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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…
Sigma 33 numbers on Dublin Bay could reach a high of 25 for this June's Championships with boats travelling from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
Sigma 33 sailors are making their sailing plans in good time for 2018 with 15 entries from 11 different clubs received for the class and Irish Championships being held in the Royal St George Yacht Club from 22nd – 24…
Kenny Rumball (above) will chat about his dinghy sailing and youth racing which was where he learned his skills
As part of the Irish National Sailing School 40th Birthday Celebrations the country's leading sailing school is hosting a series of free talks and events starting tonight when School Principal Kenneth Rumball will share tales about his background and the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay: A meeting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council voted to transfer the harbour into Council ownership thereby clearing the way forward for new proposals for the use of the 200-year-old structure
The recent vote by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLR) effectively recommends that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport dissolve the Harbour Company and transfer its assets to the County Council. The right to do this is given to…
The new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 on display at Dun Laoghaire Marina
The ISORA fleet's newest arrival, a brand new Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 named Yoyo, made its debut at Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend and although only partially commissioned by MGM Boats at this point, the Daniel Andrieu design looks more than ready…
Noel Butler has an unassailable lead in the DMYC Frostbites
When sailors arrived to rig for the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites on Sunday the wind was considerably less than the 6-12 knots promised by Windguru but by the time boats got afloat an encouraging 8 knots plus ENE had kicked in.…
An artist's impression provides an idea of what cruise ships might look like arriving into Dun Laoghaire harbour
In a further twist in the long running proposed cruise Line berth at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, An Bord Pleanála has written to Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company this week requesting them to furnish further information in relation to the effects on the…
Pierre Long and John Parker sailing an IDRA 14 are third overall in series two of the DMYC Frostbite Series
During the latter half of last week few would have expected that by Sunday it would be “warm” enough to permit racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the Frostbite Series hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club. While the “Beast…
Damage to Dun Laoghaire Harbour sustained during Storm Emma
With the recent damage to Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Storm Emma adding to the seriousness of the problem, last night’s decision regarding harbour management by the Council - and the comments issued this afternoon by the Save Our Seafront organisation…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s ‘Floating Homes’ Tender Goes Live
#Property - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has now launched the procurement process for its plans to develop ‘floating homes’ on the waterfront, as promised in January. The tender published to the State’s eTenders website is “seeking proposals for the development…
Both of Ireland's 2008 Beijing Olympic campaigners are back on the water at the Star Bacardi Cup this week in Miami, Florida
In what might be the first competitive meeting since the controversial 2008 Olympic Star selection trials – that ended up in front of an Olympic Council of Ireland Appeal hearing – two of Ireland's 2008 keelboat campaigners Peter O'Leary of Baltimore and…
The broken surface at the bandstand area of the East Pier following Storm Emma. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will recommend the dissolution of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and the transfer of its assets to the local authority at a meeting this week. 
There is 'substantial damage' to Dun Laoghaire's East Pier following Storm Emma. The bad news for the harbour, following its bicentenary year, comes as Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will recommend the dissolution of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and the transfer of its assets…
Dublin sailor Philip Lee comes to the rescue of a swimmer at Sandycove during Storm Emma yesterday. See video below. The Coastguard has urged people to act responsibly and not to go swimming in any lakes, rivers or in the sea.
It was a well known Dublin Bay sailor who came to the rescue of a swimmer at the height of Storm Emma yesterday in the popular bathing spot of Sandycove in County Dublin. As social media revealed, it was the…
Racing has been cancelled in tomorrow's DBSC Spring Chicken Series due to Storm Emma. Winds are set to moderate later tomorrow
A sea state post Storm Emma has been judged to be not suitable for sailing and led to the cancellation of tomorrow's popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series.  Easterly winds, that brought wild conditions to many Dublin Bay harbours…
The scene at Bulloch Harbour where a storm surge caused waves to break over the harbour. Scroll down for video.
Flooding in South Dublin coastal towns and villages came when high tides arrived at lunch time today. In Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey, on the southern tip of Dublin Bay, storm waves swept through the harbour as Bay waters threatened the top…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will recommend the dissolution of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and the transfer of its assets to the local authority at a meeting next week, The Irish Times reports. Following months of slow progress, DLRCoCo…

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