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Bray MD Cathaoirleach Steven Matthews with consultants RPS Group signing the contract this past week
Wicklow County Council last week (Wednesday 29 January) signed a contract for a study of Bray Harbour with consultants RPS Group. The project requires the consultants to carry out detailed surveys, and report on the options available to protect the…
Rossaveel Harbour, Connemara
Construction of amenity facilities has been granted planning permission at Rossaveel Fishery Harbour Centre in Connemara, reports Galway Bay FM.  The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have been awarded the permission to progress the works at the small…
Wexford Harbour
New limits for Wexford Harbour will be set from next Wednesday 1 January, according to the latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Transport Minister Shane Ross has signed into law the Harbours Act 1996 (Limits…
Kilkeel Harbour in Co Down
Co Down woman Danielle Rooney has started her “dream job” as harbour master at Kilkeel, as The Irish News reports. The 28-year-old is believed to be the first woman to hold such a role within the Northern Ireland Fisheries Harbour…
Howth will next week get a Seabin water cleaning device much like this one
A campaign to raise funds for Howth Harbour’s first Seabin has been successful, and the first device will be switched on at a special event next Wednesday morning (21 August). Earlier this year, local man Rowan Byrne launched a crowdfunding…
Smooth point - the project will add a further 120 metres of workable quay space in the County Donegal harbour
As part of Project Ireland 2040, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced the signing of a €14.7 million capital works contract to deliver a 120m long quay development and associated works at Smooth Point,…
The ADCPs will be depleted from vessel An tOileanach
Marine Notice No 25 of 2019 from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport advises that there will be a deployment of ADCP current meters on the sea floor in Castletownbere, Co Cork from tomorrow, Thursday 25 July. Current meters…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD inspecting harbour works at the official opening of the harbour administration building in Castletownbere with harbourmaster Cormac McGinley, Tony O’Sullivan, engineer and Kelly Guiney, Engineer
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., officially opened the new Harbour Administration building in Castletownbere and took the opportunity of his visit to the town to inspect progress on the €23.5m, 216-metre long fishing quay…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
Marine Minister Michael Creed announced on Friday (29 March) details of a €2.2m package to assist 12 coastal local authorities undertake and complete 39 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them. The package provides funding for…
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s detailed proposal for key dredging areas and spoil infill at Howth Harbour
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has updated local Fingal councillors on its proposals for the dredging of Howth Harbour. On his Facebook page, Cllr Cian O’Callaghan says the meeting with the department and the Howth Harbour Master…
€35.7m capital investment package in six Fishery Harbour Centres and other fisheries related marine infrastructure
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced details of a €35.7m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbour network. In announcing the initiative the Minister said “I am delighted to…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Could Brexit present an opportunity for Dun Laoghaire’s harbour? In a letter to The Irish Times last Tuesday 8 January, local Fine Gael councillor John Kennedy spells out his reasons why the port could be positioned as an additional resource…
Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey, marks a Bicentenary this year since construction began in 1818 by the Ballast Board (now Dublin Port Company) and to celebrate a series of talks will be held in the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. Sadly the harbour hewn out of local granite suffered structural damage, not from the recent ravages of Storm Diana, but mostly attributed to Storm Emma in March. The area is unsafe for public use and access according to DPC which issued on Thursday an updated Notice to Mariners No. 31 (see below). Fortunately, repair works began last month involving lifting of tonnes of displaced granite blocks onto the main pier breakwater where works will continue to January 2019. Afloat highlights the area has been cordoned off on this breakwater, battered the most given the exposure of Dublin Bay.
#Bullock200 - The scenic south Dublin Bay harbour at Bulloch, Dalkey, is where construction on the stone-cut structure began in the winter 1818/19 and to celebrate the 200th anniversary a series of talks as Afloat previously highlighted will continue to…
A photomontage of the envisaged development at Castletownbere upon completion in 2020
#Harbours - Works on the €23.5 million quay extension at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre are due to begin by September. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Marine Minister Michael Creed attended the signing of the contract for the 216-metre Dinish Wharf extension with…
A photomontage of the finished development at Castletownbere
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., attended the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million, 216m long quay development project and associated works on Dinish Island, Castletownbere in County Cork. Welcoming the signing of…
The project will double landing space on Dinish Island   
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today welcomed the formal granting of planning permission for a 216 metre quay extension project on Dinish Island, Castletown Bere. Welcoming the decision by Cork County Council the Minister…

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