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Cork Harbour News and Updates
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#RushbrookeScrap - The High Court has dismissed a challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s grant of permission for construction of a scrap metal processing facility at the former ship-building yard in Cobh, Co Cork. Mr Justice Seamus Noonan rejected the challenge…
Cork Harbour
British solo sailor Alex Thomson was back in Irish waters yesterday when he returned to James O'Brien's Cork Harbour Marina for a pit stop on his new IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss yacht. Looking for all the world like a prop…
Cork Harbour
#ExpeditionYacht - It is refreshing to report on a leisure based visitor to Cork Harbour that is neither a massive sized cruiseship or a stereotypical private motoryacht, as Turmoil has proved today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Turmoil, a luxury expedition…
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Environment Minister Alan Kelly has turned the sod on a new €91 million wastewater treatment facility for Cork Harbour that's set to curb the release of untreated sewage into the water supply. As Irish Building reports, the new…
Hibernia Express Subsea Cable Arrives In Cork
Cork Harbour
#HiberniaExpress - The Hibernia Express long-distance fibre optic link has arrived in Cork, according to RTÉ News. As previously reported on, the transatlantic subsea cable is the first modern telecommunications cable of its kind to link North American and…
Historic Cobh 'Rankin Dinghies' To Gather in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
#rankindinghy – Rankin dinghies which were built in Cobh are part of the boating history of Cork Harbour and efforts are being made to arrange a "fun get-together" of these boats this Sunday. Conor English from Crosshaven and Maurice Kidney…
Lucky Cove Sailing Club Cruisers At Home Is Splendid Success
Cork Harbour
#coveathome – Cove Sailing Club were one of the lucky event organisers this year so far to be blessed with a truly splendid sailing day for their At Home 2015 writes Claire Bateman. The sun shone, the sea sparkled, the…
US Schoolship Students to Cobh Train In National Maritime College
Cork Harbour
#USschoolship – US students from a schoolship berthed in Cobh have been training at the National Maritime College of Ireland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 12,524 tonnes schoolship State of Maine as previously reported on is operated by the Maine…
Balmy Night For Cork Harbour Sailing League
Cork Harbour
#corkharbour – The balmy evening in Cork harbour brought out a good turn of boats last night which were divided into two starts and enjoyed a southerly breeze of 8 to 10 knots at the start with an ebb tide.…
Sea Fest Cork Harbour; Ireland's First National Maritime Festival
Cork Harbour
#corkharbour – All sorts of fun will be available at Ireland's first national maritime festival, SeaFest 2015, from hurricane wind simulators, modern day warship tours, shellfish cookery demonstrations, a fish market, ship simulators, sailboats and ferries in Cork Harbour and…
US Trainee Schoolship State of Maine Makes Cobh Call
Cork Harbour
#USschoolship - Cobh which is synonymous with cruiseships is host to a US training schoolship with up to 300 students on board, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 12,524 tonnes schoolship State of Maine is understood to have departed her homeport of…
Hope in the Great War 2014-18 RNLI Exhibition in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
A new exhibition on the role of the Royal National lifeboat Institution is coming to Cork Harbour's Camden Fort Meagher In Crosshaven and will be open to the public every weekend during this coming month of July. The bravery of RNLI…
€61m Funds to Remediate Cork Harbour's Haulbowline Island
Cork Harbour
#haulbowline – The toxic site at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour looks set to be cleaned up following a Government decision to allocate a total budget for the island remediation project of €61m. Commenting at the decision, the Minister for Agriculture, Food…
Hibernia Express Subsea Cable Set To Make Cork A Global Internet Hub
Cork Harbour
#Subsea - The Irish Times has more details on the new transatlantic subsea internet cable Hibernia Express, work on which got underway this past March. Clearance and pre-laying work continued this month in the Celtic Sea to prepare for the…
Port of Cork Granted Planning Permission for Ringaskiddy Development
Cork Harbour
#ringsakiddy – The Port of Cork has welcomed the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment project in the lower harbour. The development, which will ultimately amount to an investment of around €100…

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