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Irish Harbours
#RushPier - "Reckless disregard" for the safety of bathers on the part of Fingal County Council was the finding of the High Court in its award of more than €59,000 in damages to a man injured in a fall at a popular North Co Dublin swimming spot. As The Irish Times reports, 58-year-old Joseph McGrath slipped on algae on the steps of Rush pier on 27 July 2009, causing him to break his arm and twist his ankle, and putting…
#IrishHarbours - Marine Minister Simon Coveney today (13 December) attended the signing of a contract with L&M Keating Ltd for the remediation and harbour improvement works at North Harbour on Cape Clear, Co Cork.   Welcoming the commencement of the project, and referring to the benefits of this significant investment, the minister said: “This initiative will provide much needed infrastructural improvement and will provide employment during and after the construction phase giving an opportunity to develop the island’s economic potential as…
#Harbours - Sandycove Harbour will receive more than €50,000 from a €295,000 package for repairs and upgrades to piers, quays and harbours around the Irish coast, as South County Dublin LifeTimes reports. The funding forms part of the €10 million allocation in last month's Budget to maintain the infrastructure of the State's fishery harbours, as previously announced by Marine Minister Simon Coveney. Covering 75% of the anticipated €70,000 cost of remedial works at Sandycove Harbour, the new funding follows similar…
#clare – Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced funds totalling 91,500 euro for projects at Ballyvaughan, Cappagh, Liscannor, Carrigaholt and Kilbaha harbours/piers. "The safety works scheduled to take place at these harbours will have a hugely positive impact on the livelihoods of fishermen and other users of the piers," explained Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy. He added: "These projects are central to ensuring the safety of all users of the piers. The continued upgrading of…
#IrishHarbours - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) is asking members of the public and all interested parties for their views on plans to merge Bantry Bay Harbour with the Port of Cork Company. The department believes that the future of Bantry Harbour would best be secured through a merger, and is seeking views on the proposals by 5 April. Government policy is to merge harbours with significant commercial traffic with a port company, and to transfer smaller…
#IrishHarbours - Funding of €7.4 million for urgent remedial works at six regional harbours has been announced by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar. The funding will pay for repairs and safety works on essential harbour infrastructure, and is likely to benefit the local economy, promote leisure activities and support the fishing industry. “This funding will allow essential works at these regional harbours on piers, walls and harbour structures," said the minister. "This work is necessary as part…
#Howth - A new website has been set up outlining opposition by local traders and stakeholders to proposals to charge for parking in Howth Harbour. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin North East TD Tommy Broughan slammed the proposals by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine as "crazy" and potentially devastating for Howth's marine and tourism businesses. Some 500 parking space are available in Howth village, which Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan has argued are being predominantly used…
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