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#IrishHarbours - Marine Minister Simon Coveney has announced details of a €4.5 million package to assist in the development and repair of 90 Local Authority-owned harbours and slipways. The package provides funding for the repair of piers damaged by recent…
Pontoons in Cape Clear, West Cork a small craft harbour in Killybegs, County Donegal and dredging works in Howth, County Dublin are part of an €18m Capital Investment Package in 2016 for the development of Ireland’s fishery harbour network announced…
#IrishHarbours - Concerns over rising silt levels in Howth Harbour have made the pages of the Swords Gazette, which quotes the Harbour Users Action Group as saying launches at low water on a spring tide are now impossible. Not only…
#IrishHarbours - Concerns expressed by a number of readers to Afloat.ie over fishing activity in Dun Laoghaire's inner harbour have been assuaged by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company. Two trawlers were spotted around noon last Friday (4 December) dragging a…
#DunLaoghaire - Housing refugees from Syria on a ship anchored in an Irish harbour is among the proposals submitted to the State's tender for emergency accommodation. According to RTÉ News, plans are in the offing to set up a network…
#SligoHarbour - Recent poor weather has forced a number of visiting yachts to hang tight in Sligo Port - but they were in no rush to leave as the annual Fleadh Cheoil took over the town this week. As the…
#Portisham - A man who converted a decommissioned minesweeper into a houseboat will have to wait for a Supreme Court decision on his appeal against a previous ruling that the vessel can be scrapped. According to The Irish Times, Fingal…
#Harbour2Harbour - The 10th annual Harbour2Harbour Walk in aid of Aware takes place as always on St Patrick's Day - and registration is now open for anyone who wants to get active and raise money for a great cause in…
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