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Deeper Water Dumping Might Be Solution To Dublin Bay Dredging Issues Says Diver
#DublinBay - The dumping of sewage sludge in deeper waters beyond the Kish Bank “might well serve as a model” for the current dredging of Dublin Port. In a letter to The Irish Times earlier this week, Cormac F Lowth,…
Fine Gael Group Leader, Councillor Barry Ward. A group letter from DLR Councillors says “such a move will mean your own constituents will see reductions in the Council’s provision of public facilities such as parks, libraries, sports pitches, road, footpaths, lighting, and a range of other things that we currently provide for the businesses and residents of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.”
Councillors on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have unanimously agreed to send a highly critical letter to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, taking him to task over his attitude to the transfer of Dún Laoghaire harbour to the Council. Download…
A 2013 aerial image looking northwards from Dun Laoghaire Harbour out into Dublin Bay and beyond
Local yacht clubs, marine businesses and sailing schools were among the attendees of the first ever meeting of Dun Laoghaire Harbour tenants and stakeholders that took place at Ireland's largest boating centre last week. A draft agenda, seen by Afloat.ie,…
Dredging works to deepen channels for larger cargo and cruise vessels started last autumn
#DublinBay - Murky seawater in Dublin Bay should not be blamed on dredging, according to Dublin Port Company’s CEO. Earlier this week, it emerged that all planned diving excursions in Dublin Bay by Irish Underwater Council members had been cancelled…
The location of the proposed coach park at the former fastferry (HSS Stena Explorer as above) terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
#DublinBay -  A transport company based in the UK reports The Times, is involved in a planning row over the proposed use of the former ferry terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour as a coach park. Go-Ahead, which recently secured contracts…
Dublin Port ahead of deepwater channel dredging operations that began late last year
#DublinBay - All planned diving expeditions in Dublin Bay have been cancelled due to silt from dredging operations clouding the water, it has been claimed. The Irish Times reports that Irish Underwater Council members have abandoned all scheduled dives, as…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Solicitors for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company called for the retraction of “damaging and disparaging statements” made at a council meeting on the transfer of the port to local authority control, it has emerged. According to today’s Sunday Times (6 May), the…
Not the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead ferry but the 'Howth' Ferry operated by Dublin Bay Cruise excursion vessel St. Bridget (as depicted on the advert) displayed at the beginning of the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the background is docked the imposing presence of Stena Carrier, the largest ever ro-ro (freight-only ferry) ship to enter the south Dublin Bay harbour. On the left is the National Yacht Club, one of four yachts clubs situated between the East and West Piers of the harbour which last year marked a bi-centenary when construction began in 1817 on the south Dublin Bay 'asylum' harbour.
#DublinBay - As Afloat previously reported the recent arrival of Stena Carrier to Dun Laoghaire Harbour was a surprise to many an onlooker as the imposing vessel towered above Carlisle Pier, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena Carrier is the largest ever…
Stena Carrier arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning
The Ro–Ro Cargo Ship 'Stena Carrier' arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning berthing at the Carlisle Pier. The Danish flagged vessel has been at anchor in Dublin Bay since April 22nd.  The 182.77m ship is the first such cargo…
Cracks and subsidence in the roundhead wall on the West Pier
#DLHarbour - “There is no immediate health and safety issue with any pier in Dun Laoghaire.” That was the message from Transport Minister Shane Ross in his reply to a Dáil question from local TD Richard Boyd Barrett earlier this…
An inflatable aqua park similar to this one in England’s New Forest could pop up in Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour this year
#DLHarbour - It’s all change for Dun Laoghaire Harbour ahead of its pending transfer to local authority control — and part of that change might be seen this summer in the form of an inflatable aqua park. Big Splash Water…
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…
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…

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