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THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment. By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent Dateline – June 30, 2014. GOVERNMENT PLANNING A NEW MARITIME SAFETY STRATEGY The Irish Maritime Administration, which is effectively the Coast Guard and other sections of maritime transport within the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, has decided that Ireland needs a new maritime safety culture. What effects will this have? To read this story, please go
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THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment. By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent Dateline – June 23, 2014. WOW – THAT CAUSED SOME RESPONSE ! There was a huge response to my story about the Killarney shad last week. Several readers described the supplied photograph as a different fish, but the shad remains a fish worthy of protection. Interestingly Inland Fisheries Ireland has urged the public to be more conscious
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THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly News and Comment Round-Up Updated Dateline - April 29, 2014. -------------------------------------- SEAFOOD GRADUATE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED An important step forwards in the seafood industry is the announcement today (Tuesday April 29) by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency and University College Cork (UCC) of an agreement to provide structured industry placements for UCC graduates to the Irish Seafood Processing Sector through the ‘Seafood Graduate Programme’.
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THIS ISLAND NATION WEEKLY NEWS AND COMMENT ROUND-UP Dateline - MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ THIS WEEK Giving a voice to coastal communities; what do you think of the new names of Irish naval ships and more... Read on ... A VOICE FOR COASTAL COMMUNITIES On Thursday, May 1, I will be chairing the opening session of a conference about coastal communities. This will be held at the Woodlands Hotel
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THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment Round-Up from Marine Correspondent, Tom MacSweeney Dateline – April 7, 2014. ----------------------------- THIS WEEK: What is the point of a Heritage Department if it will not look after the heritage of the last Irish ship of its kind? Stout wreck; Largest ship at Drogheda … ARKLOW RESCUE It is not often that the RNLI and the Commissioners of Irish Lights combine to rescue