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The Lady Gregory restaurent which AFLOAT adds is on board Irish Ferries W.B. Yeats
The tourism industry in Ireland has said it can deliver growth of 65% if the incoming government restores the 9% Vat rate. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation published its election manifesto today and said Brexit, weakened demand and increased costs…
Incumbent Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross
New rules for sports grants introduced after a controversy involving private schools two years ago could affect eligibility for yachts clubs in the future, it is feared. Ten sports clubs across the country — two private schools and eight golf…
Maritime lawyer Michael Kingston
An Irish international maritime lawyer has called for a Garda inquiry into the State's role in investigating marine accidents writes Lorna Siggins. Michael Kingston, whose father Tim died in the Whiddy island Betelgeuse explosion 41 years ago, visited Garda headquarters…
'Green' Diesel Use Ends in Ireland
The use of green diesel for the propulsion of leisure craft became unlawful in the Republic of Ireland from 1 January 2020. As Afloat previously reported, most marina fuel pumps in Ireland will only deliver fully-taxed white diesel and/or petroleum.…
Christmas Boating News From Afloat
There will be two Afloat newsletters over the Christmas period. One on Friday, December 27th and the other on Friday, January 3rd. The e-news highlights the latest content from popular sections of our website. Read previous editions here. The daily…
The Next Bond Movie where above a helicopter films one of the action sequences at the container terminal in Kingstown, Jamaica which involved Eon Productions in partnership with French container giant CMA CGM. AFLOAT adds the operator's Irish division, CMA CGM Shipping (Ireland) Ltd has offices located in Dublin and Cork from where 'feeder' vessels serve these ports connecting to Europe and beyond.
One of the World's largest container ship operators, CMA CGM in record time deployed a dedicated team for what promises to be one of the great films of 2020, the next James Bond film 'No Time To Die'. The French…
The 2020 Afloat Annual is out now!
This 64-page full-colour A4 magazine includes a review of 2019 plus all the details for 2020 Afloat and all your latest sailing news in time for Christmas! BUY IT HERE! Order your copy online now at €8 plus €2.50 shipping fee…
Ballot boxes from the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall, England arrive after initial weather delays. Afloat adds the islands form part of the St. Ives constituency, the most southern on the UK mainland.
In the UK, ballot boxes for the final General Election constituency to announce its results are on their way to be counted after stormy conditions passed. In the constituency of St. Ives (Cornwall), adverse weather had meant boats and a…
Llandudno’s Shannon class lifeboat prepares to assist in the search yesterday
Searches for a light aircraft that went missing between the Irish Sea and the Menai Strait off North Wales yesterday afternoon (Monday 25 November) were suspended overnight. The aircraft, with one person on board, reportedly disappeared from radar near Puffin…
Sutton Dinghy Club, which has been awarded more than €55,000 towards the upgrade of its facilities
Sutton Dinghy Club received the biggest amount out of four local allocations for sailing as the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme is completed. The north Co Dublin club was awarded €55,971 towards the upgrade of its clubhouse facilities…
Detail from the diary. A full transcript of the extracts is downloadable below
“We are celebrating here afloat on the Antarctic floe not knowing what way we will drift next or be frozen in for another winter... Breakfast a seal steak and cup of tea...dinner a pancake made of flour water fried in…
Revenue Guidance For Compliance With Green Diesel Ban For Pleasure Craft To Come Before New Year
The Revenue Commissioners will prepare guidance material for their website and update relevant tax and duty manuals in advance of the upcoming ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft, it is understood. That’s according to the…
Revenue ‘Yet To Reveal Changes For Oil Suppliers’ Ahead Of Upcoming Green Diesel Ban
With only seven weeks until the ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft comes into force, the Revenue Commissioners have yet to formally declare to oil suppliers what changes are required under the new legislation, according…
Stormy conditions at Castle Point near Kilkee in January 2014
BreakingNews.ie reports that a sea angler has died in an incident on the Co Clare coast yesterday afternoon (Saturday 26 October). The man, believed to be a Polish national in his 40s, had been fishing with another man at Castle…
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has defended her decision to vote against a resolution in the European Parliament to enhance rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean. The vote in Strasbourg yesterday (Thursday 24 October) lost by two. Every Fine…
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.…
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