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Minister Coveney Lends His Support for Cork Harbour Open Day
Cork Harbour
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr Simon Coveney T.D was in Ringaskiddy at the National Maritime College of Ireland today to help promote Cork Harbour Open Day 2011. The event which takes place on Saturday 10th September is…
‘Call for Events’- Cork Harbour Open Day
Cork Harbour
This year's Cork Harbour Open Day will take place on Saturday 10th September. The event aims to embrace the best of what Cork Harbour has to offer. The Open Day seeks to raise awareness of the different free activities and…
Public Consultation on Cork Harbour's Future
Cork Harbour
A public consultation on the future of Cork Harbour is open until 15 July. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ Copies of the 300-page Cork Harbour Study are currently available at Cork County Council offices and online at www.corkcoco.ie, The Southern Star reports. http://www.southernstar.ie/article.php?id=2782 The…
Fun Time for Cruisers at Cove Sailing Club's 'At Home' Regatta (Photos here)
Cork Harbour
Cove Sailing Club's 'At Home' Regatta was held today in Cork Harbour. The start was off the Cobh Promenade with a prizegiving afterwards in The Marlogue Inn. Afloat's Bob Bateman captured the action afloat. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS!
Minister to Address Hazardous Waste on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced the establishment of a steering group to oversee an application for a licence to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address hazardous waste on Haulbowline Island in…
Aghada Pier Restoraton is Example for All Maritime Communities
Cork Harbour
'Once you have buy-in from the local community you are more than half-way along the way' was the summing up of one of the key themes of the Cork Harbour Summer School by Capt. Pat Farnan, Harbour Master and Deputy…
Invitation to Cork Harbour Summer School
Cork Harbour
The first Cork Harbour Summer School, hosted by Meitheal Mara, takes place on Friday 10 June at the Custom House Offices of the Port of Cork. The school, to be opened by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney, will bring…
New Website for Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
A new website for Cork Harbour has been launched at CorkHarbour.ie providing up-to-dae information for local residents and anyone who uses the harbour. The site features videos and photo galleries of habour life as well as links to groups and…
Cork Celebrates All Things Maritime at Ocean to City 2011
Cork Harbour
Ocean to City, Cork Harbour's annual maritime festival, takes place this year from 3-12 June. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ The yearly celebration of Cork’s maritime history and its unique harbour begins on Friday 3 June when members of the public can voyage through…
Marinas Could Make a Difference to Cork Tourism
Cork Harbour
Developing marinas on the Cork coastline is a top priority for county manager Martin Riordan. Speaking to the Evening Echo recently, Riordan outlined plans to exploit tourism for job creation, focusing on Cork Harbour and the county's 680 miles of…
Questions for Minister over Haulbowline Dump
Cork Harbour
Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan is set to be quizzed over plans to deal with the toxic waste site on Haulbowline island in Cork Harbour, the Irish Examiner reports. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, two weeks ago the…
Hot site in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
As Cork Harbour yachts cross tacks along the Cobh shoreline, passing the naval dockyard at Haulbowline, how many realise they are cruising past one of Ireland's environmental hot potatoes? Haulbowline island is making headlines because of cancer-causing residue, left over…
'Three Months to Clean Up Haulbowline' Says Europe
Cork Harbour
The Government has three months to start cleaning the toxic waste site in Haulbowline or risk court action by the European Commission, the Irish Examiner reports. The site at the former Irish Steel plant contains an estimated 500,000 tonnes of…
Midleton Pupils Take Top Prize in Port of Cork Schools Initiative
Cork Harbour
The winners of the 2011 Port of Cork Schools Initiative have been announced. St John the Baptist National School in Midleton took the prize for best project in this year's contest, with the theme of ‘Making Cork Harbour a Green…
Military Vessels Call to Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
A number of Military vessels are in Cork Harbour this weekend and moored at Kennedy and Horgan Quays in the city centre. The ships include the Estonian 52 metre Naval/Military Ship Admiral Cowan, the 55m Norwegian Hinnoey and two Polish Military ships…
Department Denies Haulbowline Report
Cork Harbour
A spokesman for the Department of the Environment has disputed newspaper reports which suggests that the Government could face immediate fines of between €20,000 and €100,000 a day if it does not act quickly to clean up the former Irish…

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