The Russian Embassy, Orwell (!) Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6.
Two of our best.
O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
They’re going in!
Patrick Murphy (left), CEO Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation (ISWFPO), and Brendan Byrne, CEO of the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association (IFPEA), in the lobby of the Gresham Hotel before leaving for their meeting with Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yuriy Fillet-ov Filatov in the Russian Embassy to discuss the welfare of marine life during a proposed military drill off our south coast.
Godspeed, gentlemen, and, when offered, refuse both the vodka and the ‘fish egg’ delicacy. You’ll thank me later.
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yury Anatoliyevich Filatov (top) has invited fishermen to discuss the Russian military drill planned for 240km off Ireland’s southwest coast
…Via RTÉ News
Members of the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation are to attend a meeting in the Russian Embassy in Dublin tomorrow.
The Ambassador of Russia to Ireland H.E. Yuriy Filatov issued the invitation to hear directly the fishermen’s concerns over proposed Russian naval exercises which are planned to take place off the south west coast early next month.
The delegation of fishermen is expected to highlight the potential harm to fish stocks and cetaceans from the effect of military sonar use and possible disruption from live ammunition drills in the area during the drills.
It is expected that they will also formally request that the planned area for the exercises be relocated further south west into deeper water off the continental shelf.
Further to the Russian military drill planned for 240km off Ireland’s southwest coast.
Via Irish Times:
Irish fishing boats are planning to peacefully disrupt plans by the Russian navy to conduct military exercises off the coast of Cork next month.
Patrick Murphy, chief executive of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation said that the area was very important for fishing and that they wanted to protect biodiversity and marine life.
Mr Murphy said:
“We’re entitled to go fishing here. It’s our waters. Can you imagine if the Russians were applying to go onto the mainland of Ireland to go launching rockets, how far would they get with that? It’s no different to fishermen, this is our ground, this is our farm, this is where we earn our living.
“Why should somebody be able to come in and do that in our waters? This is going to affect our livelihoods and the marine life. There’s seismic activity out there for years and it actually changed the migratory pattern of tuna at one stage.”
As in the original fairytale, an enchanted flounder offers to improve a fisherman’s life in exchange for sparing his own but – again and again – both are thwarted by the outrageous, spiralling demands of the fisherman’s wife.
Of course, it’s all a metaphor, and if you watch closely in the final minute, you’ll see what for.
Animating Galway City lost history to life!📽️
My restored & colourised 1905 photo featuring four women selling fish on Spanish Parade on the Spanish Arch side of the Claddagh in Galway City with Claddagh Quay and Nimmo’s Pier in the background.#Galway#Dublin#Ireland#DeOldifypic.twitter.com/E25g8x0zdL