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Fingal County Council Removes Small Boats from Skerries Harbour Railings

10th October 2023
A sign affixed to a railing by Fingal County Council that reads: ‘Any craft or unauthorised equipment fixed to the harbour railings shall be removed by order of Fingal County Council.’ Behind the sign is an inflatable boat chained to the railing.
Several boats illegally chained to the railings on Harbour Road in Skerries have been removed — and fines may be waived for owners who retrieve their boats by Monday 23 October Credit: Fingal County Council

Fingal County Council, in accordance with the provisions of its bye-laws, has removed a number of small boats which were illegally chained to the railings on Harbour Road in Skerries.

Owners can make arrangements to retrieve their boats on payment of a fine of €150 to Fingal County Council by emailing the Harbour Master at [email protected]. The council says it is prepared to waive this €150 fine for owners who retrieve their boats on or before Monday 23 October.

Any boat not retrieved by Monday 6 November, whether or not the €150 fine has been paid, will be destroyed and the council shall not be liable for any loss to the owner.

Anyone claiming ownership of any particular boat will be required to present to the Harbour Master photographic ID in the form or a driver’s licence, passport or public services card, as well as proof of address in the form of a utility bill, bank statement, letter from an official public body, etc.

Copies of this documentation will be retained by Fingal County Council and may be produced at a later date to An Garda Síochána in the event of any dispute over ownership of a boat being claimed.

Published in Irish Harbours Team

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