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This morning.

The Russian Embassy, Orwell (!) Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

Two of our best.


This morning.

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.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

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

This afternoon.

…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.

Russian ambassador to meet fishermen over naval exercise concerns (RTÉ)

RollingNews/ The Irish South and West Fish Producer’s Organisation Ltd

Yesterday: Red Snapper

This afternoon.

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.”

Fishermen plan to peacefully disrupt Russian drills (Irish Times)


A dialogue-free ink-on-paper short by east London based animator Elizabeth Hobbs, based on the Grimm Brothers’ ‘The Fisherman And His Wife’.

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.




This must be the plaice.