Youghal in East Cork has been appointed its first full-time Harbour Master.
Cork County Council advertised for the ‘full time and pensionable’ post last December, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.
The new Harbour Master, who is expected take up their role next month, will also have responsibility for the coastline to nearby Ballycotton.
The appointment comes on the heels of new council bye-laws that give Harbour Masters and proposed ‘harbour constables’ greater authority to deal with mooring fees, abandoned vessels and criminal activity.
Youghal has been the focus of a spate of outboard engine thefts in recent weeks.
The East Cork Journal has more on the story HERE.