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Dublin Port Company Invest €3.4m In New Trade Car Facility
Dublin Port
#dublinport –  The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today officially opened Dublin Port Company's new trade car terminal. The new terminal is located at East Wall Road and will cater for 2,500 vehicles at a time,…
Open House Dublin: Headquarters of Dublin Port Company Open to Public Tours
Dublin Port
#PortCentreTours – Open House Dublin is to feature the Port Centre, the headquarters of Dublin Port Company next weekend with public tours on Saturday 18 October (11.00am – 5.00pm) and Sunday 19 October (12.00pm – 5.00pm). The Port Centre designed…
Dry Dock Workers Face Job Loss over Dublin Port Plan
Dublin Port
#DryDockJobs - The Irish Times reports that a dry dock employing some 26 workers face losing their jobs as a result of a €200m plan by Dublin Port Company to redevelop Alexandra Basin to accommodate bigger cruise ships, a planning hearing…
Dublin Port Expected to Reach Record Trade in 2014
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port is expecting record trade figures in 2014 on foot of rising passenger levels and that of overall freight throughput. Third quarter results for 2014 show strong growth in the first nine months as the port saw…
Plans Unveiled for Dublin Port Expansion
Dublin Port
#DublinPortExpansion – The Irish Times writes that Dublin Port plans for a €200m expansion and redevelopment of a large section of the port and deepening navigation channel for bigger container and cruise ships was outlined at a planning hearing yesterday.…
Dublin Port Company Launches Dublin 'Vintage Port' Rally To Tie in With Parade of Sail
Dublin Port
#dublinport –  Ireland's oldest Garda car was back on duty for the first time in over eighty years today, to help launch the inaugural Dublin "Vintage Port" Rally which is being supported by Dublin Port Company. The 1927 Model T…
Dublin Port Fuel Pipeline to Link Dublin Airport
Dublin Port
#FuelPipeline – The Irish Times reports that an aviation fuel pipeline between Dublin port and Dublin airport is to be lodged with a planning application to City and Fingal councils in the coming weeks. The project envisages replacing existing road…
Dublin Port Invite Submissions from Companies to Develop Cruise Business
Dublin Port
#CruiseDublin – The Dublin Port Company has invited submissions from companies interested in developing the cruiseship business at the nation's largest port. The port which has the biggest cruise business on the island of Ireland and in attracting many major…
Ringsend Remembers First Irishman To Die In Great War
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - A plaque commemorating the first Irishman to die in the First World War has been unveiled in his home neighbourhood of Ringsend in Dublin's south Docklands, where many of his descendants still live. As The Irish Times reports,…
An Ocean Apart But United as Princess Cruises Fleetmates Make Joint Visit
Dublin Port
#PrincessCallers -Dublin Port's main cruise berths that line along the broad width of Ocean Pier are both occupied by a pair of Princess Cruises ships that docked at dawn today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Ruby Princess, a 'Grand' class ship of…
Dublin Port Company 2013 Annual Report Available Online
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port Company have released the 2013 Annual Report 'online'. Downloadable copies in PDF format (in both Irish and English) as well as an HTML version are now available through this LINK. In addition previous Annual Reports dating…
Lord Mayor's Investiture as New Dublin Port Admiral
Dublin Port
#dublinport – The recently elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Christy Burke, has received the Admiral's Hat from Dublin Port Company Chairperson, Lucy McCaffrey, at a ceremony to mark the commencement of his role as the Honorary Admiral of Dublin…
Dublin Port’s Heritage to Feature in New ‘Building Ireland’ TV Series
Dublin Port
#OnTheTV – Building Ireland, the first of a new television series starts tonight on RTE 1 (7pm) which explores and explains how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be, and their impact on the development of our towns…
Dublin Port Company Pays €8m Dividend to the State
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company has paid a dividend of €8 million to the State based on its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2013. The payment is in line with the company's commitment to making a dividend…
Dublin Port A Snapshot: Sailing, Cruising and Railing Along the Liffey
Dublin Port
#DublinSnapShot - Making a fleeting visit to Dublin Port yesterday was Morgenster, at almost a century old the Dutch built twin masted sailing vessel berthed close to the East-Link Bridge, while today cruiseship Island Sky, transited the bridge to berth…
Lord Mayor Throws Spear into Dublin Bay, A Tradition Dating Back Over 500 Years
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Oisín Quinn, today performed the annual "Casting of the Spear" ceremony, a Dublin Port tradition dating back 526 years. The "Casting of the Spear" dates back to1488 when…

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