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Marine Federation Meet to Discuss Credit Squeeze, Boat Registration
#irishmarinefederation – Today's Irish Marine Federation (IMF) agm at the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise will hear that bank lending or the lack of it, continues to be a problem for boat sales. It's just one of a number of key issues…
Lough Ree Water Level Lowering Would 'Disrupt Navigation' – Irish Marine Federation
#loughree – Any threat to the water levels on Lough Ree would mean disruption to the navigation in a number of places say the Irish Marine Federation (IMF) in its latest newsletter in response to farming demands for lower water…
Irish Boat Sales, Chandlery & Boat Hire Badly Hit by Recession
#marine – Although there has been a small but steady recovery the Irish Marine Federation (IMF) says in its latest bulletin to members, a reliable barometer of boating actiivty, the Irish boating trade is still a long way from getting…
Irish Marine Federation Makes Representations on 'Green Diesel'
#greendiesel – The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has made representations to the Revenue Commissioners in relation to a proposed ban on the use of so called 'Green Diesel', (or Red Diesel in Northern Ireland) for leisure boats pointing out difficulties…
Marine Federation agm for Dun Laoghaire
#BOATSHOW–The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) holds its Annual General Meeting at 18.00 on Wednesday, 30th November at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. Top of the agenda, in these challenging times, is the staging of next year's boat show which…
ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Singapore Exceeds Expectations
An exceptional, global audience gathered together over the last two days in Singapore's Swissotel The Stamford for the 2011 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference. Held in Asia for the first time ever, 270 delegates attended from far and wide with representatives…
Single Maritime Authority 'Essential for an Island People'
The new Government's plans to merge marine responsibilities into a single department has received a guarded welcome from Ireland's maritime bodies. In today's Irish Times, the Irish Marine Federation is quoted as saying a "single maritime authority is essential for…
Conference Reveals State of Marine Leisure Industry
With boat sales falling by as much as 80%, marina business down 20%, retail sales in chandlery down up to 38%, insurance down 12.5% the marine industry in Ireland and Wales had to take some action to ensure the marine…
Marine Leisure Conference Aims to Combat Downturn
Over 120 marine trade and leisure companies from Ireland and Wales are coming together in Dun Laoghaire this week to examine ways to combat the current economic downturn on both sides of the Irish Sea. Speakers at the conference at…
Dublin Boat Show Goes Afloat
The 2011 Dublin Boat Show is going on the water in 2011 if a new approach to promote boating in Ireland takes off. The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) aims to include as many boating activities as possible in the national boat…
Irish Marine Federation Hold Dublin Talks with European Boating Industry
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is in high level talks with the European Boating Industry tomorrow on EU Boating Licences and a new European Directive for Recreational Craft. There will also be discussion on the new EU Tourism policy.The Irish…
Ireland's First Irish Sea Marine Leisure Conference Planned
The Irish Marine Federation in its role as  lead partner in the Interreg Programme,, is currently working on the following projects. Executive Steve Conlon gives the following update to Marine Leisure Conference:A conference to assist marine leisure companies…
Irish Brokers on Look Out for More Boats to Sell
It might be the least expected outcome after a torrid two years in boat sales but now Irish brokers have few large boats left to sell. The scarcity stems from the fact that Irish second-hands have been snapped up by foreign…
20% UK VAT Rate is 'Shot in the Arm for Irish Marine Industry'
Irish businesses got a shot in the arm today with the news that UK VAT rates are to go up from 17.5% to 20%.The VAT differential will only be 1% compared to just over a year ago when it was…
Marine Federation is Navigating Beyond the Gloom
The Irish marine trade is recovering lost ground this spring according to the Irish Marine Federation's Mark McAuley. Having discussed market conditions with market leaders, it is clear that the market’s appetite for boats and boating holidays has improved –…
IMF Mark Retirement of Wally Morrissey
The Irish Marine Federation marked the retirement of Mr. Wally Morrissey of Crosshaven Boatyard from its board after a 30 year involvement with the industry body. The presentation was made at an IMF meeting in the Port of Cork offices…

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