#harbourmaster – Dun Laoghaire Harbour master Frank Allen has resigned just a year after taking over the state job. Dun Laoghaire harbour Company (DLHC) confirmed Captain Allen left the post yesterday according to a report by Barry O'Halloran in this morning's Irish Times.
Part of Captain Allen's brief was to play a role in attracting Cruise liners to the south county Dublin harbour. A new disembarkation point has been completed in the Coal harbour and some new ships docked in Dun Laoghaire this Summer including Quest, an arctic expedition ship.
DLHC hopes to create 1000 new jobs according to a Harbour Masterplan launched a year ago.
Former Harbour master Simon Coate has taken over as acting harbour master.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour hosts this week's international Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth World Championships, the biggest sailing event of its kind to be held in Ireland starting this Friday.
The Irish Times has more on the story here.