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Sailing Instructors at the INSS in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The INSS is launching a major recruitment drive for sailing, powerboat and cruising instructors. The positions are both full time for the summer and ad-hoc during the week and at weekends. Thankfully, says School Principal Kenny Rumball, they've seen a…
In one of his first roles as RIYC Commodore, Joe Costello presented the overall prizes for the 2018 RS Feva East Coast Championships to overall winners Tim Norwood (Helmsman) left and Finn Cleary (Crew)
Counting four first places Tim Norwood and Finn Cleary of the host club won the six race 2018 RS Feva East Coast Championships by a clear margin of eight nett points at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Race over two…
At low water there is now evidence of subsidence and the breakup of the face of the apron at the West Pier but with €4m already allocated for this pier, this leaves €26.5m for other repairs. But how much is actually necessary?
The €33.5million figure for "Taking in Charge" of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the transfer to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is a broad brush number and needs to be examined writes Dun Laoghaire sailor Hal Sisk.  During the recent DLR Council debate…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour in south Dublin is set for long-awaited transfer to local authority control
#DLHarbour - “All assets and liabilities” of Dun Laoghaire  Harbour Company will transfer to the local authority upon its pending dissolution — with no additional State funding available, the Minister for Transport has confirmed. Shane Ross was responding in writing…
Wreckage from the Westerly on Claremont Beach in Sutton. A hull plate Number ST2 is visible
Debris from the break–up of Holyhead Marina on the north coast of Wales continues to wash ashore along the County Dublin and Wicklow coasts.  Afloat.ie reader Peter Cunning found debris from on Sutton beach on Dublin Bay this week, which he believes…
Containerships docked in Ireland's largest port, Dublin where annual volumes of goods is expected to rise to 77.2 million tonnes by 2040. Afloat adds the containerships are docked at the DFT Terminal, one of three Lo-Lo facilities located in the port estate.
#DublinPort- Expansion in Dublin Port will happen at a faster than expected pace over the next 20 years as population growth boosts volumes passing through the country's main goods gateway, the semi-state company behind the port said. As the Independent.ie…
Cllr Ossian Smyth (Green Party) doesn't want Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to take on Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company's liabilities
#DLHarbour - The proposal by Transport Minister Shane Ross to transfer Dun Laoghaire  Harbour’s liabilities to the local authority along with its assets is “not acceptable”, according to a local councillor. Last Monday 9 April, Green Party Cllr Ossian Smyth…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Transport Minister Shane Ross must ensure there is “no delay” in the transfer of Dun Laoghaire  Harbour to the local authority, as Dublin Live reports. Earlier this week it emerged that Minister Ross had made his determination that…
An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Tom Murphy joins dlr councillors and officials to mark the signing of the €9m contract with SIAC-Mantovani for the redevelopment of the old Dun Laoghaire Baths site
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has signed a €9 million contract with SIAC-Mantovani for the redevelopment of the old Dún Laoghaire Baths site. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the approved plans will see the retention of the existing baths building and…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the south side of Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Has Dun Laoghaire Harbour finally been transferred to the local county council? That appears to be the case, according to a tweet yesterday evening (Monday 9 April) from Green Party Councillor Ossian Smyth. The tweet quotes Transport Minister…
A large piece of stonework has been dislodged from the roundhead apron at Dun Laoghaire's West Pier
Following Afloat.ie photos showing the damage to the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire after Storm Emma, this weekend's low tide and calm seas revealed further evidence of the pressing need for repair works to the Pier's roundhead.  Damage to the…
Alistair Rumball will give a talk entitled “A life in the Irish National Sailing School”. Reflections on 40 years of teaching, the highlights and plenty of entertaining tales all are on the agenda.
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire is celebrating it’s 40th birthday this year, having been established by Alistair Rumball in 1978. From very humble beginnings above a charity shop on George’s Street in Dun Laoghaire, the…
A large piece of stonework dislodged from the roundhead apron at Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier
#DLHarbour - Concerns have been raised over apparent damage to the East and West Piers in Dun Laoghaire Harbour that may be worse than previously estimated. Visibly damaged stonework lies at the waterline of the West Pier roundhead some four…
Shirley Gilmore (Royal St George Yacht Club) was the Winner in the Laser Frostbites Overall. Scroll down for more prizewinning photos below
“In the summertime……….when the weather is hot”. To paraphrase the words of Mungo Jerry, with the arrival of summertime, the sailing was hot! British and therefore Irish Summertime arrived in Dun Laoghaire with a pleasant blue sky day for what…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s latest 48-page yearbook is the visible face of a significant part of Irish sailing’s organisational infrastructure
It’s big, it’s unique, and it’s the focal point of recreational interaction with the sea for one of the more affluent areas of population in Europe writes W M Nixon. But anyone visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first time,…
Lasers in Dun Laoghaire Harbour making speed for the Lexicon, one of the focal points for this week’s “Mountains to the Sea” dlr Book Festival
“Only connect” urged the novelist E M Forster writes W M Nixon. But his idealistic concepts of emotional connection would be at some remove from the curiously coincidental nautical connections between writers Roddy Doyle and Jennifer Johnston, who are in…

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