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Afloat.ie: Buoys Installed on Dun Laoghaire Coast
Coastal Notes
Marker buoys to indicate the distance jet skis and powered craft must keep from the foreshore were installed at popular boating and swimming locations last weekend. The move is in accordance with Beach bye-laws introduced by the Council earlier this…
New Team at the Helm of Whitehaven Marina
Coastal Notes
It’s been a busy six months since Marina Projects took over the running of Whitehaven Marina in April this year on the far side of the Irish Sea. They have invested over £50,000 in improvements to the Marina, which have…
Coleraine Connections Expand
Coastal Notes
Coleraine on the north coast, with its access to open sea through the River Bann estuary, is of growing interest to cruising folk, both as a home port, and as a convenient location where boats may be securely left in…
O Cuiv Grant for Inis Meain
Coastal Notes
Eamon O Cuiv TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhoir, Inis Meain, Co. Galway. The works include the installation…
North Sea States Unite Against Marine Pollution
Coastal Notes
Today (Friday 9th October 2009) all North Sea states and the European Community agreed on the framework of an Action Plan to combat illegal and accidental pollution of the greater North Sea and its approaches. The Action Plan (to be…
Warning Over Wave Energy Quota
Coastal Notes
Government targets on wave energy provision will be "missed" unless significant changes are made to the offshore licensing and lease system, according to the new national body representing wave and tide energy reports Lorna Siggins in this morning's Irish Times…
Roll On/Roll Off Services for Árainn Mhór
Coastal Notes
Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that a roll on/roll off contract for Árainn Mhór, Co Donegal, for the period of the 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2014 has been agreed between…
€20,000 for Slipway at Poll an Mhadaidh Beach in Co. Donegal
Coastal Notes
Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €20,000 to finish works on the slipway at Poll an Mhadaidh Beach on Árainn Mhór in Co.  Donegal. Work began…
State’s Seabed Mapping Programme to Generate €275m in Revenue
Coastal Notes
Delegates at an international conference of marine scientists, SEABED 10, in Dublin next week will hear how an independent study has valued the benefits of the state’s marine mapping programme at €275 million. This is more than four times what…
Ministers Announce Support for Rural Development Organisation
Coastal Notes
Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Minister of State, John Curran T.D., confirmed today that funding would be made available to support the creation of a single representative organisation for all rural and local…
Roaringwater Bay to Get Freight Service
Coastal Notes
Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has sanctioned a grant of €35,000 for Sherkin Island Development Society to provide a freight service for Oileán Cléire, Long Island, Sherkin Island and Hare Island. This funding will…

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