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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Irish sea

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Environmental Protection Agency says Sellafield leak poses 'negligible risk' to Irish public
A British newspaper claimed yesterday there was a “worsening” leak at the facility.
This year
High seas: Inside the multi-agency maritime pursuit of the MV Matthew
We speak to sources and hear from experts on how the Army Ranger Wing, Navy and Air Corps along with gardaí captured the MV Matthew.
Race against time to board suspicious vessel in Irish Sea as storm threatens security operation
A major security operation is underway after the boat ran aground off the coast of Wexford.
Security operation underway off Wexford coast as naval service attempt to board stricken trawler
The incident took place off the Wexford coast in the early hours of the morning.
Last year
Níall Ó Murchú: Some top tips for getting the most from your Christmas Day swim
The Wim Hof instructor has some good advice for anyone brave enough to venture a Christmas swim.
All time
Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales
The Oa Giants completed the 116km swim from Co Wexford to the Pembrokeshire coast in 34 hours and 25 minutes.
Two men charged with Irish Sea checks graffiti granted bail
Police objected to bail on the ground the two accused could commit further offences.
Pre-Brexit stockpiling creating surge in Irish Sea shipping demand
Stena Line has chartered an extra ship in response to the increased movement of goods.
Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished
That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
Lion's Mane jellyfish spotted on Irish beaches as annual numbers rise
A sting from the Lion’s Mane jellyfish can cause nausea, sweating, cramps and headaches.
'UK must leave as one nation': Foster refutes reports the DUP would accept Irish Sea checks
The London Times reports that the DUP is prepared to accept the North abiding by some EU rules post-Brexit.
Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin
The incident happened at around 4pm today.
Construction on a Welsh nuclear power station 105 km from Ireland is being frozen
Hitachi says it is shelving the project “at this time”.
A new €160m ferry between Dublin and Holyhead will be the biggest of its kind in the world
The vessel will be able to hold 1,500 cars and over 300 trucks.
The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'
We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.
Poll: Will you swim in the seas around Ireland this summer?
Are you ready to risk the polar experience of a dip in Irish coastal waters?
'Extremely poor visibility' hampering rescue efforts for Dublin-bound helicopter in Irish Sea
The aerial search has been suspended until the weather improves.
Lives of Irish Sea fishing crew were 'placed in danger' after being dragged by Royal Navy sub
The crew of the Karen returned safely to shore.
Irish Sea rescue after lobster boat carrying three men capsizes
The men are being treated for hypothermia.
These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy
The swim is in memory of a family friend with epilepsy who died in 2010.
Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay
A young girl was rushed to hospital yesterday in Cork due to a severe reaction to a jellyfish sting.
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).
EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans
Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.
Stormwatch: Travel disruption as ferry services cancelled but flights coping well
A number of Irish Sea crossings have been hit by the storm conditions.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Today everyone’s talking about earthquakes in the Irish Sea and the last stand of Priory Hall residents.
There were two earthquakes in the Irish Sea this morning
Both of the quakes happened close to the English coastline with the larger registering a 3.3 on the Richter scale.
Man airlifted to hospital after medical emergency aboard cargo vessel
The man was diagnosed with suspected sepsis over the radio by doctors in Cork using the ‘Medico’ maritime assistance system.
Relax, Ireland - the sunshine will be back soon!
Many parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rain today, but the outlook for the weekend is looking very good indeed!
Man airlifted to hospital after suffering heart problems aboard ferry
The alarm was raised around 40km out to sea.
There was another earthquake in the Irish Sea last night
Did you feel it?
Could more aftershocks be on the way after today's earthquake?
The past two months have seen a concentration of tremor activity down the west coast of Britain, an Irish expert has said.
Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.
Calls made to reverse over-fishing trends and ban trawling
European Fish Ministers are due to meet this week for the annual distribution of fishing quotas.
Weather warning lifted as heavy rains head to Britain
Some parts of the north-east have seen flood waters rise overnight as the relentless rain continued, however.
Weatherwatch: get ready for 24°C sunshine (and sunburn) by Friday
Karl Mehlhorn from the Irish Weather Network reckons we’re in for a warm week – and to be wary of sunburn.
Woman’s body discovered in Howth harbour
Gardaí have said they are not treating the death as suspicious.
Two hand-built currachs to be launched into the Irish Sea this weekend
The currachs were built by a team in Dublin’s East Wall – who hope that the crafts will compete in regattas over the coming year.
Irish Sea prawn fishery reopens - and other fish quotas increase
Cod catches overall will have to be cut by 25 per cent in 2012 – but many other fish quotas are raised after late-night EU negotiations.
Coveney heads to Brussels for critical talks on fish quotas
The tense annual negotiations on the next year’s fishing quotas are expected to continue into the weekend.