2019

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

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

# fishing - Friday 7 June, 2019

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

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

# fishing - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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

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.

# fishing - Friday 1 March, 2019

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

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

# fishing - Friday 11 January, 2019

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

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

# fishing - Friday 4 January, 2019

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

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

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

# fishing - Friday 28 December, 2018

84 rivers to open for salmon fishing in 2019

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

# fishing - Friday 21 December, 2018

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

The restrictions will kick in in 2020.

# fishing - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

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

# fishing - Saturday 15 September, 2018

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

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

# fishing - Monday 28 May, 2018

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

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

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

# 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.

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