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Almost half of wartime shipwrecks in the Irish Sea, including hundreds of war graves, have been incorrectly identified on maps and charts, scientists say. Researchers at Bangor University are using the £2.8 million research vessel Prince Madog to survey hundreds of vessels sunk in the First and Second ...
But these busy marine “corridors” were also well-known to enemy forces, and losses due to German U-boat attacks, mines and collisions due to enforced “blackouts” in the Irish Sea were significant throughout both conflicts. There are more than 200 such wreck sites around Wales and many have yet to be ...

One school of thought is that the UK is going to agree to a situation such as Northern Ireland staying in the customs union and single market, so that there is a border in the Irish Sea rather than a land one. This analysis assumes that the DUP influence in propping up Theresa May's government will only go ...
Theresa May reiterated her opposition to a border in the Irish Sea and made clear, as she has done before, that the Province must retain full access to the internal UK market. Her comments are welcome and important, but they are still not the end of the matter. London in December committed to the fact that ...
It is called the paired exchange programme and allows voluntary donors to donate their organs in conjunction with donors on either side of the Irish Sea in order to broaden the 'pool' of potentially compatible donors. "It was like winning the lottery," Stacey said of learning of the programme last October.
Under the controversial arrangements – to be put in place if the UK fails to come forward with a better solution – Northern Ireland would continue to be considered “part of the customs territory of the Union”, effectively creating a customs border along the Irish Sea. When first proposed in February, Mrs May ...

Even the signs along the dock in Carlingford, showing obvious signs of age with murky covers scratched from years of visitors, boast about the statuses in place to protect the habitats that make the Carlingford Lough the oasis it is. Escaping into the Irish Sea, water from the Carlingford Lough carries with it ...
We do not desire a border in the Irish sea any more than we want to see a border between Newry and Dundalk, or between Holyhead and Dublin.” Britain has insisted it opposed a hard border. Darroch told the audience: “The prime minister said in December last year that the UK remained committed to ...
Tourism Ireland's latest initiative shines a light on 5000 years of legends created, and lives lived in the counties that lie between the Irish Sea and the mighty River Shannon. Discover 'The Land of 5000 Dawns' centred on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Newgrange and the Boyne River Valley.
It is now looking for franchise partners to build its presence in Ireland as it readies a launch across the Irish Sea into the UK. It currently has four outlets in Dublin, including Hatch Street and Parnell Street, and one in Cork. Like many franchise ideas, Darragh Fanning, general manager of Zambrero Ireland, ...
Tourism Ireland's latest initiative shines a light on 5000 years of legends created, and lives lived in the counties that lie between the Irish Sea and the mighty River Shannon. Discover 'The Land of 5000 Dawns' centred on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Newgrange and the Boyne River Valley.
European Union proposals for Northern Ireland to be separated from Britain by a customs border in the Irish Sea are “utterly unacceptable” and will never be supported by the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster told Michel Barnier today. The DUP leader, whose support in Brexit negotiations is ...
Swimmer rescued from Irish Sea in middle of winter storms. Gardai have appealed for people not to go swimming in the sea or in rivers or lakes during the extreme weather. The scene of the swimmer's rescue (@socodutweets/PA). 1 1 The scene of the swimmer's rescue (@socodutweets/PA). March 2 2018. 0 Comments ...
Swimmer rescued from Irish Sea in middle of winter storms. Gardai have appealed for people not to go swimming in the sea or in rivers or lakes during the extreme weather. The scene of the swimmer's rescue (@socodutweets/PA) 1 The scene of the swimmer's rescue (@socodutweets/PA). By Michelle ...
A scientist from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is part of a team aiming to solve one of the oldest mysteries in Welsh history. Geoarchaeologist Dr Martin Bates is helping to discover whether there is a "lost land" under the Irish Sea. Oral traditions of "lost kingdoms" in Welsh mythology date back to ...
A group of Irish and international scientists has begun exploring the Irish Sea for submerged landscapes. Large areas of habitable land were submerged following climate change and sea level rises that came after the last Ice Age. Globally, an area twice the size of the US ended up underwater after the sea ...
A research expedition that set sail this week hopes to uncover evidence of prehistoric land under the Irish Sea. The Europe's Lost Frontiers project will explore extensive submerged land between Ireland and Britain. The group includes scientists from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, University College ...

However, Prime Minister Theresa May has already rejected the proposal and Mrs Foster, speaking to Bloomberg TV on Wednesday, said any border in the Irish Sea would badly damage Northern Ireland's economy. "What was there, in the [EU draft agreement] legal text, is around creating a border down ...
At the Imagining Ireland concert at the Barbican earlier this month, Paul Noonan of BellX1 described the multifaceted gig as “a photograph of some of the noises coming out of Ireland right now”; performers ranged from Lisa Hannigan and Crash Ensemble to Loah and Stephen James Smith, with a ...
As part of the 'Lost Frontiers' project, a research team from Ireland's Institute of Technology Sligo and University College Cork recently explored extensive submerged landscapes of the Irish Sea aboard the Marine Institute's 'RV Celtic Voyager'. As part of the 'Lost Frontiers' project, a research team from ...
Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald has effectively called for the UK government to ensure there is no trade border between Northern Ireland and GB post-Brexit. In a move that is sure to surprise many unionists, the republican leader appears to have adopted a similar position to that of the DUP, who ...
#FerryNews - Heysham Port in recent weeks has had a new ro-ro ramp linkspan installed bringing to three berthing facilities serving the growing Irish Sea trade through the Lancashire port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The £10m investment by the Peel Ports operated harbour has created a dedicated loading ...
'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers look for evidence of first Irish settlers under the sea. 27 minutes ago 1,722 Views 5 Comments. Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric 'palaeolandscape' of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys. Share4 Tweet ...
IT Sligo has joined a research team from the University of Bradford which has set out to explore the Irish Sea. Along with University College Cork (UCC) and the Irish Marine Institute, the group will carry out an expedition to explore submerged landscapes between Ireland and Great Britain. Following the last ...
A group of Irish and international scientists has begun exploring the Irish Sea for submerged landscapes. Large areas of habitable land were submerged following climate change and sea level rises that came after the last Ice Age. Globally, an area twice the size of the US ended up underwater after the sea ...
A research expedition that set sail this week hopes to uncover evidence of prehistoric land under the Irish Sea. The Europe's Lost Frontiers project will explore extensive submerged land between Ireland and Britain. The group includes scientists from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, University College ...
She said the seawater baths was in a unique position within Dublin City Council's linear park which consists of the grassy acres and walkways sited between the Clontarf-Howth Road and the Irish Sea. The very large swimming pool contains a sluice that will allow filtered and clean Irish Sea water to enter ...
The new ship according to a Red Funnel announcement, is designed to provide additional year-round freight capacity for the Southampton-East Cowes route. The service currently handles 53% of all freight movements across the Solent. At 74m in length, she will provide 265 lane metres of roll-on/roll-off ...
The couple, both in their mid-thirties, lived a quiet, family focused life, with summers spent at a tumbledown holiday cottage between Cloughy and Portaferry, collecting driftwood to build fires on the shores of the Irish Sea. "There was no electricity or running water, just a pipe in the garden, it was almost like ...
A delegation of South Ayrshire councillors has crossed the Irish sea for high level talks with the DUP. The team of Tories was granted an audience with Arlene Foster, head of the Democratic Unionists, at Stormont last Friday. Talks surrounded the “vital need” to upgrade the crumbling A77 which serves ...
It's also not so sure if it wants to be moved to the middle of the Irish Sea, but is booking swimming lessons just in case. All in all, it seems to be mostly feeling neglected, forgotten and a lot like an afterthought in Brexit negotiations. It said: "I was just minding my own business, you know, being a largely ...
The bare minimum, one that the Guardian reveals will be set out in the EU27's negotiating objectives, is for Northern Ireland to remain de facto in the single market and customs union and for the border to move to the Irish Sea. That is unacceptable to the bulk of Conservative MPs and, of course, to the DUP.
But as leader of the Mount Vernon UVF, his influence was local. So far Scap is the most senior exposed British agent in the IRA, playing a key role in the organisation for two decades. He knows its leadership's darkest secrets. If he is charged, a lot of people on both sides of the Irish Sea will be very nervous.
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced that following proposals made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum, two public consultations will be held on conservation measures for razor clams in the North Irish Sea and brown crab in Irish waters. Regarding razor clams, it is proposed to ...
An Anglesey man who once worked as a chef on an Irish Sea ferry is hoping for cinematic success at the glittering Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles. Graham Wyn Jones, 57, from Holyhead , was hand-picked to be one of the storyboard artists for last year's Beauty and the Beast, which starred Emma Watson ...
No sooner had Boris Johnson talked of a bridge across the channel than the prospect of one across the Irish Sea resurfaced. It's been spoken of before but this time it's been mentioned by architect Professor Alan Dunlop, who knows rather more about these things than our attention-seeking foreign ...
(Picture: Sarko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie. AN IRISH flight bound for Britain was forced to divert after striking a bird over the Irish Sea. The Aer Lingus flight EI3258 from Dublin to Edinburgh was forced to divert after suffering the birdstrike yesterday, Tuesday January 23. The flight was then returned to Dublin ...
Simon Hamilton: Plan for Irish Sea link worth exploring "A bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland would be an excellent idea," he said. Prof Dunlop's comments followed suggestions by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that a bridge linking England and France could be on the table. In an interview ...
Boris Johnson is not the only one with ambitions for a bold new bridge. Yesterday the Democratic Unionist Party called for a link over the Irish Sea joining Scotland and Northern Ireland. Leading figures in the party, which has a confidence and supply agreement with the Conservatives, revived calls for a ...
2018 will also see the Spirit of Asgard Voyage reuniting former Asgard trainees on a voyage in the Irish sea. This year will also see 6 wheelchair users go on board the tall ship Lord Nelson as part of the Ability Voyage project. The Lord Nelson is a ship built specifically to cater to those with disabilities.
The completed hull of the new Irish Ferries cruise ferry for the Dublin to Holyhead route entered the water this this week. W. B. Yeats was launched at the shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau–Gesellschaft in Flensburg, Germany where the vessel is being built. The ship is being billed as 'largest and most ...
Back in 2015, an otherwise unheralded commitment in the Democratic Unionist Party's General Election made it to the front pages of a national newspaper. Our proposal for a feasibility study into a tunnel or enclosed bridge across the North Channel from Larne to the Scottish coastline made it to page one, ...
An historic deal is being signed today to 'Brexit proof' nurses on both sides of the Irish Sea. Irish Ambassador Adrian O'Neill will host the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and the UK's Royal College of Midwives (RCM) today, at the Irish Embassy in London when the two organisations sign a ...
It has location, space and charm with views directly over one of Co Down's prettiest harbours. The Antiques shop in Donaghadee is for sale, situated along the shore front with stunning, uninterrupted views of the lighthouse, harbour, Donaghadee Sound, Copeland Islands and beyond to the Irish Sea.
The completed hull of the new Irish Ferries cruise ferry for the Holyhead to Dublin route entered the water this month. W. B. Yeats was launched at the shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau–Gesellschaft in Flensburg, Germany where the vessel is being built. Once it arrives on the Irish Sea route in July 2019 ...
Irish Sea freight specialist Seatruck Ferries had another strong year of growth in 2017. Volume across the three routes increased at just over 10% compared with an overall market growth of *3.9%. (* source IRN Freightstat). Since 2015 Seatruck volumes have risen over 30% as their long sea ...
It is to be operated by Irish Ferries and a statement announcing the launch said the €150m ferry will arrive into Dublin next July and will serve routes from Ireland to Wales and France. It said it will be “the largest and most luxurious ferry ever to sail on the Irish Sea”, with space for 1,885 passengers and crew.
Judging by some of the more colourful recent commentary, the incomprehensible nature of Brexit is giving rise to a degree of self-satisfaction on this side of the Irish Sea. Watching the people against whom we measure ourselves above all others commit an act of monumental economic and political ...
We could not countenance anything which created a border down the Irish Sea and potentially cut Northern Ireland businesses off from their biggest market." Meanwhile, Mr Martin said: "I think it's important that we put to rest the idea that politicians in the Republic advocating a deal which respects the rights ...
ON THE AFTERNOON of Hurricane Ophelia you could see big Atlantic waves rolling up the Irish Sea at the same time as mini twisters were whipping up sea water round Scotsman's Bay in Dun Laoghaire. It was like watching Beaufort's wind scale being demonstrated in real life. We were lucky in Dublin at ...


 

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