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Among today’s Budget 2022 announcements is the allocation of €108 million to maritime transport and safety as well as ongoing support to the Irish Coast Guard. In respect to the coastguard, funding will provide enhanced building and IT programmes as…
Bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay
The Irish Wildlife Trust has welcomed this week’s Budget announcements of new funding to address biodiversity issues. These include a move to more than double the allocation to the previously “defunded and neglected” National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) from…
The Department of the Marine's 2021 budget estimate announced today provides some €13 million in increased funding for the continued promotion of the environmentally sustainable development of fisheries, aquaculture and the wider seafood industry. This brings the total funding for…
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, and Transport Eamon Ryan TD
A €108m allocation from the Department of Transport will support the work of the Irish Coast Guard it was announced in today's 2021 Budget. The funding will also provide for the services of the Maritime Safety Policy Division, the Marine…
Finance Bill Confirms Mineral Oil Tax Ban On Green Diesel For Private Pleasure Craft From January
As professional services giant PwC highlights in its Budget insights summary, the Finance Bill published last Thursday introduces measures to bring Ireland in line with EU law with respect to the use of marked gas oil for private pleasure navigation.…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
In the budget, Marine Minister Michael Creed has made provision for the Department’s Seafood Programme to increase by €5 million, to a total of €137.8 million. The provision, says Creed, will help fund vital investment in our fishery harbours, most…
Ministers Donohoe (left) and Noonan arrive at Government Buildings for Budget 2017
While cuts to USC, pension increases and a Public Sector pay rise are among the main components of Budget 2017 anounced today, the Marine Sector came in for special mention with a new income tax credit that recognises the difficult nature…
Budget Dishes Up €11.5m For Fishery Harbour Works
#budget2014 – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD today announced details of his Department's 2015 budget. Emphasising that despite the fragile recovery in the economy, he had secured an increase in funding for the first time…
Marine Escapes Cuts in Latest Budget
#BUDGET - Coastguard and lifeboat services, mountain rescue and the Commissioners of Irish Lights will not face any further funding cuts in the latest Budget, according to the Minister for Transport. The Irish Times reports that, following the reduction of…
Coveney Underlines Importance of Marine to Coastal Communities
#BUDGET – Announcing his expenditure estimates for 2012 today the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD said The marine and fisheries sector is particularly important to coastal communities and savings have been made through redeployments at…
Expenditure on fisheries will be maintained at 2010 levels under the Budget for 2011  announced today. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, welcomed the protection of expenditure in forestry/bioenergy and fisheries, saying it “reflects the important economic…
Today the Minister for Transport Mr Noel Dempsey T.D. announced the 2011 Estimates provision for his Department. The following are the principal features of the 2011 Estimates for marine affairs in his remit. The 2011 capital provision will be €15 million,… Total Transport Budget Announced
Minister Dempsey announces €2.787 billion budget for Transport in 2010 – €0.92 billion for public transport; €1.72 billion for roads of which €1.31 billion for national roads including €37.5 million for road safety and €411 million for upkeep and maintenance… Sail Training Axe Disappoints Marine Group
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has given a cautious welcome to the budget, while expressing disappointment at the decision to axe the country's sail training scheme. “Overall, the Irish Marine Federation welcomes the government’s commitment to restore order to the… Coiste an Asgard is Scrapped in Budget Cuts
Coiste an Asgard the state body responsible for Sail Training in Ireland has been abolished as part of this afternoon's budget cuts. Confirmation of its termination was posted on the Department of Finance website here. The move effectively brings to… Sailing Funding Likely to Be Hit
A Sports Council cut in funding by 4% will be reflected in a funding cut to national governing bodies, including sailing. ISA Chief Harry Hermon was expecting a cut in sailing's take but said it was not clear just how…

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