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80%	of goods between Republic of Ireland and Wales pass through Welsh Ports and where in Holyhead, Jeremy Miles visited the ferryport.
#ferries - There have been calls for the UK Prime Minister to remove the threat of a no-deal Brexit have been repeated by the Counsel General and Brexit Minister Jeremy Miles, following a visit to Holyhead Port. As ITV News…
Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port. Mr O’Reilly says Dublin Port will be prepared for a hard-Brexit and customs posts will be functioning for the March 29th deadline
#dublinport - At Dublin Port freight requiring physical checks after Brexit will, writes The Irish Times, be inspected in a warehouse formerly owned by businessman Harry Crosbie following an agreement signed by the State. As part of contingency planning for…
The seabed frame with ADCP and recovery buoy inside the frame
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that TechWorks Marine has deployed four trawl-resistant, bottom-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) frames throughout Lough Swilly. The frames deployed on Wednesday 20 February will be on the seafloor for a…
Last Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series in Scotsman's Bay
At the halfway point of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, it is the Irish National Sailing School 1720 that leads the 40–boat fleet overall.  Another exciting and breezy race last Sunday saw one dismasting as the fleet raced a tough course…
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The North Sails Ireland team on the water at Howth last season. Next Tuesday, the NSI team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and Prof O'Connell will demonstrate the theory and practice of upwind sail trim and how to optimise your set-up
North Sails Ireland will bring their "Upwind Sail Trim And Escaping From The Start" to Howth Yacht Club next Tuesday on Feb 26th. Using "North U" Sail Trim simulation software and supporting video, the full North Sails team of Nigel Young, Shane…
Is Your Boating Equipment Protected? Forcing a Change at Irish Water & The Battle on Dalkey Island
Thefts of outboard motors and break-ins to boats on moorings were prevalent a couple of years ago. My own boat suffered nearly €6,000 of damage and theft when it was broken into on the mooring at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour…
Sea Change: ‘Amazon & Alibaba Creating the Biggest Revolution in Shipping’
ParcelHero’s David Jinks will tell a major world maritime conference in London. Shipping lines will be forced to either integrate with Amazon and Alibaba or be submerged by the digital revolution. ‘A change in global supply chains even greater than…
This Dutch steel cruiser is one of a number of boats in Shannon Harbour being made available by Waterways Ireland in a safe of craft
Waterways Ireland intends to dispose, by public tender, of a number of vessels removed from the Grand Canal at Shannon Harbour, Tullamore, Barrow Navigation, Killaloe Canal and Shannon Bridge. Twelve vessels are presently stored on the South Bank of the…
Kilkeel RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Stanley Tomkins, treasurer for the Kilkeel RNLI volunteer crew, is to retire after 25 years’ service at the Co Down lifeboat station. Tomkins, a retired bank manager, was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for his charitable work in the…
A previous proposal from developers Howard Holdings suggested a marina, apartments and shops for the Passage West docks but the plans were never realised.
#waterfrontproperty - People in Passage West, reports EchoLive.ie, have reacted with bitter disappointment to the announcement that the local dockyards are no longer to be sold to Cork County Council. The Evening Echo revealed yesterday that the docks - the location for…
Bill O'Hara deals with rules questions at the Irish Laser Radial Academy in Cadiz this week
It might be Mid-term holidays for some but sailors in the Irish Laser Radial Academy still have classroom work! Pictured above is a rules session led by International judge and race officer Bill O'Hara, a 1984 Olympian in the Finn…
RS400s racing on Belfast Lough
The annual RS 400 Spring Series resumes again this Sunday (24th) at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. This event along with its precursor the Autumn Series has enjoyed remarkable success at the Co. Down Club, with some 25…
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Topper sailing comes to the National Yacht Club this weekend
With sailors coming from all over Ireland and a favourable weather forecast, Irish Topper agent Viking Marine is sponsoring this weekend's Winter Youth sailing event hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. With up to 50 young sailors expected,…
Beneteau Unveils Its First Motor Foiling Yacht
Groupe Beneteau has followed up its first foiling sailing yacht in the Figaro Beneteau 3 with a concept for a motorised version. Working with partners DEMS Sarrazin Design, Noval and SEAir, the “next generation flying boat” was created over a…
Katie Tingle (left) sailing with Annalise Murphy in the Olympic 49erFX dinghy last year
The Irish Times reported earlier this month that Irish Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy no longer has her direct funding support from Sport Ireland. Performance in competition is a prerequisite for the €40,000-per-annum support under the international carding scheme, also known…
See The Award-Winning ‘Flying Mantis’ Foiling Trimaran At The RYA Dinghy Show 2019
The award-winning Flying Mantis foiling trimaran will be showing in its latest, all-red hull design at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 at Alexandra Palace next weekend. Voted best Dinghy of the Year against stiff competition in the recent British Yachting…
Leanne and Aisling Hehir presenting a cheque to Youghal RNLI volunteers on Saturday 16 February
#Lifeboats - Youghal RNLI were honoured to receive two generous donations from members of the community in one day recently. On Saturday 16 February, the East Cork lifeboat station welcomed sisters Aisling and Leanne Hehir who recently celebrated their birthdays,…
No More Blue Lights & Sirens For Irish Coast Guard Road Vehicles Under New Directive
Irish Coast Guard staff have been ordered to cease their use of blue lights and sirens with their road vehicles when travelling to incidents, as TheJournal.ie reports. The new directive says risks associated with the use of so-called ‘blues and…
The Cork Harbour site known as The Dockyard in Passage West.
#waterfrontproperty - Plans in Cork Harbour, reports EchoLive.ie, to redevelop the dockyard in Passage West have been scuppered by Brexit. The planned redevelopment of the dockyard site into a modern, urban waterfront settlement had been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for…
Groups or individuals who will provide positive impact on the town wanted for the former Dun Laoghaire Harbour ferry terminal
#dublinbay - New expressions of interest will be sought by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the former Stena Line ferry terminal site after a €20 million plan to convert it into a technology hub stalled late last year. “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown…

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