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Marine Notice: Cable Route Survey Off North-West Coast
Coastal Notes
#MarineNotice - Fugro will be carrying out marine operations on behalf of TE Subsea Communications LLC for the HAVFRUE Subsea Cable System Project from this weekend. The survey project is scheduled to begin on Saturday 20 January and last for…
A model of the proposed mixed use development in Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Bartra Property is seeking planning permission at the site of the former premises of Western Marine. The above development plan (buildings marked in red by campaigners Save Bulloch Harbour) who Afloat add are to discuss at a public meeting on Tuesday 23 January (7.30pm) in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Western Marine sold the premises in 2016, however the business remains operating to include a sales office located in nearby Glenageary.
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - A Councillor has urged Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to reject the latest plans for Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, writes the Dublin Gazette. Councillor Michael Merrigan (Ind) has called on council planners to reject the current planning application for…
The bell of the liner S.S. Laurentic of the White Star Line, which sank in Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal over a century ago will be on display in an exhibition held in the Guildhall, Derry starting today and running to 24 January.
Historic Boats
#HistoricBoats - The bell of S.S. Laurentic, one of the most significant artefacts in local maritime history, will make its return to the Derry this week, following purchase at auction by Derry City and Strabane District Council. The Bell, which…
Applications Open For RNLI’s ‘Best Summer Jobs’ Lifeguarding In Northern Ireland
Water Safety
#Lifeguards - The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of Northern Ireland’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2018’s beach lifeguards and face-to-face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the…
The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg
Coastal Notes
#Doonbeg - US President Donald Trump’s sea wall proposal for Doonbeg has hit another stumbling block — this time from a planning activist who’s turned his attentions to the controversial plans. As TheJournal.ie reports, Peter Sweetman has lodged an appeal…
The Hook Head event will include ‘A Fire in the Head' spoken word evening, celebrating the turning of the Celtic year
Coastal Notes
Hook Head Lighthouse is to celebrate Ireland’s ‘Fire Goddess,’ reports Tom MacSweeney, by staging the first Imbolc Festival to be celebrated at the 800-year-old lighthouse. Imbolc is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring, it is also the…
Humpback whale off west Cork
Coastal Notes
#Lecture - The Friends of Glenua first 2018 lecture entilted ‘Whales & Dolphins in Ireland’ Current Knowledge & New Discoveries is to be presented by Dr. Simon Berrow, next Thursday 11 January.  As usual the lecture programme is held in the Poolbeg Yacht &…
Greenpeace first custom-built campaigning vessel, motor-sail yacht Rainbow Warrior with a protest banner in Hong Kong last week. According to the print version of this article from The Irish Times, earlier this year 160 containers en route from Ireland to China for recycling were stopped in Rotterdam because of contamination. Click below to link on story on Ireland which over Christmas is to generate 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste, the equivalent volume that both Galway and Limerick would produce in a year.
Environment
#Irish/GlobalWaste - The global waste industry is about to be thrown into turmoil as China is set to implement its threat to shut its door on almost all categories of plastic and poor quality cardboard and paper. It is the…
2017 marked a successful year for The Explorers Education Programme that met up to 15,000 primary school students
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Delivered by ten centres around Ireland is The Explorers Education Programme, that met up to 15,000 primary school students, worked with over 500 school teachers and trained in excess of 100 teachers and student teachers on the east…
Celebrating 20 years of service in July, the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager, the 31.4m vessel is Ireland's first purpose built research vessel.
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Celebrating 20 years of service in July was the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager, the second decade reached marked a significant milestone for Ireland's first purpose built research vessel. The RV Celtic Voyager was built in the Netherlands…
Today, new plans are to be filed for a mixed development in picturesque Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, 10 months after a similar, controversial scheme was refused permission.  Afloat adds the site of the proposed development is where Western Marine had a warehouse showrooms, workshop and boatyard for almost 50 years until they sold the premises last year. The firm moved out and continue operating as a business.
Dublin Bay
#BullochPlans - Today, new plans are to be filed for a residential and commercial development in picturesque Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, 10 months after a similar, controversial scheme was refused permission. As The Irish Times writes, Bartra Capital Ltd, founded by…
The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg
Coastal Notes
#Doonbeg - Clare County Council has granted permission for coastal erosion works adjacent to the Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg, as RTÉ News reports. Planners at the council approved a revised proposal from the golf resort for works comprising…
Cork’s coastline is dotted with many unmonitored harbours and piers
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - A new harbour patrol for the South Coast? That’s what Cork County Council is proposing in new measures to curb what’s being seen as a “free for all” along the county's  lengthy coastline. According to the Irish Examiner,…
Several events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917, among them along the city quays as pictured above.
Coastal Notes
#WW1ceremony - The relatives of two men who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed by a German submarine in December 1917 have spoken of their pride at seeing their family members remembered at a ceremony in Waterford. As The…
Plastic & Nitrates Concerns For Irish Shores In Latest Coastwatch Survey
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - Plastic continues to litter Ireland’s coastline, with over 8,800 drinks bottles recorded around the island’s shores in the 2017 Coastwatch survey. Preliminary results from the volunteer survey conducted in September and October show that more than four-fifths of…
Ireland has sovereign rights over one of the largest marine areas in Europe
Coastal Notes
The steps towards delivering a planning system for the seas around Ireland has been set–out by Government this week.  Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy and Minister Damien English published the 'roadmap' on Wednesday. 'Towards a Marine Spatial…
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