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Pontoons in Cape Clear, West Cork a small craft harbour in Killybegs, County Donegal and dredging works in Howth, County Dublin are part of an €18m Capital Investment Package in 2016 for the development of Ireland’s fishery harbour network announced…
#IrishHarbours - Concerns over rising silt levels in Howth Harbour have made the pages of the Swords Gazette, which quotes the Harbour Users Action Group as saying launches at low water on a spring tide are now impossible. Not only…
#DunLaoghaire - Housing refugees from Syria on a ship anchored in an Irish harbour is among the proposals submitted to the State's tender for emergency accommodation. According to RTÉ News, plans are in the offing to set up a network…
New Harbour Pontoon Is 'Best Thing Sligo Ever Did'
#SligoHarbour - Recent poor weather has forced a number of visiting yachts to hang tight in Sligo Port - but they were in no rush to leave as the annual Fleadh Cheoil took over the town this week. As the…
Ruling Deferred In Dispute Over Minesweeper Turned Houseboat
#Portisham - A man who converted a decommissioned minesweeper into a houseboat will have to wait for a Supreme Court decision on his appeal against a previous ruling that the vessel can be scrapped. According to The Irish Times, Fingal…
Registration Open For Harbour2Harbour Walks In Dublin & Cork
#Harbour2Harbour - The 10th annual Harbour2Harbour Walk in aid of Aware takes place as always on St Patrick's Day - and registration is now open for anyone who wants to get active and raise money for a great cause in…
Town Council Hears Latest Progress On Wicklow Harbour Development
#WicklowHarbour - Progress is being made in development works at Wicklow Harbour, a recent town council meeting heard. According to the Wicklow Times on 13 May, Wicklow Town Council director of services Sean Quirke gave the lie of the land…
Marine Minister To Open Slipway, Announce New Works At Dunmore East
#DunmoreEast - Marine Minister Simon Coveney is set to attend the opening of Dunmore East's new harbour slipway this coming Wednesday 30 April. The minister will visit the harbour area between 5pm and 6pm to open the slipway as well…
Contract Signed For Dredging Of Arklow Port
#ArklowHarbour - Arklow Harbour is set to be dredged for the first time in 15 years this June after a €2.2 million contract for the job with Clare-based L&M Keating Ltd was officially signed earlier this month. Wicklow News reports…
Damages Awarded To Man Who Slipped On Rush Pier
#RushPier - "Reckless disregard" for the safety of bathers on the part of Fingal County Council was the finding of the High Court in its award of more than €59,000 in damages to a man injured in a fall at…
Marine Minister Welcomes Signing Of Contractor For Cape Clear Harbour Works
#IrishHarbours - Marine Minister Simon Coveney today (13 December) attended the signing of a contract with L&M Keating Ltd for the remediation and harbour improvement works at North Harbour on Cape Clear, Co Cork.   Welcoming the commencement of the project,…
Sandycove Harbour Gets Funding Boost in Budget '14 Allocation
#Harbours - Sandycove Harbour will receive more than €50,000 from a €295,000 package for repairs and upgrades to piers, quays and harbours around the Irish coast, as South County Dublin LifeTimes reports. The funding forms part of the €10 million…
Harbour Funding Approved for Ballyvaughan, Cappagh, Liscannor, Carrigaholt & Kilbaha
#clare – Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced funds totalling 91,500 euro for projects at Ballyvaughan, Cappagh, Liscannor, Carrigaholt and Kilbaha harbours/piers. "The safety works scheduled to take place at these harbours will have…
Public Consultation On Future Of Bantry Bay Harbour
#IrishHarbours - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) is asking members of the public and all interested parties for their views on plans to merge Bantry Bay Harbour with the Port of Cork Company. The department believes that…
Irish Harbours Get €7.4m Funding for Remedial Works
#IrishHarbours - Funding of €7.4 million for urgent remedial works at six regional harbours has been announced by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar. The funding will pay for repairs and safety works on essential harbour infrastructure, and…
Local Stakeholders Voice Upset at Howth Parking Charge Plans
#Howth - A new website has been set up outlining opposition by local traders and stakeholders to proposals to charge for parking in Howth Harbour. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin North East TD Tommy Broughan slammed the proposals by…

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