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Samson & Goliath: Giant gantry cranes at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff
According to the News Letter, hopes that the troubled shipyard of Harland & Wolff can be rescued were rising (yesterday) after a weekend of intensive negotiations. The iconic company based in Belfast Lough entered administration last month after its Norwegian…
Denis Doyle’s Moonduster in her prime, as she was between 1981 and 2001 – designed by German Frers Jnr, built by Crosshaven Boatyard, and with sails by McWilliam of Crosshaven
As each year passes, it becomes increasingly difficult to explain to up-and-coming offshore racers just what “The Doyler and The Duster” meant to a whole generation of Irish sailors writes W M Nixon. Crosshaven-built in 1981 and kitted out with…
Harland & Wolff workers continue their protest at the Belfast shipyard regarding the future of the company.
Shipyard Harland & Wolff has taken a step closer to survival with confirmation that the consortium to which it belongs has been awarded a £1.25bn contract to build new warships. As the News Letter reports, East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson…
Laser racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club for the National Title
Over 100 sailors competed across 4 days for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd to 25th August 2019.  Nine races were completed in the first 3 days of the championship in moderate to fresh southerly breezes…
An overall view of the extensive Harland & Wolff shipyard located in the east of Belfast Harbour
Administrators of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, reports BBC News, say they have received a number of non-binding offers to buy the business as a going concern. The yard, best known for building the Titanic, was placed into administration earlier…
The shipyard of Harland & Wolff
Two "credible" bids, reports Belfast Telegraph, have now been received for the stricken shipyard Harland & Wolff, it's been claimed. DUP leader Arlene Foster and the party's East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson made the claim following a meeting with business…
Employees of Harland and Wolff during their protest at the gates of the shipyard in Belfast
The administrators for Harland & Wolff have extended the temporary unpaid lay-off of workers in what a trade union said was a "light at the end of the tunnel" for the stricken shipyard. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, business advisers…
Positive talks took place over the future of the famous Belfast shipyard
"Positive discussions" have been held regarding the sale of Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, according to the administrators. The business, BBC News reports, entered administration earlier this month, with accountancy firm BDO overseeing the process. The move places 120 jobs…
The Harland & Wolff shipyard
A trade union, writes Belfast Telegraph, the GMB has said it's in talks with the administrators of Harland & Wolff about extending the temporary lay-off of staff beyond Friday, it has emerged. GMB and the Unite union last week reached…
Samson and Goliath: The twin iconic cranes at the Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast Harbour
The Belfast Telegraph writes of a former Northern Ireland minister that has said Secretary of State Julian Smith must "think outside the box" to try and save Harland and Wolff shipyard. The iconic Belfast company entered administration last week after…
Employees of Harland and Wolff during their protest at the gates of the shipyard in Belfast
Retired and former Harland and Wolff workers, writes Belfast Telegraph, have been invited to return to the shipyard on Sunday as part of a special event. Concrete prints will be made of the "hands that built the shipyard" during an…
Bidders have expressed an interest in purchasing Harland & Wolff, the famous shipyard located in Belfast Harbour
Potential bidders, reports Belfast Telegraph, have expressed an interest in buying Harland and Wolff, administrators have confirmed. Insolvency experts Brian Murphy and Michael Jennings from business advisory firm BDO are now running the business. On Wednesday the majority of the…
Workers of Harland & Wolff continue their protest at the famous historic shipyard located at Queen's Island, Belfast
Workers at Harland & Wolff have seen a deluge of support - from donations of suncream and food to performances by local celebrities. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the workforce continue their occupation of the historic shipyard even as the…
Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast enters administration
BBC News reports that Harland and Wolff has entered administration, with accountancy firm BDO formally appointed to oversee the Belfast shipyard. Having employed more than 30,000 at its peak, the move could now put 120 jobs at risk and spell…
This aerial photo Afloat adds shows the expanse of the Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries site located on Queen's Island, Belfast Harbour
A formal legal process to place Harland and Wolff into administration will be completed later today. As the BBC News reports an insolvency request is expected to be filed at the High Court in Belfast. On Monday, the company announced that…
The chamber at Belfast City Council where a special meeting was held yesterday on a motion calling on the UK government to support the shipyard (see link below to view a webcast)
A motion by Belfast City Council has been passed to call on the UK government to support Harland and Wolff as it faces administration. As BBC News reports, the council is seeking an urgent meeting with the Northern Ireland secretary…

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