#Canals - In welcoming Waterways Ireland's draft Corporate Plan for 2014-2016, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has urged its members to participate on the public consultation on the introduction of new canal bye-laws.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, submissions are being sought on the changes to the Draft Canals Act 1986 (Amended) Bye-Laws - covering the Grand Canal, Royal Canal and Barrow Navigation - with the consultation period closing on 3 February 2014.
IWAI president Carmel Meegan is encouraging all members of the association and the general public to engage in the consultation and respond before the closing date.
"Key objectives of the process must be to ensure that the canal regulations encourage and nurture the growth of domestic and international boat tourism on these fine navigations," said Meegan.
The bye-laws can be viewed on the Waterways Ireland website HERE or by arrangement at Waterways Ireland Offices in Dublin (Tel: 01 882 3301) and
Enniskillen (Tel: +44 (0)2866 346 214).
The IWAI says it will prepare a response to the proposed bye-laws.