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New Lord Mayor Continues ‘Casting Of The Spear’ Tradition At Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - New Ardmhéara/Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh took to the waters of Dublin Bay to perform Dublin Port’s annual ‘Casting of the Spear’ ceremony, a tradition dating back 527 years. This was the Lord Mayor’s first official…
Dublin Port Welcomes Planning Permission for €230m ABR Project
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company today welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project which will transform Dublin Port's infrastructure and enable it to service the economy for decades ahead. The…
Dublin Port On Track for Record Trading Year in 2015
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for the first six months of the year. The figures show a notable spread in growth across both import and export trade at Ireland's premier port with overall cargo volumes rising 5.0% on…
€1m Deal Signed with Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Vayu Energy, an Irish energy supplier has signed a gas and renewable electricity deal with Dublin Port Company valued at €1m per annum. The agreement will see Vayu supply Ireland's biggest port with gas and electricity to meet…
Dublin Port Company to Pay €8.8m Dividend to the State
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company today announced that it will pay a dividend of €8.8 million to the State for the 2014 financial year. The payment represents 30% of the port's distributable profits for 2014. Since 2007 Dublin Port Company…
High Environmental Recognition Award for Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#EnvironmentAward - A Port Environment Review System (PERS) certificate was presented to Dublin Port yesterday during a dedicated ceremony at the ESPO annual conference in Athens. Mr Santiago Garcia Mila, ESPO Chairman, handed over the PERS certificate to Eamonn O'Reilly,…
The Great South Wall: 300 Years Since Idea First Hatched
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Three hundred years ago this week, the decision was made by the Dublin City Assembly to build an embankment from Ringsend into Dublin Bay, in an effort to solve the centuries-old problem of silting in the main channels…
Dublin Port Cargo Volumes Rise 5.3% in Q1
Dublin Port
#cargodublin – Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for the first quarter of 2015. The figures show continued growth in import and export trade at Ireland's largest port with cargo volumes up 5.3% on the same period last year.…
Dublin Port
#DublinLEDShips - 'Dublin Ships' is the title given to a temporary public artwork commissioned as part of the Dublin City Public Art Programme that is currently running until July 2015. The work by Cliona Harmey uses large LED screens located…
Dublin Port's Diving Bell To Be Restored As Visitor Centre
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port's 140-year-old diving bell is set to be restored as a tourist attraction, as the Irish Independent reports. The diving bell was first used in construction of the capital's deep-water quays in 1871, allowing for water to…
Dublin Port Company Opens New Alexandra Quay Container Terminal
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company today officially opened its newly completed Alexandra Quay Container Terminal following a €35m investment. The opening was welcomed by The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, T.D. The opening marks the completion of…
Dog Sniffs Out Millions Of Contraband Cigarettes At Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Casey the sniffer dog has sniffed out a haul of over seven-and-a-half million contraband cigarettes at Dublin Port, as BreakingNews.ie reports. The Revenue pooch detected the 'Manchester' brand cigarettes – worth some €3.5 million – in a shipping…
Dublin Port Post 2014 As Record Year For Trade
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2014 which show a record year for trade at Dublin Port, with growth year-on-year of 7.0%. The stats follow a weekend interview with Dublin Port Company Chief Executive, Eamonn O'Reilly who mapped…
Dublin Port Chief Hails Growth, Looks To Future Of Cruise Business And More
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port's chief executive has moved to dispel criticism of the city's Docklands an entry point for tourists, coming after another bumper year for cruise traffic. Speaking to Bobby Kerr on NewsTalk's Down to Business show yesterday (10…
First Self-Handling Stevedoring Licence Awarded by Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#Self-Stevedoring - A cement business with a plant in Dublin Port has been awarded a port company licence to unload its own ships to cut costs, writes The Irish Times. The first self-handling stevedoring licence issued by the port company…
Dublin Docklands Could Be 'Luxury Yachting Destination'
Dublin Port
#Docklands - More than 1,200 jobs could be created by making Dublin's Docklands a destination for luxury maritime tourism, as The Irish Times reports. That's the message from Docklands Business Forum chair Ciaran Flanagan, who claims that developing Grand Canal…

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