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Planning permission has been refused for a new quay at Ros a Mhíl in Connemara, Galway.
Galway County Council has refused to extend planning permission for a new quay at Ros a Mhíl, as work had yet to begin on the multi-million euro harbour project. The Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine received approval for…
€75,000 of funding was received for Coliemore Harbour repairs in 2021
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has applied to An Bord Pleanála to carry out remedial works for a pier walkway in Coliemore Harbour which is a Protected Structure, located in Dalkey, on the southern shore of Dublin Bay. The proposed development…
Glandore Harbour is a popular sailing and boating location in West Cork
Glandore Harbour Yacht Club has accused Cork County Council of endangering the future of sailing in the West Cork harbour by changes it plans to make at the village pier. "This has been drawn up without any consultation whatsoever with…
Kinsale Harbour in West Cork. The Port is to get a new €1.2m fisherman's pontoon under Brexit adjustment funding announced by Government
Funds to help regions 'adjust' to Brexit will be used to fund major improvements at 14 harbours across West Cork it was announced earlier this week. As Afloat reported earlier, the grant is the largest ever funding announcement of its…
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council (DLR) is to receive over €3,092,289 in Brexit Investment for infrastructure work to Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The funding to DLR €1,348M will be used for berth fenders and related matters and €1,744M will be for East Pier Revetment Repairs
Ireland's largest marine leisure harbour at Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin will receive €3,092,289 in Brexit Investment for infrastructure work. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is one of 13 Coastal Local authorities to be approved for funding under a Government…
Boats alongside the Old Pier at Keelbeg in Union Hall, West Cork
Following recommendations from an independent inspection of the Old Pier at Keelbeg in Union Hall, Cork County Council says that “in order to improve safety” it is obliged to close the pier to public access. The move has been met…
Contractor appointed for Ross an Mhíl to redevelop the west coast harbour for a deep water project
The appointment of a contractor, writes ConnachtTribune, has been made for the €25m project to redevelop Ross an Mhíl as a deep water harbour. The development as Afloat previously reported, was confirmed in the Dáil by Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue, in…
Aerial image of Howth Harbour, with the West Pier on the right
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites suitably qualified contractors to submit a tender package to construct up to two reinforced concrete boatyard repair bays within the existing DAFM Boatyard located on the West Pier of Howth Fishery…
Permission granted to extend Dunmore East Harbour, Co. Waterford
At the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, planning permission has been granted for the extension of a harbour in Waterford. Waterford City and County Council approved the application - which was submitted in December 2021 - for the…
In Co. Kerry, the Fenit Marina and Inner Harbour works will receive €1 million, while the Breakwater works will get €250,000.
Project development works at Fenit harbour and Knightstown pier are to be prioritised for funding under the Brexit Adjustment Local Authority Marine Infrastructure. The announcement was made at Monday’s full meeting of Kerry County Council (KCC) by KCC Director of…
Dunmore East in County Waterford was awarded 1.74m in the Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2022
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced the allocation of €35m for capital projects in 2022 in Ireland’s six state-owned Fishery Harbour Centres at Killybegs, Ros an Mhíl, An Daingean, Castletownbere, Dunmore East and Howth…
Pictured with Minister Charlie McConalogue (second from left) is from left Senator Sean Kyne, Anne Rabbitte Td and Eamon O Cuiv TD as the Minister announced that a deep water quay facility is to be built at the State-owned Fishery Harbour Centre at Ros an Mhil, Galway. The project will be funded through the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme
As Afloat reported earlier today, Minster McConalogue today announced that a deepwater quay facility is to be built at the State-owned Fishery Harbour Centre at Ros an Mhíl, Galway. The project will be funded through the Fishery Harbour and Coastal…
Ros a Mhíl - A Strategic Hub for the Development and Support of the Offshore Wind Industry on the West Coast of Ireland will benefit from a new deepwater quay
A 25 million euro deepwater development of the Connemara fishing port of Ros-a-Mhíl is due to be announced today by Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue. Construction of a 200-metre deepwater quay at the State-owned harbour and island ferryport may also…
Fethard on Sea harbour is an example of publically owned marine infrastructure in County Wexford that could qualify for improvements from a new fund specifically to address the economic consequences of Brexit arising from the implications to the Irish fishing industry. Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme 2022-2023 is designed to support economic sectors, businesses and local communities and to support job creation and protection by distributing BAR funds to enhance, upgrade, modernise and develop Ireland’s publicly owned coastal and marine infrastructure to facilitate diversification of economic opportunities.  The main condition for reimbursing public authorities is that the costs incurred must be directly linked to countering the adverse effects of the UK's withdrawal.  Funding from the Reserve must be availed of before the end of 2023. Local authorities will need to meet these and other conditions to avail of the funding.
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D., has announced a new €35m scheme to rejuvenate local authority public piers and harbours throughout coastal communities. The record funded scheme is proposed for funding under the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) and was one of…
A murmuration at Templeludigan, Co. Wexford
BirdWatch Ireland, the national charity protecting birds, has asked people who regularly visit coastal harbours and beaches and who take to the seas “ to help in tracking one of the most breathtaking sights in Nature.” This is the phenomenon…
Ros a Mhíl - A Strategic Hub for the Development and Support of the Offshore Wind Industry on the West Coast of Ireland says a new report
The south Connemara harbour of Ros an Mhíl could become a strategic hub for the floating offshore wind sector with potential for 900 jobs, according to a new report. The report, commissioned by Údarás na Gaeltachta and presented to Minister…

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